Welcome to Praiano
Praiano is a picturesque town situated between Positano and Conca dei Marini. Praiano is less famous than the other towns on the Amalfi Coast, but it has always been loved by tourists, since the times of the Sea Republics. In that period the doges of Amalfi choose Praiano as their summer residence. The structure of the town is that of a typical village of the Amalfi Coast, the Divine Coast: on this beautiful coastline men had to conquer their space on the steep mountains on the sea.The structure of the town is that of a typical village of the Amalfi Coast, the Divine Coast: on this beautiful coastline men had to conquer their space on the steep mountains on the sea. The town of Praiano is located at the feet of Tre Pizzi
Mountain (1120 over the sea level) and stretches out to Marina di Praia, the charming beach situated at the end of Praia Valley surrounded by high rocks, a real natural port that has always been used since the times of the ancient Plagianum (original name of Praiano). Still today it boasts a Middle Ages tower that belonged to the system of towers once built to defend Amalfi Coast from the Saracen incursions. One of the most typical features of the Amalfi Coast villages including Praiano is the presence of many stairs and the most charming places of this territory can be only reached by staircases. This is why these places are unspoiled and still preserve their most typical beauty and features, which would be otherwise exposed to mass tourism.
Capo Sottile is in between Praiano and its hamlet called Vettica Maggiore where the small bay called “della Gavitella” lies; unlike the other beaches of the Amalfi Coast and thanks to its particular position, this beach is sun-kissed from sunrise to sunset, also boasting a breathtaking view on Positano and on Capri island. You will also admire there a watch tower built during Spanish period, and a natural cove situated in a grotto called “Fontana dell'Altare” (“The Fountain of the Altar”).
In Praiano there are many interesting shrines showing the inhabitants' deep faith.
To really enjoy all the beauties of the area round Praiano, your holiday here should be completed with a boat trip to the most enchanting spots of this coast reachable only by sea such as the small beaches hidden by rocks, or the suggestive sea caves called 'Africana' and 'Suppraiano'.
Here some information about the distance of Praiano from the other towns on the Amalfi Coast: Praiano is about 30 km away from Vietri sul Mare and 25 Km from the small town of Cetara. Maiori is 15 km far from Praiano, and Minori 14 km. Praiano is just 10 km away from Atrani and 9 km from Amalfi and its wonderful Cathedral. Ravello and Furore are about 16 and 15 km far from Praiano, respectively.
If you want to visit the isle of Capri from Praiano, you need to go to the port of Salerno, and if you want to visit the isle of Ischia, you need to go to that of Naples. Sorrento is 21 km far from Praiano and Pompeii 42 km. The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is a very interesting area and surely deserves a visit. The majestic temples of Paestum are just 77 km away from Praiano, the beautiful beaches of Agropoli 88 km, the charming Acciaroli 114 km, Palinuro and its wonderful caves 151 km, and Marina di Camerota155 km. Even if a bit far from Praiano, the nice Sapri and Maratea in the Gulf of Policastro surely deserve a visit.