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Destination guide

Picture-perfect Positano

Draped over the cone-shaped hills of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is nothing short of gorgeous. Its buildings, the hues of Neapolitan ice cream, line in terraces along the verdant cliffside, dropping elegantly down to a cobalt-blue Med. The town is a tangle of fashion stores and cafes, trodden by clothes-conscious fashionistas and native Campanians alike. Whether you come to sip citrusy lemon liqueur while gazing out to Capri, to bob on a private yacht in the happening marina, or just to laze on the pebbles of the Spiaggia Grande beach, Positano holiday rentals can help you channel la dolce vita.

Things to do

Tipples and sips in Positano

From delicious lemon liqueur to wines with rare labels, Positano is doused in taste-bud-tingling tipples. You can head out to find vineyards crashing down the cliffs in areas like Tramonti and Ravello, which together all join to form the Costa d'Amalfi DOC – a protected growing region. The Marisa Cuomo Winery is a must, carved straight into the cliffs of San Michele a little to the east of Positano. Guided tours of the vertiginous grape terraces are backed up by professional tasting sessions there. Even deeper into the hills is where Tenuta San Francesco lies, a rustic vineyard sited on a charming 18th-century farm.

Activities

Living the Positano life

To feel the salty breezes of the Mediterranean as you bump over the bays on a private yacht heading for the grottoes of Capri or Paestum, to have unhurried lunches of Campanian seafood pasta set to the sounds of the waves, to soak up the Italian rays on the stones of the Spiaggia Grande – these are the things that make Positano life so special, so slow, so relaxing. Of course, you could crank up the energy. Perhaps a whirring motorbike ride around the UNESCO Amalfi Coast, or a historic walking tour of gritty, enthralling Naples?

Weather

Languorous Positano summers

It's all about living la dolce vita in Positano. And for that, the sun's required. The upshot is that the hot summer, from June to August, is the most popular time to seek out stays, with temperatures that creep from an average of 20 to 30, often edging would-be travellers close to booking Positano holiday rentals with a pool. The autumn is often a great alternative. It's less busy on the whole Amalfi Coast in months like September and October, the grape harvest is on and the days still get mercury levels in the low 20s.

Natural features

Positano straddles the Amalfi Coast

Positano is one of the first towns you'll encounter as you enter the UNESCO-tagged reserve of the Amalfi Coast. It's a fine introduction to the sheer natural beauty of the region. High cliffs packed with dashes of green are topped with the unmistakable outlines of umbrella pines. Clutches of fragrant lemon orchards fill the gaps here and there. Below, the Mediterranean Sea is deep and impossibly blue. Across the waves is the grotto-carved island of Capri, rock-ribbed and vertical. Inland are the vineyards and woods, peppered with more rustic Positano holiday rentals.

How to get there

Transport to and around Positano

The nearest airport is in Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Salerno (QSR-Costa d'Amalfi), which is 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Positano?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 471 holiday lettings around Positano. From 176 villas to 130 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Positano?

Waking up to glorious ocean views and the tidal rhythms of waves rolling into the shore. Isn't this what perfect holidays are made of? HomeAway has 1,529 beachside rental properties to choose from. Alternatively, you might be after a different style of holiday setting. HomeAway has countless options to choose from, including:

  • 1,241 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,203 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,008 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Positano?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Soak up this destination from the comfort and convenience of your own apartment. You can select from 2,099 different options on HomeAway. How does £19 per night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't leave it too long! Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Villa: 1,340 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • House: 1,255 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £17 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 537 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.

Can I stay in Positano in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a holiday with the entire family or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun being under the one roof! The great news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. 417 apartment holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the preferred choice here for big groups. If you're hoping to travel in a larger group, the holiday rentals that will suit your needs include:

  • Are you looking for properties that can fit 6 guests? We have 892 that will be suitable. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Require a rental property for 5 guests? We have 595 that will serve you well. You can get one for as low as £30 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 8? We've got 381 properties for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £17 per night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you organise your Positano travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Positano?

Cut down on your accommodation expenses by organising your stay with HomeAway. You'll discover plenty of great holiday rentals and save heaps! Barra has bargain written all over it. And with 4 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £52 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. You'll find another 2 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around Rione Villa. The average price in this area is £62 per night.