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Piazza Flavio Gioia, Positano, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 September 2010

Positano was one of the most scenic areas that my girlfriend and I visited, while in Italy. We stayed in Sorrento, and took a local bus to Positano. The bus ride from Sorrento to Positano was approximately 45 minutes. Those prone to motion sickness may...More

16  Thank wrx_rally
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Having paid a visit to the main beach in Positano each year for the last 10 years - we are so disappointed. We arrived and as usual bought the tickets €30 for 2 sun loungers for the adult beach by Music on the Rocks only...More

5  Thank FiaHorncastle
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Travelled late October and the weather was not kind. The sea was so rough no ferries were running. So we took the Sita bus from Sorrento and was pleased the driver was cautious! We got off the bus at the second Positano stop which gave...More

1  Thank Pollyb523
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the SITA public bus from Sorrento, which wasn’t a very pleasant experience. It is only 2 Euros each way but the buses are really too large for the narrow, winding roads, they were crowded even in October and the driver allowed people to...More

1  Thank KMGeneva
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Travelled on a Sita bus (public transport) great value at €4 return each but you may have to stand. Don’t get off at the first stop in Positano as it’s a very steep way down. Get off at the Sponda stop and walk down the...More

Thank jennywren677
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Like most Italian beaches, there is a public and private area for this small beach. Like most of the below reviews, I agree that it’s extremely crowded and not really worth it. When I came five years ago at the same time of year, the...More

Thank MarisaWorldTravel
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

After spending months looking at pictures of Positano we couldn’t wait to get on the beach here but it was the worst beach I have ever been to. First we were told that we couldn’t go on a sun lounger at the start of the...More

1  Thank d_monnas
Reviewed 15 September 2018

It's about 20 Euro to rent a chair for the day, but for me, enjoying the view was worth it. The beach is packed for a reason, especially during tourist season. This definitely isn't a place where you will enjoy privacy, but if you're in...More

Thank Kari_Beaulieu
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

After strolling the streets and shops of Positano in the morning we grabbed lunch and thought we would spend the afternoon relaxing by the beach. We went into L’incanto to rent 2 chairs and an umbrella; 20 Euros per person for the afternoon. Great spot,...More

1  Thank Sal857
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Came to Positano in early September 2018. After initially seeing the beautiful buildings, windy roads and stunning coastline, I was SHOCKED to see the state of this beach and marina. The beach isn't very large and the majority of it is privatised. It is packed...More

2  Thank andy_d_c123
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It seemed a good place to bring the children, where the pebbly beach and blue waters looked safe and fun. However, we came away feeling that someone was making a fortune. Twenty-five euros per deck chair seemed bad enough. At the end of the morning,...More

2  Thank jacquim883
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Start with the specifics, 20euros per person for a sun chair and umbrella 5 rows from the water, 25euros to get in the first 4 rows from the water and and extra 10euros for a towel or I think it may have been another 20...More

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