Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
Just west of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta church, this palazzo is now a luxury hotel. It may be beyond your budget to stay but you...
Nestled between the colourful boutiques and lemon-themed ceramics shops, Franco Senesi is a light and airy exhibition space with several...
Operating out of a kiosk on Spiaggia Grande, Blue Star hires out small motorboats for €60 per hour (€200 for four hours). Consider...
This is the quintessential Italian terrace, draped with foliage and flowers, with an offshoot bar and superb pasticceria (pastry shop),...
This restaurant, run by amiable Luigi, is on the front line which, given the number of cash-rich tourists in these parts, could equal...
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta information
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.