The cruise ships are not able to dock, you will be tendered ashore to the center of town.
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Positano is a small town on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. The main part of the city with its steeply stacked houses comprising a pleasant medley of pastel color and its near vertical streets - indeed some of the streets are actually staircases - sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast, and has become the coast's most photogenic and expensive town.
Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta. This is one of the most famous attractions in Positano. The old church, boasting of a majestic dome, was built in the 1920s and is the location of the famous 13th century Byzantine icon, the Madonna di Positano.
Take a tour of the town itself and enjoy a relaxing stroll that involves learning about the town's history, information on local wines and local stories, shopping, and tasting local produce.
Pay 1 Euro to ride the orange bus around Positano.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
The town has long specialized in clothing as well as hand-made shoes and sandals that are sold from flamboyant displays in delightful boutiques. You will also notice many beautiful jewelry stalls.
Opening Hours and Holidays:
Most shops and businesses in Italy open from Monday to Saturday from around 8am until 1pm, and from about 4pm until 7pm, though many shops close on Saturday afternoons and Monday mornings, and in the south the day can begin and end an hour later.
In the north some businesses work to a 9am-5pm day to facilitate international dealings. Traditionally, everything except bars and restaurants closes on Sunday, though most towns have a pasticceria open in the mornings, while in large cities and tourist areas, Sunday opening is becoming more common.
January 1 (New Year's Day)
January 6 (Epiphany)
Pasquetta (Easter Monday)
April 25 (Liberation Day)
May 1 (Labour Day)
August 15 ( Ferragosto ; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
November 1 ( Ognissanti ; All Souls Day)
December 8 ( Immaccolata ; Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
December 25 ( Natale ; Christmas)
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