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How to Spend 3 Days in Positano

How to Spend 3 Days in Positano

Located on the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast, Positano is an ideal base for discovering coastal villages, the Bay of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula. Three days gives you time to take it all in, especially if you use tours and day trips to help maximize your time. Here’s how.

Day 1: A Perfect Day in Positano

Positano is best explored on foot, so spend the morning strolling around on a walking tour; peek inside the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and browse shops, art galleries, and cafés. Then, check out the town’s main beach Spiaggia Grande, where you’ll find the most impressive views of the town from below.

 

For lunch, head to a beachside restaurants to sample the region’s renowned seafood. Afterwards, cool off with a swim in the Mediterranean Sea or rent a kayak or paddleboard. 

Alternatively, foodies can opt for a gastronomic tour of the neighboring Sorrento Peninsula, a culinary hotspot famous for its lemons, mozzarella, and limoncello. As well as tasting locally produced cheeses and olive oils, you’ll get to feast on homemade Italian pizza. 

Day 2: Explore the Amalfi Coast

Hailed as one of Italy’s most impressive coastlines, the Amalfi Coast warrants an entire day of exploration. Set sail on a full-day cruise, which tend to stop at the coastal villages of  Amalfi and Ravello, home to medieval buildings and handicraft shops. You’ll also pass natural wonders such as the cliffs of Fiordo di Furore; visit the Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo); and stop at beaches and coves that are only accessible by boat. 

Alternatively, adventurous travelers can hike the dramatic Path of the Gods route on a hiking tour that reveals some of the area’s best coastal views. 

Back in Positano, head to Music On The Rocks on Spiaggia Grande beach to drink and dance the night away. Carved into cliffs overlooking the ocean, it’s the most famous nightclub on the Amalfi Coast.

Day 3: Visit Ancient Pompeii

Spend your final day visiting the archaeological site of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. For the best value, choose a day trip that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, and visits to other nearby sights. 

Most tours begin with a walk around the Pompeii ruins— highlights of which include the petrified Forum, Thermal Baths, and Teatro Grande amphitheater—and then visit the nearby Herculaneum archaeological site. Some also take in the views of Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for Pompeii’s demise. 

Another popular addition to a day tour is a boat cruise along the Sorrento Coast, which features swimming and snorkeling stops. 

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Private Transfer: From Positano (hotel) to Rome (hotel-airport-railway station)

Private Transfer: From Positano (hotel) to Rome (hotel-airport-railway station)

Enjoy hassle-free transportation to Rome, either at the airport, train station or your hotel, from your hotel in Positano with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel in Positano, and relax on the journey in a private, climate-controlled vehicle for up to eight passengers.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$291.12
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$291.12
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Hiking Path of the Gods

Hiking Path of the Gods

Explore the rugged wilderness of Bomerano with this journey out to the Path of the Gods. Your driver will pick you up from Positano and take you out to the trail, where you'll get fantastic views out over the Amalfi Coast. You can also prearrange a guide for the hike if you'd prefer to not make the trek alone.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$412.43
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Amalfi Coast private tour by traditional and elegant wooden boats

Amalfi Coast private tour by traditional and elegant wooden boats

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Discover the Amalfi Coast on board a classic wooden boat with this private full-day tour departing from Positano or Praiano. Customize the itinerary according to your preferences and spend the day exploring small beaches, swimming in the clear waters, and sipping prosecco. A skipper takes care of navigating along the coastline.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$864.14
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Private Excursion Pompei Positano Amalfi

Private Excursion Pompei Positano Amalfi

Enjoy Day tour of The Famous Pompeii ruins and Amalfi Coast  (Positano, Amalfi ).  Three enchanting places that offer breathtaking scenery and a treasure of history of our Italy. If you are in Italy for your holidays or for any other reason you can not miss the opportunity to visit the Pompeii and Amalfi Coast, and with us you can do it safely, without stress and with the guarantee of an excellent price / quality ratio, thanks to great experience and friendliness of our drivers and the comfort of our Mercedes luxury vehicles.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$531.25
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Positano Walking tour

Positano Walking tour

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Get to know Positano like a local as you explore the city’s neighborhoods on an evening walking tour with your guide Zia Lucy. Hear stories passed down through generations, and see the city as if you lived there, stopping at local shops and tasting a local specialty. Positano is very steep and full of steps, so participants need to be in relatively good knee health to manage, and although the tour is family friendly, it may be a challenge for young children.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.68
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Paestum and Mozzarella tasting

Paestum and Mozzarella tasting

Visit the significant archaeological site of Paestum in the Salerno region of Italy, with private transport provided from Positano. The UNESCO-listed ruins of this ancient city feature cobbled lanes, Greek temples, and painted tombs. Travel in the comfort of a privately chauffeured minivan and visit a cheese factory for a taste of mozzarella. A private guide can be arranged separately at an additional cost.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$730.26
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Pompeii, Herculaneum and winery tour

Pompeii, Herculaneum and winery tour

Learn about the history and culinary traditions of the Campania Region with this private tour from Positano. You'll visit incredible historic sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Pompeii and the ruins of Herculaneum, followed by a visit to a local winery, where you'll get to sample some of the region’s most delicious wines.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$547.70
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Gastronomic tour

Gastronomic tour

The start of the tour begins with one of PositanoTaxi’s English speaking drivers meeting you at your accommodations in Positano who will then drive you along the stunning Amalfi coast to arrive in Schiazzano.The countryside of Sorrento marks the start of your food adventure. When you arrive in Schiazzano your gastronimic tour start and at the end of this tour you have time to spend one hour in Sorrento before to come back in Positano
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$547.70
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$547.70
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