This town has Roman origins, and it was founded by people from Paestum, who found shelter in these three little valleys. Positano followed the rise and decline of the Amalfi Republic, and it hosted the Amalfi Naval Academy. During the XVI and XVII century, it became rich from its trade in the Mediterranean.
Places to visit :.
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta built in the XIII century, with its dome built completely in majolica ceramics. The altar displays a byzantine icon of the Black Madonna with child Jesus. The legend tells that this came to Positano, on the waves of the sea after a terrible storm.