Positano is the vertical village on the Amalfi coast. It is one of the few European villages where motorised vehicles are not allowed. There is a common village car park, where one can park their vehicles and tour the land on foot. The narrow alleys and the pastel shades houses of Positano bring a sense of peace to the tourist. Located strategically, from many famous sights, Positano is the starting point for several tours to the famous sites like Pompeii, Amalfi, Capri, Ravello, Sorrento and Naples.
However, in case you want to fly down, the closest airports are the Napoli-Capodichino (NAP) and the Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport (QSR).
Enough has been written about these World famous heritage sites, the last remnants of the all-powerful Roman Empire. There are several private tour operators who can arrange a tour in either a private car if you want to do it alone or in a group. The best tour would be one with tourists with whom you can exchange notes and embark on new friendships. Just an hour’s drive from Positano, do not miss these world heritage sights. Remember to carry along lot of water, sunscreen and be ready to walk miles. The tours will not include the ticket price.
A beautiful drive through the serpentine roads of the Amalfi coast, this town by the bay of Naples is quite popular among tourists and is easily accessible by sea, land and rail. Located just 40 minutes from Positano, this is a vibrant place to shop and spend a day exploring the many sights and eateries. Do not forget to taste limoncello.
Amalfi Coast truly has the remnants of the two powerful civilizations of yore – The Roman and the Greek. Paestum, an ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea is home to the world famous ruins of the Greek Hera temples, both one and two. These temples are dated around 600 to 450 BC but are in a very good state even today.The Amphitheatre and the main streets are still very visible and intact. When you are here, do taste the fresh mozzarella cheese. The tour involves a bus ride from Positano to Salerno followed by a train to Paestum and the ride takes anywhere between 2-3 hours.
A visit to Positano is incomplete without a trip to Capri. Breath-taking scenery, pristine water all around and a starting point for several water activities, this is a must visit place. It can be reached by ferry and takes about 30 minutes.
For those who miss the hustle bustle of the big city after a quiet and peaceful time in the Amalfi coast, a day tour to Naples will lighten the mood. The best way to go to Naples from Positano is by the Circumvesuviana train which departs from Sorrento and takes an hour to reach. A faster way is to take the high speed ferry from Sorrento and reach within 40 minutes. Those having motion sickness should avoid the bus because of the several winding roads between the places.
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