Positano is absolutely breathtaking. It is a village on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. Planning a trip there? Here are some tips on when to go, where to stay, and where to eat!
1. Go during the shoulder season
The best time to visit Positano is in late April, early May, or early September. Temperatures are still warm but much more comfortable. You will avoid pesty tourists and also save some money.
2. Don’t stay in Positano
There are plenty of affordable towns on the Amalfi Coast that are only around 15 minutes from Positano! There are also many available Airbnbs. Two alternative places to stay include Ravello and Minori. Furthermore, if you book a hotel make sure to do so in advance as prices rise fast and hotels fill up quickly considering the towns are so tiny.
3. Take a bus
If you decide to stay in a town outside of Positano, the most affordable way to get to Positano is on a bus. Tickets are only 1-2 euros one way. If you are not comfortable taking the bus, ferries are around 12 euros one way. Many feel as though the ferries are the best option because the ride is much less bumpy.
4. Make dinner your largest meal
Food will undoubtedly be your largest expense on your trip to Positano. Prices in Italy continue to rise as it is becoming a very tourist-filled area. For breakfast, go to a bakery and have a small pastry and a coffee, visit the supermarket for lunch, and go out to dinner! There are many great places to eat in Positano including Capricci, La Tagliatta, Ristorante Bruno, and Ristorante Il Capitano.
5. Dedicate an entire day to exploring
Often times when people visit Positano, they can’t help but think of visiting Capri which is just a boat ride away! During April and May, there are two ferries that depart from the Amalfi Coast for Capri. If you take a day trip to Capri from Sorrento vs. Positano it is much cheaper. It is around a 20-25 minute ride that will only cost around $25 dollars.