positano walking tour

The Best Walking Tour Positano Italy 2024

€ 99
2 hours
Small group
Live tour guide

About Walking Tour Positano Italy

Led by a local guide, explore the tiny secluded paths of the Old Town before you venture to downtown Positano, which is full of various shops and cafes. Take in the atmosphere of public squares and beaches, and get a glimpse into the ancient Roman lifestyle as you explore the archaeological site of the Roman villa.


Walking Tour Positano Italy

Meet your guide on the upper side of Positano, away from the tourist crowds, and dive into the history of this once-thriving fishing village. Stroll through the hidden paths and staircases of the Old Town and gain a more profound understanding of Positano's cultural heritage with the local storytelling of your experienced guide. Take in the ambiance of the lesser-known Fornillo Beach and pass the ruins of the Castle of Positano, a fort dating back to the 13th century where you can trace medieval history and its significance in Positano's history.

Descending toward Spiaggia Maggiore, Positano's main beach, take the chance to visit restaurants and artisan shops offering a variety of local products. From homemade sandals, colorful ceramics, handcrafted jewelry, lively artwork, and locally made clothing items and limoncello, these shops showcase traditional craftsmanship and artistic heritage. You can find a rich offer of crafted goods in the shops and take some unique souvenirs back with you.

Reach Santa Maria Assunta, a historical church dating back centuries. It was built in the 10th century as a Benedictine monastery. Today, this magnificent church stands as a symbol of Positano, recognized for its striking architecture and colorful dome. The tour will end at the recently discovered Roman Villa, where you can admire the remarkable fresco paintings. Your archaeological guide will take you around this newly found dig and give you an insight into the daily life of ancient Romans.

  • Local archaeological guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Roman Villa
X not included
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German
X not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
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Meeting Point

Meet your local guide at the main entrance of Art Hotel/Hotel Pasitea, located at Viale Pasitea 207, 84017 Positano.

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Secure your spot now & take in the ambiance and beauty of a historical coastal town!

Local knowledge

As you follow your local guide through Positano, you'll be treated to a rich exploration of the area's history, culture, and uncovered gems.

Old Town

Escape the crowds and explore some of the hidden paths, beaches, staircases, and lesser-known areas away from the popular tourist spots.

Downtown Positano

Discover the vibrant side of Positano, which is filled with shops, bars, and restaurants. Visit Spiaggia Maggiore and the church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Ancient Roman villa

Guided by an archaeological guide, you'll gain a deeper insight into the ancient Roman times as you explore the recently discovered Roman villa.

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FAQ - Walking Tour Positano Italy

Can you walk everywhere in Positano?

Of course! Positano was once a fishing village known for its maritime trade, and now it's a picturesque town along the Amalfi Coast popular among visitors from all around the world. Walking is a great way to explore the town of Positano, its narrow and winding streets, and the promenades following the coastline. Positano is located on a dramatic cliff, resulting in many steep streets and steps, so make sure to wear sturdy shoes. Also, keep in mind that walking around Positano is unsuitable for people in wheelchairs, baby strollers, and people with mobility issues due to its hilly topography.

How long does it take to walk around Positano?

While the duration of your walk highly depends on your walking pace, fitness level, and the specific route you take, let's say it will take you around 1 to 2 hours to walk around the central area of Positano. This includes exploring the main streets and shops, visiting Santa Maria Assunta, and reaching a few viewpoints of the city. If you're looking to explore the more extensive area of Positano, including the lesser-known paths, upper neighborhoods, and waterfront areas, it could take you at least 3 to 4 hours. Before setting off, plan your route and take water and some snacks with you, or stop at one of the lovely restaurants for some local dishes. Additionally, you can join a walking tour and discover the hidden gems with a local expert.

What is the famous walk in Positano?

Even though it's not exactly in Positano, the Path of the Gods is, without a doubt, the most famous and scenic walking trail in the area. It's a renowned hiking route following the ancient footpaths through the hills and cliffs above the Amalfi Coast, rewarding people with spectacular panoramic views and a serene atmosphere of the nature surrounding them. You can begin the hike in the village of Bomerano, easily reachable by bus or a car from Positano, and hike across approximately 8 kilometers (cca 5 miles) in 3 to 4 hours. The difficulty level is considered moderate but includes some uneven terrain and uphill sections, so make sure to wear appropriate shoes and plenty of water with you!

What other tours should I join while in Positano?

During your trip to Positano, there are many tours you can join to enhance your overall experience. Get your hands dirty with a traditional Cooking Class Positano, and enjoy the fruit of your labors at the end of the class with a glass of wine and your classmates. Discover the incredible island of Capri and the iconic natural attractions around its coastline with Positano to Capri boat tours. You can also continue your boat trip explorations and visit the Amalfi Coast with an Amalfi Coast boat tour from Positano or explore its famous towns with Vespa Tours Amalfi Coast. On the other hand, you can get away from the coastal towns and take a trip back in history with a Positano to Pompeii tour.
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Uncover the lesser-known wonders!

Good to know before you go

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • This tour will take place in all weather conditions.
  • Don't forget to put on comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate, breathable clothing.
  • The walking tour involves a significant amount of walking, including going downstairs to the beach.
  • Apply sunscreen, and don't forget to bring water and a sun hat.
  • Please keep in mind that baby strollers, explosive substances, alcohol, and drugs are not allowed during this tour.
  • For a full refund, please cancel your Walking tour Positano Italy, up to 24 hours in advance.
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Admire the ancient frescoes in the Roman Villa & the paintings cherishing Positano's beauty!

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Exceptional tour!

The tour with Luciana was a great way to explore Positano's charm. Her local insight and family stories added so much value to the experience. We gained a lot of historical knowledge with an archaeological tour of the dig as well. I highly recommend it!



I had no idea Positano had such a history before this walking tour Positano Italy experience. I loved the tour of the dig as it gave us an amazing peek into the town's ancient past. Great recommendations on further exploration as well! 10/10!


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