POSITANO PRIVATE TOUR
THE BEST TOUR TO DISCOVER POSITANO
Positano is considered an ancient fishermen village that became one of the most elegant and suggestive villages of the Amalfi Coast having a pyramid form called “living nativity”. Its houses have various pastel colours and seems to be suspended between sky and sea.
AUTHORS AND MITHS CONNECTED WITH POSITANO
Positano, hailed by writers and poets, reproduced innumerable times on canvas, remains mostly known in the most ancient phases of its existence. Many are the myths that tell its origin. One of these says that Positano was founded by the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, because of his love for the nymph Pasitea.
THE PAST OF POSITANO
Positano was already inhabited in the Upper Paleolithic as has been ascertained by findings of terrestrial and marine molluscs and of the stone with an animal head engraved in the cave La Porta, the Mezzogiorno cave and the Erica cave.
In front of Positano there are three islands that have always been considered the mythical abode of the bewitching sirens who, with their songs attracted sailors and then killed them.
SHOPPING AND ART
Along the streets of Positano you could see the various little shops selling typical food or clothes of linen, hemp combined with crochet embroidery. This particular webbing created a unique style of clothes in the world. Every year this style is renewed respecting its tradition and creating the “Positano griffe” or “Moda Positano”. Moreover you could visit the little shops of original leather sandals created on the spot and custome made, embroided with jewellery stones, on request. Walking along the little streets and stairs you will be astonished by the beauty of Positano colours, boutiques and typical eno-gastronomy and pottery products shops.
FIVE UNDREDS PERIOD VILLAS/HOTELS
Don’t forget that in Positano you will find some villas of the Roman period, because it was very famous as a resort were they practised “otium” (leisure). These villas have become hotels but their roman- baroque style still exists: Villa Murat is a typical example of this.
BEAUTY INTO THE RELIGION
Almost at the end of your path along Positano you will find the XIIIth century Church of Santa Maria Assunta, patroness of the village. It is beautify by a Byzantine coloured majolica dome.
MARINA GRANDE AND FORNILLO BEACH
It's time to go down to the main beach of “Marina Grande” and have a walk on the sand and fine pebbles. There, you can find seafood specialties restaurants, ice cream parlors and bathing establishments. From here you can also reach the beach of Fornillo, walking for 15 minutes along a hill path or by boat. This unique beach is hidden, less populated but really beautiful, closed in a suggestive scenery by two towers (the Fornillo and Trasita towers, ancient sighting towers against the Saracens attacks from the sea).
THE PATH OF THE GODS AND TRATTORIA' S FOOD
Don’t forget that you have also the possibility to practise trekking through an alternative path called “The Path of the Gods”. If you choose this option, you will be driven to Bomerano in Amalfi and you’ll hike through this amazing path reaching Nocelle on Positano hills. Here your driver will be waiting for you and will be at your disposal to drive you where you can have your lunch in a farming hill house that will serve you delicious meat, hand-made pasta, vegetables, fruits, desserts, local wine, organic food mama’s cooked to a very competitive rate.