WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Scroll down NOMADSofORIGIN's feature on the Italian village of Positano and find out about the growing fascination with the picture worthy location that gathers significant tourist popularity
Words: Aleksandra Georgieva
Photography: Jack Young
19 November 2018
A lot has been said and written about the village of Positano located straight onto the southern Amalfi Coast of Italy. The narrow, steep streets lined across the village are located around pleasant cafes, making Positano a perfect place to get away from the noise of the big cities and get lost among a fairy tale-like scenery. Trendy boutiques are to be found around Grand Beach and if you wander around you can find where from to hire a vintage model car to explore the village faster. The destination is connected to other coastal towns through the Sentiero degli Dei hiking trail. Famous for its pebble beachfront, Positano offers a unique beach experience combined with a higher view of the Sirenuse Islands.
Now a well-known sophisticated resort, the cliffside village used to serve as a major sea power. It is the home to the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta church, which guards underneath its beautifully tiled dome, a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. The Moorish-style architecture definitely catches the eye, while those, who feel like exploring can join one of the numerous boat trips that take visitors all the way to Ischia, Capri and the Grotta dello Smeraldo cave.
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