Villa Oliviero

Positano: The Village of Dreams

Colorful cottages clinging to the cliffs
A sea inhabited by Sirens
The magic of Positano

A pyramid of brightly-painted buildings clinging, limpet-like, to the rock face, Positano has to be the most characteristic of all the picture-perfect towns on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Where normally you would find streets, here you're greeted by a vertical maze of steps and alleyways, dotted with tiny little shops selling beachwear, handmade sandals and colorful ceramics.

From the beach to the cliff edge terrace where Villa Oliviero is located, the view becomes more and more breathtaking with each and every step you take. From the villa's panoramic terraces, the whole of Positano, the islets of Galli, and the sea which, legend has it, was once inhabited by the Sirens who attempted to seduce Ulysses, can be seen. From here, you feel like rulers of the coast.

Positano's Fireworks

Each August 15th, Positano celebrates the Madonna dell'Assunta with a spectacular display of fireworks, launched from the sea. The event attracts thousands of visitors each year. Guests staying at Villa Oliviero get to enjoy amazing views of the fireworks, from the property's terraces.
For Ferragosto and to coincide with the firework display, Villa Oliviero organizes a special dinner on the panoramic terrace.

Positano: Enchanting Year Round



Once the summer crowds wane, Positano returns to its sleepy fishing village atmosphere. You can stroll along the narrow lanes without having to push past day trippers, and the sea temperatures are still warm enough for swimming until mid-November. After the sun sets and cooler temperatures set in, you can relax inside by the fire with a good bottle of wine.



The dramatic waves beat against the historic Saracen watchtowers, and the seaside village is largely deserted. In the quietest months of winter, Positano reveals its historic charm all the more. In the caf├Ęs and restaurants, you can sample the traditional holiday sweets paired with a bracing glass of liqueur. On sunny days, you can even sit in the sun on the beach and admire the clear winter skies and calm seas, a rare treat reserved only for those visiting in the winter months.



Spring brings an explosion of colors and fragrances to the coast, as Positano comes into full bloom and the bougainvillea-lined streets and orange blossom gardens cover the town in sweet perfume as night falls. With the first warm days come excursions by sea along the coast, or days exploring the scenic hiking trails that trace the clifftops behind Positano, including the famous Path of the Gods.

Near Positano

From Positano, all the other treasures of the Amalfi Coast are just a short and incredibly scenic car or boat ride away!


Thank you for sharing this magical place with us! We are also especially grateful for your kindness to baby Samuel. Our family will dream of Villa Oliviero, Positano until we return.
Paula, Kim and Samuel

Ciao Villa Oliviero! You are the best! We had such a wonderful time in a beautiful place. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us. The dinners we had here at the villa were delicious. We will never forget you!
Diane and Danny

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