Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano

Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

1. From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Discover the Amalfi Coast on a guided day trip from Naples or Sorrento and explore the secluded cliffside towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Take a speedboat to Amalfi from Positano (or a bus, during winter season) and enhance your day with optional light lunch and boat tour. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before boarding a small bus to your first stop, Positano. Venture into this secluded village with your guide, who will drop you in the centrally-located Amerigo Vespucci Square with views of the beach. After an introduction from your guide, enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and colorful shops. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores before embarking on a panoramic speedboat ride to Amalfi. In winter season, due to sea conditions, instead of the boat transfer you will enjoy a comfortable ride to Amalfi by bus. Personalize your 2 hours in the town of Amalfi with options including a boat trip along the coast. Select the lunch option and choose from a variety of gourmet sandwiches with 1 bottle of water. Alternatively, take time to explore the historical town on your own. If exploring by yourself, don’t miss the iconic Sant'Andrea Cathedral, home to eclectic Byzantine, Norman, and Moorish architectural styles. Finally, visit the beautiful town of Ravello, with its pretty streets and gelato shops. Enjoy an hour at your leisure for sights like the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its picturesque gardens overlooking the sea, before your journey back to Sorrento or Naples.

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

2. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and start your journey down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, breeze past the long lines with your Skip-the-Line ticket. Enter a time capsule of the ancient Roman world. Let your local expert guide give you a tour of these marvelously-preserved ruins. Go to Positano, where the houses tumble down the hillside and stroll among the boutique stores. Purchase some of the local limoncello liqueur, visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta or people watch from a restaurant terrace. After some free time and lunch (own expense) in Pompeii, continue further south along the picturesque seaside roads of the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the spectacular coastline as the mountains cascade into the sea and romantic villages climb up the mountains.

Positano: Old Town Walking Tour with Archaeologist Guide

3. Positano: Old Town Walking Tour with Archaeologist Guide

Explore Old Town and Downtown Positano with a guide on this walking tour. Visit an underground Roman villa, explore the fine shops and beach of Downtown Positano, and explore Old Town Positano and see its historical sights. Meet with a guide on the upper side of the village, leave the tourists and the hustlers behind for a well-deserved break, and follow the local guide along the hidden paths and staircases of the old town, pass by a 13th-century fort from the medieval age, and take some time to enjoy the lesser-known Fornillo Beach. Travel to Downtown Positano and explore its fine shops and restaurants before moving down to the main beach, Spiaggia Maggiore. Start the uphill walk to a street with a variety of ceramic shops, sandal makers, and shoemakers, along with galleries featuring the work of local artists. Approach the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, originally the abbey of Positano’s 10th-century Benedictine monastery, and visit the interior of the amazing Roman Villa, recently discovered and open to the public with its wonderful fresco paintings. After that, across the lane, Hotel Palazzo Murat fills what was once a grand Benedictine monastery. End the tour at La Zagara restaurant, and taste delicacies such as lemon delice, tiramisu, or rum baba.

Positano: Private Walking Tour

4. Positano: Private Walking Tour

Discover the beautiful, little beach town in Italy. Wander the winding roads of Positano and explore the beach path that hugs the mountainside. Together with your guide, visit the most charming places in the village. Appreciate the exquisite artistry of the local artisans and their ceramics. Take a stroll along the beach. Listen to anecdotes, stories, and be surprised how many are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Positano.

From Sorrento: Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast

5. From Sorrento: Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Enjoy a private Amalfi coastal tour for a day and see the sights. Receive hotel pickup and travel to seven different locations from Positano, the diamond of the coast, to the spiritual mecca of Ravello. Customize your tour and experience a truly unique and exclusive ride. Head out from Sorrento along the Amalfi drive, famous for its twists, turns and stunning views of the Mediterranean sea. Arrive in the heart of Positano and stroll the narrow streets. Visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta and see the black Madonna. Continue to the town of Amalfi and pass through fishing villages such as Conca Dei Marini where The Emerald Grotto is found. Take an optional boat ride to the dazzling emerald cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, and a submersed nativity scene. Arrive in Amalfi and read the famous plaque by Renato Fucini. Take in the dramatic sights of the town, surrounded by steep cliffs and coastal scenery. Walk the Square Pizza Duomo and find the cathedral of St. Andrew or sit and enjoy some gelato. Find yourself in the magical and ancient medieval town of Ravello. Discover the magical landscapes, learn the unique town's history, view astonishing monuments, and get to know the real reason it has been called the Country of Spirit.

Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

6. Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

The most famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius took place in the year 79 A.D. when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. With this tour, you'll see the city frozen in time in its last moment. Sorrento is situated on a terrace overlooking a splendid coastline offering a spectacular view of the Bay of Naples. Parks, villas, churches, picturesque narrow streets and resplendent weather have ensured a constant stream of visitors to the town throughout the year and over the centuries. Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast with wonderful views of picturesque medieval alleys. Don't miss the opportunity to see one of best archaeological sites in the world and see how the Romans lived before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Start with a pick-up at the cruise terminal of the port of Naples or any accommodation nearby. Transfer to Sorrento and have a walk downtown. See the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, the alleys of the old town. Transfer to Positano and take the time for a relaxing lunch on a see view restaurant serving genuine Italian dishes. Or walk downtown to the spectacular beach from where you can admire the terraced town and the cathedral of Saint Maria Assunta. After lunch, transfer to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour including the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (the main square), the curia (municipal buildings), the macellum (the butcher's market), the thermal baths, the termopolia (restaurants), the House of the Tragic Poet or the House of Melander, the bakery, the plaster casts of the victims, the Temples of Jupiter, Apollo and Venere, the lupanar (brothel) and the Fountain of the Abundance. Return back to the port of Naples.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Highlights Private Boat Cruise

7. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Highlights Private Boat Cruise

Spend an unforgettable day seeing the Amalfi Coast on this 6-hour private boat excursion that highlights the beauty of this famous coastline off-season. Whether you're traveling in the autumn or exploring the Amalfi Coast during the winter months or early spring, come experience what the locals love about this quieter time of year. Try seasonal specialties you can only find in the fall or experience the festive Christmas lights in Amalfi. Only savvy travelers in the early spring can catch the gorgeous wisteria blooms in Positano. Your cruise will be customized based on the time of year from November to March to showcase the best of the Amalfi Coast. You'll cruise from Sorrento along the untouched tip of the Amalfi Coast to charming Positano and along the coast to reach Amalfi. Along the way you can stop for free time as you wish ashore to explore the local atmosphere of the villages along the Amalfi Coast before returning to Sorrento at the end of your cruise.

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What people are saying about Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano

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I had such a great experience thanks to the tour guide I had on that day bella seniora Sonia, the driver Danillo, and Enrico in Pompei ( throwing some jokes here and there… ). I could not believe how quickly those 13 hrs passed by…Definitely, I’d recommend this tour to anyone interested in walking back in history on the original streets of Pompei and later on enjoying beautiful panorama of the Amalfi Coast. It’s an understatement to say that Amalfi coast is beautiful. I enjoyed so much my 1.5 h break in Positano , I took the chance to wonder around at the beach, enjoy some limoncello spritz ( so typical for there… and so much better than the one I had next day in Rome) ,then I walked to the spot from where I had beautiful views like in the postcards.Now I know even more why I love BELLA ITALIA!Sonia gave us extra info about other cities we were passing by, their history, the typical food for their area….It was great to hear all the info and learn more. God bless u all! Grazie,Irina

My teenage daughter and I had a great day! Our guide Peter, organised this trip very well. All stops were well timed so that we got the most out of this exciting day. We had sufficient time to wander around Positano and its beach, and enjoy amazing colours and views there. We were lucky with weather and traffic. In Pompeii we had an excellent local guide. She used our precious time very efficiently to show us around and tell many facts. Time on the bus passed quickly too. Thanks to our kind and professional coach driver, we had a very comfortable travel. I would highly recommend this trip.

Our tour guide Peter was great, really, he was very knowledgeable about the areas we were going through and seeing, he was very informative about subjects pertaining to the tour, he knows his history. Peter was good about prepping us to know when we would break for food, restrooms etc.. The drive was cumfy in a clean bus and didn’t seem as lengthy as it would seem on paper at all, so don’t shy away from the hours this tour runs, it was fun, didn’t seem heavy at all and there was a really good restaurant at the end of the day drop off point at 2 min walking distance.

The tour guide was excellent and very very nice! I still do not know how the bus drivers drive on those windy roads. But he did! The other people were also great!

The guide Robert was so good and made our tour very interesting and well worth it