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12 things to do in Positano on your next Italy yacht charter

By Steph Loseby   9 June 2023

As one of Italy’s original Amalfi Coast hotspots, Positano is a glamorous Italian town adored by the SuperyachtSet. Offering a selection of chic beachfront bars, delightful restaurants, picturesque views and an elegant ambiance, charter guests exploring this town are in for a treat, as Positano has no shortage of Italian charm and beauty.

Once an authentic fishing village, Positano has now proven to be one of the most appealing destinations in Italy and one that is best enjoyed alongside the comfort of a superyacht. Allowing you to explore in total private luxury, a yacht charter here will provide you with the perfect base to explore this Italian town and all it has to offer.

Read on to discover 12 things you could get up to when visiting Positano, Italy on your next summer vacation.

1. Hike the Path of the Gods

A three-hour hike that will reward you with the most remarkable views of the Amalfi Coast, the Path of the Gods trail offers an unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

The hike’s name is derived from the awe-inspiring views that were believed to be fit for the gods themselves. The 7.8km (4.8 mile) long trail begins in the village of Bomerano and winds along the coastal cliffs before reaching the other-worldly views over the Mediterranean and along the Amalfi Coast.

2. Indulge in sunset cocktails

Providing the best sweeping views over Positano, sunset cocktails at Franco's Bar are a must-do when visiting the area. Exuding a charming and elegant atmosphere that perfectly complements the bar’s stunning surroundings, Franco’s is the perfect place to soak up the splendor of Positano as the golden sun sets over the shimmering Mediterranean sea.

3. Explore the ancient city of Pompeii

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania

One of Italy’s most famous archaeological sites, the historic city of Pompeii stands as an incredibly well-preserved site that offers you a glimpse into ancient Roman life. Only a short journey from Positano, visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site is guaranteed to be a memorable activity for the entire charter party. 

Transporting you back in time to the height of the Roman Empire, charter guests can learn more about the prosperous Roman city that was tragically destroyed and buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.

4. Soak up the rays at a swanky beach club

With plenty of luxe beach clubs to choose from, you will find that Positano is home to some of the best beach hangout spots in the Med. Head to Arienzo beach club for the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the sweet taste of an Aperol Spritz as you listen to the waves swash back and forth beside you.

For a more party-vibrant atmosphere, make your way to One Fire beach club. Combining live performances, delicious cocktails and fresh seafood dishes with a playful beach club ambiance, One Fire is an absolute must-do for those looking for an energetic fun-filled afternoon at the beach.

5. Visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta

With its striking architecture and beautiful Byzantine artwork, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta attracts visitors from all over the world. Located in the heart of Positano, the church holds a rich history and is filled with artistic treasures, intricate details and serves as a prominent landmark for the town.

6. Embrace everything lemon-related

From the deliciously tasty lemon sorbet to the fantastic Limoncello, Positano’s lemon-themed drinks and cuisine is something to be tasted and enjoyed during your time here. Be sure to make a stop at the most famous lemon shop in the world, Sapori e Profumi di Positano. Established in 1986, they traditionally produce Limoncello, jams, biscuits, candies, chocolate and honey from their 300 untreated lemon trees. 

7. Go clubbing in a cave

music on the rocks night club positano

Have you ever partied the night away inside a cliff? Music on the Rocks is a luxurious disco club carved into a waterfront cliff. Here, you can experience DJ parties and cocktails until dawn as you dance in one of the leading clubs in Europe for location and music programming. It is quite literally a clubbing experience like no other. 

8. Eat a classic Italian breakfast

Nothing quite beats an Italian coffee in the morning sunshine and in Positano, there are plenty of quaint cafes, bistros and restaurants to choose from. A favorite among these is Casae Bottega, a family owned healthy bistro that serves the most spectacular breakfasts and lunches that will satisfy all your wants and needs. 

9. Take a day trip to Capri

One of the benefits of having your own private yacht charter in Positano is that you can travel anywhere you please in pure comfort and style. Close by is the tranquil island of Capri which is home to the renowned beach club La Fontelina as well as the pretty picturesque Blue Grotto, the most mystical natural wonder. 

10. Enjoy the unique shopping scene

Filled with beautiful ceramic shops, interesting art galleries and designer clothing boutiques, charter guests can definitely spend a couple of hours roaming the pretty streets of Positano and browsing the beautiful selection of shops on offer. 

One of the most sought-after items in Positano is handmade sandals. Visitors can find numerous shoemakers in the town who create custom-made sandals using the finest Italian leather.

11. Take a cooking class

home cooking positano

Ever wanted to know how to make the best homemade pasta? If there ever was a place to learn, Italy is the region to do so. See how the locals create traditional dishes and learn for yourself at one of Amalfi Coast’s top cooking schools, Positano Home Cooking. Here you can embark on a culinary journey of both food and wine as you prepare each dish in the stunning setting of a private villa.

12. Have an unforgettable dining experience

There is no shortage of top-quality restaurants waiting for you in Positano but one of the best is the classic and elegant La Sponda. Situated within one of the most prestigious and glamorous hotels on the Amalfi coast, Le Sirenuse, this restaurant oozes sophistication in a very romantic setting with views of Positano’s colorful houses clinging to the cliff face.

View of Positano during sunset, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy

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