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Positano

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 16, 2009 4:29:57 PM

According to legend, Positano was founded by the God Neptune when he fell in love with the nymph Pasitea. It is one of the most well-known holiday places in the world.

The town is built in a charming fashion on terraces on the steep rocks of the Monte Comune, and around a small, well-protected bay.

Positano has earned its worldwide reputation not only because of the beauty of its surroundings, but also because of the shops that produce made-to-measure clothing in the distinctive "Positano style".

It has been home to many well-known artists (Seminov, Zagarouiko, Essad Bey, Clavel, Kovaliska, Massine...) and is the setting for the "Premio Internazionale per l'Arte della Danza" (International award for dance arts) honoring the choreographer Leonide Massine and various fashion shows ("Modamare a Positano" - Swimsuit Fashions in Positano).

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.

Positano has been featured in several films, including Only You (1994), and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003).

From July of 1967 and through most of the 1970s, Positano was home of singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips and was where most of his best known work was composed.

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Hotel Il San Pietro

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Friday, October 16, 2009 5:30:19 PM

The luxurious Hotel Il San Pietro is widely considered to be one of the best hotels in Europe, and is part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group of hotels. It was converted in 1970 from a private villa with chapel into the exclusive hotel it is today by its owner, Carlo Cinque, whose portrait still hangs in the hotel's reception area. Poised high above the bay in peaceful seclusion, Hotel Il San Pietro is built into the rock face amongst panoramic terraces bedecked with climbing plants and bougainvillea. Each uniquely decorated guestroom comes with a private terrace benefiting from those far-reaching...

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Hotel Le Sirenuse

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM

Once the summer residence of the noble Sersale family who moved from Naples to Positano during World War II, Le Sirenuse is today a splendid 18th century Palace turned luxury Hotel. The name Le Sirenuse comes from the Mermaids Islands which Ulysses crossed during his mythical travels: from every vantage point of the hotel, it is possible to view the mythical islands which still seem to refrain those ancient sounds. Via the rich Sersale family heritage, Le Sirenuse offers its guests the feeling and comfort of a family home. Most of the furnishings, paintings and objects of art have been passed from...

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Hotel Covo Dei Saraceni

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Friday, October 16, 2009 5:33:22 PM

The Hotel Covo dei Saraceni sprawls across several terraces on the seafront, from where you can enjoy stunning views directly over Positano's coastline. A family-owned property, the hotel's welcoming reception area leads to a relaxing lounge furnished with large white sofas, whitewashed walls and climbing bougainvillea. It is a great place from which to escape the bustling seafront and watch the world go by. Whites, greens and golds are used throughout the hotel to reflect the colours of Positano, and lifts with glass backs reveal some interesting frescoed walls. Spend the days relaxing with views...

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Hotel Le Agavi

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Friday, October 16, 2009 5:41:57 PM

In a truly breathtaking location 200m above the sea, Hotel Le Agavi is built on several stepped levels high on a hillside bordering the beautiful town of Positano. Le Agavi is an elegant and stylish hotel: comfortable guestrooms with typical Mediterranean décor are dotted amongst the verdant landscaped terraces cascading down in tiers towards the hotel's private pebbly beach, which can be reached via the funicular rail and lift. At the beach you will find all facilities included and the seaside restaurant and bar. Soak up the surrounding views from Hotel Le Agavi's swimming pool, set on a panoramic...

Last updated Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:02:56 PM

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Hotel Buca Di Bacco

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Friday, October 16, 2009 6:07:35 PM

Buca di Bacco, a fascinating and curios name rich in tradition and with a story behind it. Literally "Buca" means tavern or cellar and "Bacco" is the god of wine Dyonissus or Bacchus of Greek mythology. in the early '900s, a group of artists and intellectuals, in that period frequent visitors of Positano, gave this name to the cellar of a restaurant at the time used as a romantic and exclusive dance night club. The Buca di Bacco today is a superbly-positioned family run hotel and enjoys spectacular views of the coastline and the elegant resort of Positano. It represents excellent value for money....

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Hotel Eden Roc

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Friday, October 16, 2009 6:11:09 PM

The Eden Roc Suites Hotel is aptly named, for you will surely feel you have discovered Eden as you are walking through the arched entryway, covered in lush bougainvillea. Enter the elegant lobby and when you are greeted by the welcoming staff - often times the charming owner, Domenico, himself or his son, Raffaele, you will immediately feel comfortable and at home. Ascend the marble staircase, enter your suite, there is a sense of royalty, each one unique, spacious and beautiful. You will find the traditional architecture of Positano with a modern touch, cool ceramic tiled floors, graceful arches,...

