Spiaggia della Gavitelli


Accessible by a steep staircase (with 300 steps) from the village of Praiano or by boat from Marina di Praia, Gavitelli is a tiny but popular affair with a private beach club and a decent restaurant plying potent cocktails. As one of the coast’s few west-facing beaches, it’s a lovely spot to watch the sunset.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Praiano attractions

1. Chiesa di San Luca

0.56 MILES

In the upper village, the 16th-century Chiesa di San Luca features a colourful majolica floor, paintings by the 16th-century artist Giovanni Bernardo Lama…

2. Torre a Mare

0.94 MILES

Defensive towers sit all along the Amalfi Coast; ironically, they are generally known as Saracen towers, named after the very invaders they were erected…

3. Marina di Praia


Located a couple of kilometres east of the centre, this charming beach and harbour are the reasons why most people stop off in Praiano. From the SS163 …

4. Chiesa San Matteo Apostolo

1.52 MILES

Built in 1580 and tweaked numerous times since, this is Bomerano's architectural centrepiece. The marble baptismal font dates from the second half of the…

5. Fiordo di Furore


The Fiordo di Furore, a deep and narrow cleft in the coastline 6km west of Amalfi, is a misnomer. Fjords are formed by glaciers, whereas the Furore ‘fjord…

6. Spiaggia Grande

1.97 MILES

Spiaggia Grande probably isn't anyone's idea of a dream beach, with greyish sand covered by legions of bright umbrellas lined up like parked cars – and…

7. Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

2.03 MILES

Omnipresent in most Positano photos is the colourful majolica-tiled dome of its main church (and the town's only real sight). If you are visiting at a…

8. Palazzo Murat

2.05 MILES

Just west of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, this palazzo is now a luxury hotel. It may be beyond your budget to stay here, but you can still visit the…