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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Positano


Explore the sparkling Mediterranean waters and the breathtaking coastline surrounding Positano. Rent a boat from the Marina Grande on the main beach or, if you prefer to head out to sea with a captain, contact the Lucibello company.

Lucibello company, Marina Grande, 011-39-089-875-032, www.lucibello.it
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Dive around the quiet coves and tide pools of the jagged Amalfi Coast to see colorful fish like the blue damselfish, coral, and sea anemones. Centro Sub rents equipment and runs courses.

Centro Sub, Via Fornillo, 011-39-089-812-148, www.centrosub.it (Italian only)
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Fornillo Beach

If relaxing and making sandcastles with children is on the agenda, head to Fornillo, the smaller of Positano’s two beaches.

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Grotta La Porta

Approaching from Amalfi, this little cavern can be found at the entrance to Positano. Excavations have proved that these caves were inhabited in prehistoric times.

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Grotto dello Smeraldo

Board a large rowboat to The Emerald Grotto, so-called because of its vivid green appearance – the result of sunlight that bursts into the cave from an underwater tunnel.

Spiaggia Grande Beach,
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Il San Pietro di Positano

This unforgettable, centrally located resort boasts stunning terraces and gardens, wildly eclectic rooms with hand-painted tile floors, an elevator that cuts through the rock that descends to a private beach, and exclusive beach cafe.

2 Via Laurito, 011-39-89-875-455, www.ilsanpietro.it
Tags: luxury | beach | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | views | things to do

Santa Maria Assunta

Look at any picture or postcard of Positano and your eye is instantly drawn to the brightly colored ceramic dome of this 13th-century church. Inside, find the Byzantine “Black Madonna with Child” relief.

Piazza Flavio Gioia,
Tags: landmark | things to do | culture

Spiaggia Grande Beach

Seeking a lively social scene? Hit Positano’s main beach, Spiaggia Grande, for water-sports, people-watching, and sunbathing.

Spiaggia Grande Beach,
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Walk from Positano to Praiano

Set aside six hours to walk this path between Positano and Praiano – Positano’s pretty little sister. Red and white stripes mark the route, which offers mesmerizing views along the way.

Sentiero degli Dei, Start in Nocelle,
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