The Italian town of Positano clings to the almost sheer cliffs of the Salerno coast, offering visitors unrivalled access to the Tyrrhenian Sea as well as stunning views to wake up to. The amazing architecture, bright colours and vibrant flower decorations have meant that Positano, Italy has been the focus on many, many camera lenses, and people cannot seem to resist returning to their Positano villas year on year.
Positano is a town of stairways, meaning cars have to be left at one of the car parks at the top of the town, where dedicated porters will be waiting to help you carry your bags down to your Positano villa. Upon your arrival at your Positano villa, no matter how breathtaking the view is, remember to pay your porter before heading out to uncover the many marvels which nestle in amongst the stacked houses! You could never tire of walking the streets of Positano, especially when you discover the Roman Villa Romana, the eight 16th century defensive towers, the Cathedral St Maria Assunta and the Positano Botanical Gardens.
Due to the fame of the “Positano fashion style”, Positano villas are hugely popular with those with one eye on fashion. There are a host of fantastic fashion boutiques throughout the town, and there is always a strong sense of glamour throughout Positano.
Every holiday and honeymoon in Positano will soon focus on the foot of the town. The Marina which stands at the base of the cliff is a great focal point for Positano, especially due to the wonderful little beaches of Fornillo and Porta di Arienzo which flank the marina on both sides. The beaches are small but perfectly formed, and there is always plenty of space in which to place your towel. The marina is also a huge asset due to the number of tour boats which stop here. Tours on vessels ranging from small motor boats to huge, ancient sailing ships can be arranged from the marina, offering wonderful trips along the Almalfi Coast, especially if you are on honeymoon in Positano.
Positano is located on a number of national walking trails along the Almalfi Coast, making a Positano villa a perfect place for walkers to take a holiday in the sun. There are no less than four national paths taking in some of the most untouched wildlife areas in the region as well as some of the most remarkable viewpoints you are likely to discover in the whole of the Salerno district.
If you have time on your way to or from your Positano villa, exploring the streets of Naples is a fantastic way to spend a day. There are some amazing historical monuments, buildings and sites throughout the city, as well as some magnificent little cafes and restaurants to try.
During the summer months, the climate of Positano is almost perfect, with little rain and temperatures which are magnificently warm without ever reaching unbearable levels. Temperatures regularly reach the mid-30’s (˚C) in July and August, and the evenings are perfect for meals in the open overlooking the sea.
Naples International Airport (NAP) is the closest airport to any of the self catering villas in Positano, Italy. With regular flights landing from across the UK from British Airways, BMI, easyJet, MyTravel Airways and ThomsonFly, you should not encounter any problems in finding a cheap flight, and once you arrive in Naples, the onward journey to a Positano villa is easy too. There is a direct rail connection between the two, as well as good car hire companies at the airport. During the summer, there are also some fantastic boat services, a perfect way to start a honeymoon in Positano.