General Information

Positano (Pusitano in Campania) is an Italian town of 3,981 inhabitants in the province of Salerno in Campania, belonging geographically to the Amalfi Coast.


Thanks to the mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, Positano has been a resort since the days of the Roman Empire, as attested by the discovery of a villa and more recent discoveries, dating back to 2004. Typical of the many "steps" from the country that come down to the beach. The main beaches are the Great Beach and Fornillo beach, both within walking distance; the others are La Porta, Arienzo and San Pietro Laurito, all accessible mainly by boat. E 'can also make special nature excursions along the paths of Lattari Mountains.


The climate of Positano due to its location is very mild subtropical, winters are very warm with temperatures that do not fall almost never below 6 degrees, while the summers are long, hot and sunny but often cooled by sea breezes.


In Roman times it was a holiday resort as evidenced by the discovery of a villa below the church of Santa Maria Assunta. Access to the villa was done by sea. From the tenth to the twelfth century it was part of the Duchy of Amalfi.

From 1806 to 1860 was the capital of the district belonging to the District of Salerno of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

From 1860 to 1927, during the Kingdom of Italy it was the capital of the the district belonging to the district of Salerno.

Geographic Coordinates

40°37′40″N 14°28′55″E

Altitude 30 above sea-level
Surface 8,65 km²
District Montepertuso, Nocelle, Laurito, San Pietro, Arienzo
Sources: Wikipedia