Things to do in Positano

Getting lost in the beauty of the panorama of Positano or relax in the warm sun of the Grande Beach are not the only things to do in Positano. Find out with us what to see, but also what to eat, in the pearl of the Amalfi Coast.

 

Monuments:

The church of Santa Maria Assunta: The history of this church is linked to that of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary. This abbey enjoyed a particular prestige but was later abandoned following the pirate raids. He was then entrusted to the archbishop of Amalfi. The church that presents itself to visitors is the work of the work of the '700. On the main altar houses the venerated image of Our Lady Byzantine came from the east. Legend has it that the Byzantine icon along its sea voyage to the West, arrived on the coast of Positano exclaimed "Posa Posa". Hence the name Positano. This church is divided into three naves with five arches. Leaving the square in front of the church is the bell tower rebuilt in 1707, on his door in a bas-relief there is the "Sea Monster" symbol of Positano.

Villa Romana was unearthed during archaeological excavations in 2004 and since then is considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of recent decades occurred in Amalfi. They were discovered splendid frescoes depicting griffins, golden columns and horse Pegasus. According to some scholars, this villa was built between the first century BC and the first century after Christ.

Clavel Tower: The tower that rises at the end of the beach of Fornillo is called Torre Clavel, who renovated it but keeping the outer walls, making minor changes in the openings. In fact, for respect of the construction it did not give a name to any of the rooms. Over the years, however, this tower has hired a private use, is not so visited inside.

Trasita Tower: This tower was built to protect the town from pirate attacks that were aimed at the conquest of Positano. It was one of the three towers built and commissioned by Pietro da Toledo. It was a defense system consisting of three towers in the coastal zone. The structure is still visible, but does not have a perfect state of preservation.

Sponda’s tower This tower was built between 1268 and 1269. It is also called " The Basin " to the semicircular shape of the cliffs that surround it . Now , being private, it is rented by vacationers seeking tranquility but first served as a lookout tower in the event of attempted pirate attacks .
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