The church of Santa Maria Assunta, dedicated to San Vito, the patron saint of Positano, is located in Piazza Flavio Gioia, a few steps from the beach of Marina Grande and can only be reached on foot.
Thanks also to its characteristic majolica dome, made of yellow, green and blue tiles, it is one of the most visited and photographed attractions in Positano.
The abbey dates back to the second half of the 10th century and is built on the spot where, according to a legend, a Byzantine icon of the black Madonna and child was found on board a sailing ship that arrived near Positano and was swept away by a storm.
Whether fact or legend, today the icon can be admired inside the Church and is one of the most precious objects kept inside. A few steps away from the church is the bell tower, built in 1707, with a medieval bas-relief in the centre depicting a sea monster, a fox and a fish made in Campania.
The Amalfi Paper Museum is a former paper mill transformed into a museum in 1969. Located in the heart of the Valle dei Mulini, in the inner part of the town of Amalfi, it houses the restored and fully functional machinery and equipment used in the old paper mill to make paper by hand.
The guided tour lasts about 20 minutes and also gives the opportunity to see a sheet being made live.
From 01/03 to 31/10 the museum is open daily from 10.00 to 19.00 (last admission 18.20)
From 01/11 to 23/12 the museum is open every day, except Mondays, from 10.00 to 17.00 (last admission 16.20)
On 24-25-26 December the museum will be closed for holidays
From 27/12 to 06/01 the museum is open every day from 10.00 to 19.00 (last admission 18.20)
From 07/01 to 31/01 the museum is open every day, except Mondays, from 10.00 to 17.00 (last entrance 16.20)
Exclusive Handmade Experience Visit € 15,00
Visit with handmade experience € 7,00
Visit with handmade experience (under 12) € 6,00
Full price € 4,50
Group ticket (min. 25) € 3,50
Admission under 12 € 2,50
The Emerald Grotto owes its name to the emerald-green hue of the water as a result of naturally filtered sunlight passing through an underwater groove that connects it to the open sea. The cavity is partially invaded by the sea and in very ancient times was located above sea level only thanks to bradyseism, the ground of the cave lowered, causing it to sink underwater.
The Emerald Grotto is accessible both by sea and by land, from which it is descended by lift.
from October to May boat trips are allowed from 9.00 to 15.00, in the summer months until 16.00
entrance fee 6 euro
Full refund for cancellations received up to 36 hours in advance.More info
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All the Private Excursions listed below are available full day, with regard to your wish and time.