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You'll stop in Positano on our Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Tour
The sleepy town of Positano has Roman origins, and it was founded by people from Paestum, who found shelter in these three little valleys. Positano followed the rise and fall of the Amalfi Republic, and it hosted the Amalfi Naval Academy. During the 16th and 17th centuries, it became rich from its trade in the Mediterranean.
Positano certainly has more than a few interesting places to visit. The Church of Santa Maria Assunta was built in the 13th century, and its dome is decorated completely with maiolica ceramic. The altar displays a byzantine icon of the Black Madonna with baby Jesus. The legend tells that they came to Positano on the waves of the sea after a terrible storm.
Along the coast some ancient towers, "Torre Trasita" and "Torre Sponda", can be seen. They were used for defensive purposes against pirates. If you’re staying in positano a bit longer, it’s a good idea is to visit the beautiful isles of “li Galli” by boat.
Positano has always been synonymous with summer fashion. Its boutiques make thousands of dresses in cotton, silk, and linen every summer. Positano’s artistic creations are always original, colorful, and creative, and are sure to catch your eye the next time you’re in town!