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Hotel L'Ancora

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:29:52 AM

From its elevated position climbing to the hillside and close to the resort centre, the Hotel L' Ancora offers superb views looking out to sea over the pastel coloured houses clustered around the pretty bay. It stands right above the beach which is easily reached being just 5 minutes walk away. The hotel is typically Mediterranean in style with a number of terraces on different levels. Guestrooms are traditionally decorated and furnished in a light, airy style with ceramic tiled floors, typical of the region.

Last updated Monday, January 9, 2012 10:34:22 AM

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Hotel Marincanto

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:31:39 AM

This charming little hotel has recently been renovated and stands in a lovely panoramic position on a leafy outcrop in a cliff which looks out to the nearby centre of Positano and the azure sea. Run by the Vespoli family, the Marincanto has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and its guestrooms are decorates in traditional local style. Among the highlights of the hotel are its large terraces surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean plants and flowers where is the swimming pool. From here you can relax with a drink from the 24-hour bar and take in the stunning scenery. The exclusive IncantoBeach is easily...

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Hotel Palazzo Murat

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:33:34 AM

Elegant and aristocratic Palazzo Murat Palazzo is the result of a 1600' s Palace restoration. The original Palazzo, built in the style of the Neapolitan baroque school of Vanvitelli, belonged to Gioacchino Murat. The hotel is situated in the town centre, surrounded by the unique beauty of Positano and the local shops. The sea can be reached on the "Spiaggia Grande", far just a nice walk in the picturesque streets full of boutiques. The Hotel is composed by an old and new wing, and both parts are very beautiful. The furnishings are of the period, the colouring is gentle and soft, the views are breathtaking...

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Hotel Posa Posa

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:35:39 AM

The 4-star historical Hotel Posa Posa has a splendid location in the centre of Positano, set in the mountain-side descending to the sea. Dècor is romantic and original, with hand painted tiling and Mediterranean colours on white backgrounds throughout the hotel room's. All the rooms, anyone different from another, are elegantly furnished and have the best comforts. Enjoy the savoury flavours of the Mediterranean from this panoramic Restaurant Mirage with a one-of-a kind view or enjoy a drink at the Chianti wine bar with a terrace in a setting unlike no other in the world. VIP meeting rooms are...

Last updated Monday, November 2, 2009 5:28:13 PM

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Hotel Poseidon

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:38:32 AM

Hotel Poseidon appears as a beautiful villa surrounded by luscious greenery in a pleasant garden. The philosophy of the hotel is to offer a discreet and refined hospitality, non-commercial and in harmony with the image and tradition of Positano. The charming, pristine guestrooms, decorated with elegant furniture, have balconies with panoramic view over the village. The spacious, comfortable living room and bar, are nearby to the sunbathing terrace and swimming pool. The decor and atmosphere of the indoor dining area are in total harmony with the rest of the hotel. In the warmer months the restaurant...

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Hotel Punta Regina

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:40:33 AM

Hotel Punta Regina, opened on 2001 after a refurbishing of an ancient boarding, lies on Via Pasitea, the main street in town, and is easily accessible. Built on four levels, the "Punta Regina" has a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean waters. Guestrooms are elegantly furnished, from the marble and tile covered bathrooms, to the antique furnishings, that make each room unique. The care and details makes them particularly beautiful, and suitable for long stays. Some of the rooms have an outside jacuzzi and a solarium. Relax on the terrace where the buffet breakfast is served, enjoying a gorgeous...

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Hotel Villa Franca

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:42:33 AM

Beautifully converted from a private summer villa, this welcoming hotel is an ideal retreat over the picturesque village of Positano and the glistening Mediterranean below. There is a cool, fresh atmosphere inside the villa, with white being the predominant colour. Hotel Villa Franca is typically Mediterranean in style with tiled floors, large arched doorways and terracotta pots spilling over with seasonal flowers. The pretty guestrooms each have a balcony and superior rooms have the advantage of panoramic sea views. The hotel is composed by a main building and annex, far 20 meters from the main...

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Hotel California

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:44:47 AM

Hotel California is located in the centre of Positano, looking down over the Spiaggia Grande, a few minutes walk. It has a large terrace where breakfast is served with a magnificent view of the Amalfi Coast. Rooms, simply furnished, are fully equipped with all convenience and have wild terraces with views of the sea. Guests will receive a warm welcome from hotel owner who will endeavour to make your stay most enjoyable.

