Amalfi or Positano? Our tips for the ideal destination

Are you planning a holiday on the Amalfi Coast and you are not sure about the destination? In particular, you don’t know whether to stay in Amalfi or Positano? If you are asking yourself one of these questions, we recommend you continue the reading because we will give you some tips to find the right destination.

Choosing is not easy at all, this must be specified, because all the places on the coast are full of charm, however there are some aspects that can be useful to consider in order to better organize. In particular, if we have a car or a scooter available, we can easily reach all the main towns, even if we have decided to have a less central area as a “base”.

Read on to find out more!

Amalfi or Positano: which one to choose?

Amalfi o Positano quale scegliere

Amalfi and Positano are the most famous and popular destinations on the Amalfi Coast, two unmissable stops for those coming on holiday in this area. You can decide to stay in one of these centres or to stay in an alternative place, if you have a vehicle that allows you to move or easily.

For example, if you are looking for areas less frequented by tourists and a little less expensive, you could sleep in smaller villages such as Praiano, Minori or other villages, and then organize trips along the coast to visit the main attractions. In this regard, we have dedicated a previous article to the towns of the Amalfi Coast that you must absolutely see.

Instead, if we prefer to stay in these two towns, is it better to choose Positano or Amalfi? Read on to discover the peculiarities, the beauties, and the main points of interest of both destinations!


Positano: the romantic “vertical city”

Positano la romantica citta verticale

An ancient seaside village with breath-taking views and landscapes, Positano is an exclusive, romantic and fashionable place. It offers tourists many restaurants, beautiful beaches – including the famous Marina Grande, Fornillo and Laurito – and is very popular for local craftsmanship, in particular for the fashion it has become since the 1960s.

Positano will also be able to enchant you for its historical attractions such as the Saracen Towers and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, where the Byzantine icon of the Madonna is preserved which, according to tradition, arrived here aboard a sailing ship.

But the real peculiarity of this village is the fact that it develops vertically, with the colored houses that seem set in the rock. The historic centre, in fact, is made up of narrow streets, stairways and alleys that climb up the mountain. Precisely for this reason, the stay in Positano is probably less suitable for families with children or for people with walking difficulties: in these cases, a town like Amalfi will be more comfortable.


Amalfi: the pearl of the Amalfi coast rich in history

Amalfi la perla della Costiera ricca di storia

Amalfi is located in a more central position than Positano and is the ideal place to stay to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Amalfi Coast. Tourists will find a very interesting town from a historical point of view, given that Amalfi was one of the maritime republics and is rich in traces of its past, but will also have the opportunity to spend wonderful days on its beaches. Amalfi also has a very lively center, full of clubs and small boutiques.

Amalfi is suitable for a romantic holiday as a couple, with the family or to have fun with friends. However, it should be taken into account that, during the high tourist season, the centre tends to be quite chaotic given the influx of visitors.

Among the unmissable stops we mention the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea, the Cloister of Paradise, the Antico Arsenale – the shipyard where ships were once built – the Paper Museum and the Torre dello Ziro, an ancient watchtower overlooking the sea where, five centuries ago, Joan of Aragon with her children would have been killed.


Rent a scooter or a car to comfortably get around the Amalfi Coast

Noleggiare uno scooter o auto in Costiera Amalfitana

Even if you decide to stay in a smaller town like Praiano, Ravello or Minori, Positano and Amalfi are two unmissable destinations during a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. As we have seen, in fact, both offer the visitor important attractions, not to mention the naturalistic scenarios that can be admired in the surroundings, such as the Path of the Gods, which from Agerola reaches the upper area of ​​Positano, or the splendid Emerald Grotto in the area. of Conca dei Marini.

To travel comfortably far and wide, and independently decide times, destinations and destinations, the most convenient way is to rent a scooter or a car. Having a vehicle like these at your disposal, in fact, will give you the opportunity to reach, in a reasonable time, the main places on the Coast that you want to visit.

To do this, you can rely on the experience of Sorrento Trips, a local tour operator specializing in this type of service.

By visiting the page dedicated to convertible car rental, you can choose the car you prefer among the newest models on the market. They are all equipped and equipped with the most important safety devices. Our staff also guarantees assistance 24 hours a day for any eventuality.


The same goes for scooter rental: you will have the opportunity to select the vehicle you prefer, to take advantage of the best prices on the market and our constant assistance. If the car is ideal for covering long distances, in fact, two-wheelers are the best solution to avoid parking problems and to reach the beaches of the coast quickly, even in the months of high tourist traffic.


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