Are You looking for an amazing town to stay at the Amalfi Coast for your holiday? There’s one in the middle of the Coast that we highly recommend you: Praiano. Praiano is a pretty town, in the heart of the lovely coast, between Amalfi and Positano. You must visit its beaches.
Praiano is surrounded by the Lattari Mountains, crossed by alleys and stairs. It is bordered by lemon trees terraces, olive trees and bouganvilles. These plants are able to fascinate you with their smell and lead you through its stairs to beaches and the crystal clear sea.
Praiano Amalfi Coast
Thanks to its good position, Praiano offers colourful and breathtaking sunsets. For this reason, many beaches are chosen as a wedding location. This is an old fishermen village 9 km far from the historical town Amalfi and 7 km far from the beautiful and well-known town Positano.
Tourism in Praiano is different from the other towns along the Amalfi Coast. Here tourism is offered to the ones who love nature and trekking, it’s dedicated to who loves relaxing, admiring the green landscapes and the blue sea. Lost in the horizon you will notice Li Galli and Capri Island.
Where to stay in Praiano
If You like the idea of spending your holiday in this pretty town, there’s a hotel that You can’t miss. This is Villa Bellavista, a 3 star hotel, situated a few minutes walk from the city center. Book a room and enjoy your services:
Getting to this place is easier than You could believe. If You are coming from Salerno, on Vietri sul Mare direction, take the SS 163 road. As You get to Amalfi, go ahead to Praiano following the road signs. There is only one coastal raod. Then, go inside the town and after the San Gennaro church, about 50 meters, You will find the Villa Bellavista Hotel.
If You want to come by bus from Salerno, take the SITA bus, stop in Amalfi, catch the bus for Sorrento and stop in Praiano.
If You’re coming by plane to Naples Capodichino airport, the fastest solution for You could be a private transfer or a taxi organized by the hotel. It will take 90 minutes to bring you to the hotel. Otherwise you have to use public transport (bus, train, bus) and it will take about 3-4 hours.
What to do at the Amalfi Coast
From Villa Bellavista Hotel you rach many other famous destinations of the coast. Praiano is very close to Positano, known all over the world for the magic it hides in the narrow alleys, the exclusive shops and panoramas. You can’t miss the Furore Fiord, an enchanting break of rock where today there’s a suggestive beach. Next to the Fiord there’s the Emerald Grotto in Conca de’ Marini, the bus stop is just there. Take the lift and explore this emerald cave. You could spend a few hours visiting both the fiordo and the grotto, two wonders of nature.
What else? You can’t miss visiting the ancient town Amalfi, the Cathedral, the port and the enchanting Atrani, You could walk from Amalfi to reach it through a tunnel. You could discover the Ravello Villas (Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone) and the Roman Villa of Minori, which dates back to the I century b.C. . It’s easy to get to Sorrento from Praiano, it is near Positano. The Sita bus will bring you directly there. Do You like trekking? Enjoy discovering the Path of Gods and the nature and amazing view in the high hills of the Amalfi Coast!
What to do in Praiano
Praiano is not just about nature, it offers also culture and tradition. This plan/sights could be very useful for You, have a look at them:
Visit the San Gennaro Churchin Vettica Maggiore, a hamlet of Praiano. You will appreciate the typical majolicas of Amalfi style and floor;
Visit the John Baptist Church, in the center of the town. Inside the church there’s a majolica floor and a pipe organ. They both date back to the 700s;
Visit the Saint Luke the Evangelist parish: inside there are artworks which date back to the 500s. We recommend You to visit the three floor bell tower. In the last floor there are single-hole windows;
From 30th of July to 4th of August there are the illuminations of Saint Dominic; a famous festival where lots of people come from all over the world.
From May to October there’s the “Suoni degli Dei” (Sounds of Gods). A series of concerts along the Path of Gods, a mix between walking and classical music.