Last updated Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:53:22 PM

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Hotel Casa Albertina

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:47:07 AM

Casa Albertina is located along the legendary Scalinatella, connecting Punta Reginella to the highest part of Positano. Once a typical house of Positano, the building was transformed into a hotel, whilst maintaining its friendly family style atmosphere. Hotel guestrooms are decorated in vibrant colours reminiscent of the surrounding landscape and equipped with a private terrace with dramatic views over Positano. Enjoy the wonderful setting and soak up the sunshine while on the beautiful hotel solarium. Entrance to the hotel requires the negotiation of steps.

Last updated Saturday, October 24, 2009 7:21:06 PM

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Hotel Conca D'Oro

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:48:58 AM

Conca d'Oro Hotel is housed in an ancient villa recently remodelled, amidst a beautiful garden full of orange and lemon trees. From its terraces you can admire the uniquely beautiful panoramic view of Positano. Its structure with large terraces and balconies keeps all the characteristics of the place, from the cupola to the Byzantine arches. Far from the noise of the road, you can enjoy the silence, interrupted only by the songs of the birds. Its position and spectacular views are perfect to make your stay the most romantic one. Directly managed by the owners who welcome their guests with kindness...

Last updated Saturday, October 24, 2009 7:40:48 PM

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Hotel Gabbiano

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:50:44 AM

Built on the characteristic rock facing the sea of Positano, the hotel Il Gabbiano offers one of the most suggestive views of the world. The hotel, completely renewed in 2003, is located only 20 minutes walking from the city centre and the beach, in an enchanting heaven of peace offering guests the opportunity to enjoy an outstanding view over the sea and the Italian Riviera. The hotel will seduce you with its simplicity and cleanness and guests will certainly be charmed by its brightness that you will immediately notice at the reception, in the breakfast room and in the hotel's bar with terrace,...

Last updated Saturday, October 24, 2009 7:47:39 PM

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Hotel Pasitea

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:52:32 AM

Located dramatically on the rocks of Positano, the Hotel Pasitea is a fine example of Mediterranean architecture with its typical examples of white and lava stone decorations and wrought iron furniture. Due to the characteristic terraced structure the Hotel Pasitea offers a spectacular view from each private balcony directly on the Mediterranean Sea. The lobby is very bright, with its blue ceramic tiles and many small lights seeming stars. On a corner an old vespa, like a small jewel, and many fine paintings give the ambient a very elegant character. The hotel special Wine Bar, open 24 hours, gives...

Last updated Monday, November 2, 2009 5:27:18 PM

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Hotel Pupetto

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:55:23 AM

Along the Amalfi Coast one of the most enchanting spot is Fornillo Beach , in Positano. Right there, in the spot that was used to be a lemon garden, sheltered by huge spaces of green, in the quietest place on earth, stands the Pupetto. From the balconies of your fully equipped bedroom you will enjoy the spectacular sea view. The Restaurant offers an exquisite choice of local specialties of fish and wines that you will enjoy in the scents of lemon trees on the lavish panoramic huge terrace. Two steps and you are on the beach, the Lido , fully equipped to secure your "dolce far niente". For your...

Last updated Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:10:02 PM

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Hotel Reginella

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:58:06 AM

La Reginella is a typical Mediterranean building located in the heart of Positano. The hotel is surrounded by the most spectacular landscape of the Amalfi Coast, with the characteristic houses perched along the mountainside. La Reginella, whilst boasting stunning views, is also very convenient for the unique local shops. The beach can be reached easily on foot by a walk along the small road which passes the hotel. The balconies of all rooms overlook Positano's "Spiaggia delle Sirene", the sea, and the wonderful landscape of the Amalfi Coast. Most rooms have a bathroom decorated with the colourful...

Last updated Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:25:40 PM

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Hotel Royal Prisco

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 11:00:01 AM

Newly built, Hotel Royal Prisco offers you beautiful accommodation in a marvellous position in Positano. The warm hospitality of the owners, who manage the hotel with great care to all details, will feel you at home. The décor is in Mediterranean style, with white, emerald green and gold as primary colours. The hotel is informal, but at the same time elegant in furniture and decorations. All the guestrooms are large and spacious, full of light, and with all the comforts. Each room is unique, every one with it's own enchanting view of the beautiful village. Good location, great hospitality, gorgeous...

