Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
- Piazza Flavio Gioia
- 8am-noon & 3.30-7pm
Lonely Planet review for Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
This church is the most famous and – let’s face it – pretty much the only major sight in Positano. If you are visiting at a weekend you will probably have the added perk of seeing a wedding; it’s one of the most popular churches in the area for exchanging vows.
Step inside to see a delightful classical interior, with pillars topped with gilded Ionic capitals and winged cherubs peeking from above every arch. Above the main altar is a 13th-century Byzantine Black Madonna and Child. During restoration works of the square and the crypt, a Roman villa was discovered; still under excavation, it is closed to the public.