Exclusive Terrace overlooking the town of Positano
Shopping in Positano
Hugely popular since the Sixties, Positano fashion is characterized by handcrafted dresses, tops, and pants made of light materials, especially linen. Stroll through the winding pedestrian-only roads of the village and you will find no shortage of ceramic shops, little art galleries and high-end clothing boutiques showcasing Positano fashion. This is a great place to buy handmade leather sandals. Artisan shoemakers can make shoes on request.
As there are many lemon trees here, you will find lots of things with lemons, including lemon soap, lemon scented perfume, lemon candies, lemon sorbets, ceramics decorated with lemons, available in a gorgeous assortment of designs, and limoncello, an alcoholic drink which is very popular all over the Amalfi Coast.
Positano is home to two breathtaking pebbly sand beaches nestled along the Amalfi Coast, with beautiful, crystal clear waters and a spectacular setting. Explore the beach path that embraces the mountainside. A 90-minute drive south of Naples, Positano’s VIP beach Spiaggia Grande serves as the center of the town’s social life.
Spiaggia Grande is Positano’s largest and longest beach, lined with gourmet restaurants, bars and a nightclub, where you can watch the sunset over the Mediterranean.
For those seeking a quieter, pristine and more laid-back environment, Spiaggia di Fornillo is only a 10-minute walk along Via dei Positanesi d’America. With its crystal clear waters, Fornillo Beach was a favorite of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and French artist Jean Cocteau.
Where to stay in Positano
To live up to its reputation as a dream place and one of the most glamorous vacation spots in the world, Positano is certainly not short of luxury hotels.
Luxury private motor-yacht charters are also available for daily or weekly itineraries down the coast to Amalfi and Capri Island, with qualified English-speaking captains and crew, to discover the hidden gems of one of Italy’s most spectacular stretches of coastline.
Positano is superb and the towns above it, especially Nocelle and Montepertuso, are also well worth exploring. The Path of the Gods is a fantastic 5-miles walking trail on the Amalfi Coast that ends precisely in the town of Nocelle.