What to see in Positano, Italy in One Day

Visiting the Amalfi Coast and want to know what to see in Positano in one day? Then this guide is for you! Positano ♥️ is just one of those places I can visit over and over. This was my second time and I was just as very in love Read on, for a guide on the most instagrammable places to go and the most delicious food to fill your hungry belly.

Pictures of Positano, Italy view from Franco's Bar

Best things to do and see in Positano in One Day

Have a beach day

Spiaggia Grande: Positano’s most famous beach can be found right in the center of all the Positano action!

Instagrammable Pictures of Positano, Italy Spiaggia Grande Beach

Arienzo Beach Club: a short boat ride away for a more secluded beach with amazing pasta! Don’t forget to reserve ahead on their website.

Pictures of Positano, Italy Arienzo Beach Club

Take a sunset boat ride to Fiordo di Furore

I went on a sunset boat tour, which was the best way to see the beauty surrounding you. I was so happy the boat took you to Fiordo di Furore, an instagram famous spot that is a bit hard to get to normally.

Sunset boat ride to Fiordo di Furore in Positano, Italy

Wander the beautiful streets, alley ways, and viewpoints

View from Positano, Italy best photo spots

Go to Franco’s Bar for the best views in Positano

You can find the most incredible view at Franco’s – this chic bar is a part of the famous Le Sirenuse Hotel. I recommend going at sunset and soaking in the view while having a nice fancy cocktail.

Best Places to Shop in Positano

Positano has so many cute shops in the city center. Some of my favorites include Theodora Positano and Antica Sartoria for clothing and Temptation by Macrame for really cute swimwear. Positano also has many cute ceramic shops like those below.

best shopping in positano italy amalfi coast

Where to Eat in Positano

Positano has some of the most amazing food ever. Indulge in the best pasta, pizza ever, and be sure to try local specialties which include lemon, cheese, artichoke, olive oil, fig, salami, and more!

🍽️ Chez Black: right in the center of all the action, Chez Black is a very cute place to dine with great food!

🍽️Le Tre Sorelle: Right next door to Chez Black, try a lot of seafood inspired dishes.

🍽️ Da Gabrisa: Has the most stunning view and the food is to die for. I had the most incredible pasta in life! I also hear the risotto is nice but you need at least 2 people to order it.

🍽️ La Sponda The most instagrammable dining experience you will ever have.

🍕€5 incredibly cheap and good pizza Ristorante Cera una Volta

🍦The best cannoli ever with the sweetest owner La Zagara

🍳 Brunch at Casa e Bottega: Need a break from Italian food? Dine here for yummy smoothies and brunch! They have healthy options and it’s a really cute place to sit with a small gift shop in the front.

🍋 must try: lemon sorbet in an actual lemon! Covo dei Saraceni. This is so delicious & it’s right by the pier so great spot to enjoy a nice treat.

lemon sorbet in a lemon in positano, Italy at Covo dei Saraceni

🍸best cocktail spot for an incredible view (see below!) – I could sit here for hours: Francos Bar 

Best Places to Stay in Positano

Read my full blog post on where to stay in Positano!

Best places to stay if you want to splurge:

Le Sirenuse: This is the most dreamy hotel ever! I would love to get a chance to stay here but it costs about €900 a night? This is where you see lots of Instagram posts from. At least dine at one of their beautiful restaurants like La Sponda or have a drink at their bar, Franco’s for an incredible view.

Buca di Bacco: This one is a bit more affordable and is where I stayed the first time I came to Positano. It is right near the pier and has a great restaurant.

Best place to stay if you want to live like a local and get the best local tips from the most wonderful host: Blueline Positano [check the latest prices & book].

I mean, really. If you want to have a host like no other, you really must stay here. Maria was the sweetest person ever. She welcomed me once I stepped foot in Positano and showed me how to get to her place which is up the high hills of Positano. There’s a bus that can take you up there very quickly – otherwise, you will have fun looking at the amazing views and getting fit by walking up the stairs. Once, up top, you will enjoy her lovely terrace with spectacular views! Each day, Maria checked in on me providing me local tips and even inviting me out with her friends as I was solo traveling and we really became friends after!

Also, there are many pretty cats lounging in the sun living the best life in Positano. I saw so many of them right next to Maria’s place! Aren’t they cute? I am jealous of their life!

How to get to Positano

You can get to Positano the quickest from the Naples airport but you can also get there from Rome too.

Positano from Naples

If you fly into Naples, you can take the ferry to Positano which takes about 2 hours. It is also possible to drive to Positano too.

Positano from Rome

If you fly into Rome, you will need to take the train to Naples which takes about one hour. Then you can take the ferry from Naples to Positano.

For more reading, you might also like these posts!
🌊 Amalfi Coast Full Itinerary & Travel Guide
𐃢 Things to do in Vietri sul Mare, the hidden gem of the Amalfi Coast
🌈 Procida – the most colorful island on the Amalfi Coast
🏖️ 10 Beautiful Seaside Towns along the Coast in Italy
Solo Female Travel Guide to Italy
🇮🇹 For more Italy travel, visit my Italy Section!

♥ Jackie

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