Things to see in Positano, the artwork on the Amalfi Coast

May 21, 2013

Those who think of Positano inevitably end up thinking of fashion, sea and fun, but there are many other things to do and see in this beautiful town on the Amalfi Coast.

Positano is a work of art itself, thanks to the steep and narrow streets of the old town, as well as several very ancient monuments, as its beautiful watchtowers, used in the past to protect the city from enemy invasions. Among these, it is worth mentioning the Torre della Sponda, which is located in the upper area overlooking the Marina Grande of Positano, and became a private residence in 1817.

The main building of the village is the Church of St. Maria Assunta, characterized by baroque interior and a dome decorated with colorful tiles. The interior is divided into three naves decorated in stucco and gold, and contains important works of art, such as the Circumcision of Fabrizio Santafede.

In addition to its towers and churches, Positano also has some wonderful eighteenth-century villas, some of which have been converted into wonderful hotels, but still retain their original charm. Among these, the ones that are definitely worth admiring are Palazzo Murat, which is located along the road that leads to the sea, Villa Sersale, Villa Orseola (former Villa Margherita), Villa Stella Roman, and many more.

Finally, the caves of Positano are well worth a visit, such as Grotta La Porta, Grotta di Mirabella, Grotta del Generale, and Grotta di Mezzogiorno. It is no mystery, then, that Positano is one of the favorite destinations of foreign tourists, especially among all the cities that are along the Amalfi Coast.

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