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Praiano Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 90 photos

I do miss this view...

Praiano lies between Amalfi and Positano. It was once the summer residence of the Dogi of the Amalfi Republic.

It it is now a popular seaside resort with hotels and camping facilities.

But it seemed to me more as a fishing village yet - as it used to be in the past . Calm and quiet and far away from the crowds of tourists you find in Positano or Amalfi ( both beautiful places, as well ).

Praiano occupies that part of the Amalfi Coast between Positano and Conca dei Marini, on both sides of the promontory of Capo Sottile (Thin Cape).

The town of Praiano is on the easterly side of the cape, with the most amazing view over Conca dei Marini. The name is derived from the latin Pelagianum (open sea) who changed in the Middle Ages to Plagianum and finally to Praiano.

On the other side of Capo Sottile, with wonderful view over Positano and the whole final part of the peninsula up to the isle of Capri, there is Vettica Maggiore, today a part of Praiano, but in the past an autonomous village.

A room with a view

I have stayed at :
Albergo Casa Alfonso
Via Umberto I, 115
84010 Praiano (SA)
Tel. +39 089 874 048
Fax. +39 089 874 489

Casa Alfonso Home Page

Praiano - View from the Sea

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  • Last visit to Praiano: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 5, 2004
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2007 at 4:56 AM

    Just drove past Praiano on way to Positano ;-)

  • 1shrink's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2006 at 2:57 PM

    Thank You for the photos. I'll be there the 3rd September. The Photos ahve really helped in my orientation. Thank you.

  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2005 at 4:55 PM

    Furore is nice and so little I'm glad u apreciate Italy....like I love Brasil

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 6:55 PM

    Am in love with this place based on your musings and pictures !! This is my kind of retreat as well :-))) Obrigada !!

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2005 at 3:19 PM

    Great page, Really amazing photos.The views are so wonderful. Especially the cave.

  • onecut's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2004 at 8:30 AM

    Great Photo's Looks wonderful

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2004 at 4:06 PM

    What a beautiful place and such captivating scenery!

  • ahoerner's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2004 at 7:13 AM

    Denise, realmente a vista eh muito bonita... e a Italia sempre eh especial para nos brazucas... Bj, Ale

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2004 at 12:40 PM

    What beautiful Photos & wonderful views. Looking down to La Praia beach from the top is vertigo inducing. Lovely page, a very enjoyable read Denise. Totally agree about the manic drivers in the area too (~_~)

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2004 at 9:34 PM

    Absolutely out of this world....glorious pictures and this region is just so pretty. Well worth seeing.


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