What to See in Positano, the Best of Amalfi Coast
You are wondering, what to see in Positano in a few hours, or maybe looking for the best thing to do in Positano, well here you will find some suggestions.
Things to do in Positano
Let’s start from its origin
When and how Positano was born in the past is today still a mystery. there is witnesses of civilization from greek colonization and also the ruins of an ancient roman house/villa showing the marked propensity for peace and the good life of this place since the origin of time. In the following centuries, Positano acquired a privileged situation in the gulf so that it was often attacked by enemies, which led to the creation of a vertical city with the hamlets of Nocelle and Montepertuso at the top to act as strongholds. Military needs also led to the construction of some watchtowers placed in strategic places in the town.
What to visit in the Amalfi coast? How to reach the famous Positano?
Let’s go and discover 6 places: Positano, Furore, Amalfi, Ravello, Cetara and Vietri sul Mare.
Also, Amalfi is the oldest town of the Maritime Republics. For a long time, it was also one of the stages of the Grand Tour back in the 17th/18th century. For this reason, Ferdinando II of Borbone built a coastal road going from Vietri sul mare to Positano to connect all coastal places to the main town of Sorrento.
Its beautiful Duomo of Saint Andrew is considered the most important monument of the town. The monument dates back to the 9th century, although, through time, it has been remodeled over and over again with colorful and sparkling ceramic tiles.
Another important testimoniance is the Ancient Arsenals, where the warships of the maritime republic were built. Famous is also Piazzetta Dei Dogi, which the characteristic shops overlook.
In Amalfi, there is also the Paper Museum and a long tradition related to paper processing by hand, the “bambagina”.