Last updated Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:33:05 PM

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Hotel Savoia

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 11:01:38 AM

The Savoia hotel is centrally located in Positano, within walking distance of the beach and the pedestrian street. The hotel is owned and family runned by the D'Aiello family since 1936, and they provide a very warm service. The building, enlarged at first during War World II, shows a refined and elegant style, in spite of the various renovations. All modern comforts are inserted with elegance in the frame of high vaulted-ceilings and tile-floors manufactured locally according to ancient traditions. Because of the strategic position the hotel furthermore provides an ideal base to discover the surrounding...

Last updated Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:45:55 PM

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Hotel Vittoria

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:19:42 PM

Hotel Vittoria is a small & friendly hotel, located in a superb panoramic position , in a quiet and secluded area, at only a few steps away from the town centre and the wonderful Fornillo beach - which is easily accessible with a private lift. The hotel boasts a friendly and peaceful atmosphere, providing the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable summer holiday in Positano. The sister hotel Pupetto is located on Fornillo beach and share with hotel Vittoria both panoramic restaurant and private beach. Hotel Pupetto is reachable by a private lift and a small panoramic path.

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Apartment Arienzo

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Friday, January 31, 2014 10:35:49 AM

Casa Arienzo is an independent flat located near Positano town center, far just 800 mt from La Sponda and 200 mt from Arienzo beach. Casa Arienzo is located along the famous Amalfi Drive and it is easily accessible by public bus and by car, having a free parking space nearby. The house highlight is with no doubt the large sea-view terrace from which you can admire Positano and the Amalfi Coast, equipped with table, chairs and sunbeds. The house is 60 square meters and is suitable up to four people. Interiors are bright and airy, with whitewashed walls and high ceilings. At the lower floor, there...

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Residence Alcione

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 5:39:23 PM

Residence Alcione is located on the main road of Positano, at 150 meters from Mulini square, 20 minutes walk from the main beach. The residence have been recently refurbished and equipped with all modern comforts. All of the units in this large residential palazzo, like the town, are reached by steps: 10 units located on four floors. The interiors of the units are stylish, well maintained and fully air conditioned. Aside from its quality and comforts, one of the main advantages of Residence Alcione is its location. A 10 minute walk leads down to the pedestrian only centre of town and the sea. Being...

Last updated Tuesday, November 3, 2009 6:00:29 PM

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Residence Villa Flavio Gioia

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 11:12:30 AM

Villa Flavio Gioia is a beautiful residence, resulting from the renovation of an ancient noble palazzo, property of the Cinque Family who nowadays run the property. Villa Flavio gioia is located in the very centre of Positano, inside the pedestrian area leading to the beach, just opposite the Assunta church. Apartments have been recently refurbished with a great care of the comfort: Vietri hand painted ceramic tiles, white washed walls, antique and stylish furniture give the apartments a great charme.

Last updated Monday, January 9, 2012 10:11:43 AM

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Villa Hibiscus

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Monday, December 19, 2011 10:51:49 PM

Villa Hibiscus luxury apartments seem suspended between the sky and the sea, located in a prime position overlooking Positano. Villas' guests can take advantage of the beautiful private beach - reached by a lift - where is located a snack bar/restaurant and the private swimming pools. The three villas are immersed in a luxurious garden, and all feature large terraces with a breathtaking seaview. Both Villa Hibiscus main and Villa Hibiscus A feature a private swimming pool too. Interiors are spacious and bright, elegantly furnished and equipped with all comforts. All apartments are air conditioned...

Last updated Monday, November 5, 2012 3:26:55 PM

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Villa Lighea

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:21:05 PM

Villa Ligea is located in one of the most beautiful and elegant parts of Positano, the small town on the Amalfi Coast known around the world for its beauty. The villa is a typical Positano construction, in which the influence of Byzantine architecture merges perfectly with the skills of local master-builders. Arches, vaults and niches are embellished with majolica tiles the colour of the azure sky. The view from the wide balconies and verandas perched high above the multicoloured sea is breathtaking. In front of the villa, I Galli, the Siren Islands; to the right, romantic Positano. The villa has...

Last updated Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:50:48 PM

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Villa Poesia

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:49:27 AM

Villa Poesia Villa Poesia is a wonderful luxury property located right in the centre of Positano, at a short distance from Positano main internal road and Fornillo beach. The villa is a typical Mediterranean building, decorated in an original "Positanese" style, with great vaults, white washed walls, precious terracotta and ceramic tiles floors and antique furniture. From the main road through a panoramic path there is the main gate. Descending 30 steps you reach a big gorgeous garden, equipped with tables, chairs and sun beds. The main access to the indoor space is through a big arched French...

Last updated Wednesday, April 7, 2010 12:54:02 PM

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