Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This bright and sunny apartment with air conditioning, is part of a typical old house. newly refurbished. The bedroom opens out onto the balcony, where to enjoy the sweeping, magical views of the town and the blue sea. The terrace at the left side of the building is too a great place to dine and admire the views.
The dining room is located at the back of the bedroom with the new kitchen and shower room.
The external entrance is shared with two more apartment while the the hallway is shared with a studio- flat used, occasionally, by the landlords or their friends.
The property sits about 200 meters above the coastal road, in a characteristic, old area of Positano. It takes just 15 minutes walk, down steps and footpaths, to central Positano and the main beach, where all kind of water sport activities are possible, as well as scenic boat trips along the coast and to the island of Capri.
Shops, cafes and restaurants line the streets near the beach, Viale Pasitea and Via Cristoforo Colombo. Positano is a small town and you can walk almost every where in 15-20min.
Nearest grocer shop and bus stop: within 300 meters
Nearest restaurant: within 600 meters.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Positano 2 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 62 km, Nearest railway: Sorrento 15 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors||
Standard electricity: 220 volt; A two pin adaptor is needed.
Most local grocers are happy to take your shopping order over the phone. Cash on delivery.
|Further details outdoors||
The terrace is 6 square meters large furnished with a coffee table and two chairs. The floor is tiled with the typical local tiles.
Parking off the main street is a possibility during the low/mid season, though an in town car park, 1.5km away offering shuttle service to/from the property, is the best option.
This home sits about 200 meters above the coastal road. You need to walk up hill for about 10 min, some steps included.
Porter Service recommended
The Campania region
Naples, The capital of the Campania region, is a complex and multilayered city. Beneath the frantic streets, the Baroque buildings, phenomenal Museums and the many markets, sits another world made of catacombs, ancient cults and ruins.
Music and art play a big part in Naples. "Commedia dell'arte" was born here and the " Teatro San Carlo" is one of the world great opera house. The city also hosts the international rock fest Neapolis Rock Festivals (www.neapolis.it), in July .
Naples will always be Italy's pizza capital. During a visit to Naples in 1889, the Italian King Umberto and his wife Queen Margherita summoned the city top ' pizzaiolo' Raffaele Esposito to cook for them. Esposito based his creation of tomato, mozzarella and basil on the red, white and green flag on the newly unified Italy, winning the Queen's approval. It was subsequently named in her honour.
The views across the Bay of Naples are amazing. From Posillipo in Naples you can look East over the entire bay, round to Mt. Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Here you'll find Italy's great archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum - a small fishing town. Then, in 79BC, the Vesuvius erupted, burying the towns under a mix of molten lava, ash and mud.
The charming island of Capri was already a much loved holiday resort in the 1st century AD. Emperor Tiberius had 12 villas built on the island. The best preserved is Villa Jovis.
This dramatically beautiful town clinging to the cliff face as if about to cascade into the turquoise waters below. Once a vital part of a mighty sea power, Positano is today a sophisticated Tyrrhenian resort on the central Amalfi Coast. Moorish- style architecture rises up steep slopes that gaze out on the Sirenuse Islands. Smart boutiques, selling beach fashions for visitors to display on Grand Beach, bustle in the village. Ravello and other parts of the Campagna region are within easy reach of the town of 4,000. Boats depart daily for day trips to Capri and Ischia. Others head to Grotta dello Smeraldo cave.
Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered in the 16th and 17th centuries. But by the mid-19th century, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to Australia.
Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone
The church of Santa Maria Assunta features a dome made of majolica tiles as well as a 13th Byzantine century icon of a black Madonna. According to local legend, the icon had been stolen from Byzantium and was being transported by pirates across the Mediterranean. A terrible storm had blown up in the waters opposite Positano and the frightened sailors heard a voice on board saying "Posa, posa!" ("Put down! Put down!"). The precious icon was unloaded and carried to the fishing village and the storm abated.
Today, tourism is by far the major industry in Positano. Positano is also very popular for L"Albertissimo", an alcoholic tipple that can only be found at a small stall at the main harbour called "L'alternativa".
Positano has also become synonymous with beach fashion. Positano’s elegant shop windows are full of displays of brightly coloured robes, bikinis, bags, and Bermuda shorts all made in cool linen, gauze and cotton.
Positano is now home not only to skilled tailors but also to master cobblers, indeed, this is the place where to abandon your shoes and replace them with a pair of hand crafted sandals, made to measure whilst you wait. Positano is also the perfect spot to pick up that special coral cameo or even to order that oh so glamorous wedding dress!
Sunbathers, swimmers and water-sport enthusiasts enjoy a choice of beaches in Positano. The central Spiaggia Grande is located near the centre of the town. Four other popular beaches are La Porta, Ciumicello, Arienzo and Fomillo. Be prepared for beaches of small pebbles and grey volcanic sand, great views of the sea and rock formation. Boats depart daily for day trips to the islands of Capri and Ischia. Ravello and other parts of the Campania region are within easy reach of the town of 4000.
One of the wonders of the Amalfi Coast is the food, sometimes above its amazing beauty.
- La Tagliata: simply one of the best restaurant in the area that delivers 100% of the time. Take the local yellow bus to Montepertuso, a small town up hill, or call the restaurant for thier pick up and drop off service, 10 minutes drive.
- Da Vincenzo: this great little spot is open for lunch and dinner and is about half way up the hills of Positano. you can walk or take the bus...it's easy!
- Grottino Azzurro: a favourite little local spot in Positano. Next door to the Bar Internazionale, near Chiesa Nuova.
Spend an unforgettable evening of "classical music" in the gardens of Villa Rufolo, in Ravello.
Shopping - since the 1960's Positano has cultivated his own siganture style, Mainstays are summery dresses, custom sandals and beachwear. Viale Pasitea is home to many of Positano's boutique. Safari, a small sandals shop in Via della Tartana, boast that customer can choose from more than 300 styles of sandals.
There are also a number of markets to choose from in the neighbouring towns.
Try il " Mercatino di Piano di Sorrento" a mixture of clothes, shoes, bags and linen. Every Monday morning. Closed in August.
Take a hike! There are several hiking trails that begin on Positano's outskirts. The Sentiero degli Dei (The trail of Gods) is perhaps the best known trail - a magical walk through the countryside with 'divine' views of Amalfi Coast
A fantastic fireworks display takes place at mid-night on the beach of Spiaggia Grande, on the 15th August to commemorate the arrival of the 13th Byzantine century icon of the black Madonna.