• Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta: a wonderful church among houses. The dome is beautifully glazed and it was built around 1200. In the apse there are the remains of an ancient Byzantine mosaics. On the main altar there is a Byzantine altar-piece portraying a black Madonna with the Holy Child (maybe arrived from the sea), of XII century. A local legend tells that a ship coming from the Far East stopped in Positano and could not leave because of the weather. A voice told to sailors to leave there the portrait of Our Lady. They obeyed, and then the winds allowed the ship to sail.
  • Grotte preistoriche (La Porta, Del Mezzogiorno, Delle Soppressate, Erica, Vigna Pendente e Mirabella o Monaco-Spera): these prehistoric caves are 8500 years old (6500 b. C.).
  • Mattonelle votive: small votive tiles along the alleys, in the walls of the houses.
  • Ville romane della baia di Postano e sui Galli: these Roman villas show that Positano and the isles were the place chosen by rich Romans to spend summers.
  • Chiesa Nuova: a church having an elliptic shape. It is in Baroque style.
  • Chiesa di S. Giovanni: this rectangular church has a barrel vault. Windows are only on the external part. It is decorated with stuccoes. Floor is beautiful. In the sacristy, there is an ancient Roman urn.  
  • Chiesa di S. Margherita: this quadrangular church has only a nave with two side altars and a barrel vault. In the entrance there are the choir stalls and on the left the sacristy.
  • Chiesa del Rosario: this is the only church whose altar is towards West, not towards East.  
  • Chiesa di S. Caterina: merchants that traded with Alessandria of Egypt, where Saint Catherine was deeply worshipped, built this church.
  • Chiesa di S. Giacomo Apostolo: the church dedicated to Saint James is one of the most ancient of Positano. It was founded in XII century and dedicated to Santiago de Compostela by Parrata family who developed a rich commerce with Spain.
  • Torri di Guardia: the towers were built as a defence against pirates; there were three towers  at Fornillo, Trasita and Sponda) on the coast and other towers in the inner territory.

Linda Liguori