Praiano

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This postcard-perfect example of an Amalfi Coast town has flower-filled balconies and centuries-old churches perched high above the Mediterranean.

Wedged between the busier towns of Amalfi and Positano, Praiano is a small, picture-perfect resort village. It lies beneath the Tre Pizzi Mountain and runs to the shores of the Mediterranean.

The views in this resort are some of the best along the Amalfi Coast. It was for this reason that the Doges, the powerful dukes of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, resided here in the summer.

Come to relax by the sea on the pebble beach beneath the village. Restaurants and bars line the Marina di Praia, so you never have to stray far from the water’s edge. A dive centre here offers year-round diving trips for any skill level. Sign up for a lesson and explore the marine life along the Amalfi Coast.

Like much of the region, the best sightseeing can be done in Praiano’s churches that date back as far as the 12th century. See the Church of San Luca Evangelista, dedicated to the patron saint of Praiano. Admire the marble altars and 18th-century tiled floor. The Baroque-style church was built in 1588.

Climb the hill to Santa Maria a Castro, a church and convent famous for its views. Look out over the town from 364 metres (1,194 feet) above sea level. Go inside to admire the 15th-century fresco Madonna delle Grazie (The Madonna of Thanks).

Fortified towers once defended the Amalfi Coast from pirate attacks. Visit the Torre a Mare, a medieval tower that’s one of Praiano’s most interesting historic sights.

Praiano is easily accessible by bus or ferry from many of the major towns along the coast, including Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento. It’s about 7 kilometres (4.6 miles) from Positano and 6 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Amalfi. If you plan to stay for more than a day, consider buying the Praiano Card for discounts on services and attractions such as restaurants.

Where to stay in Praiano

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita
4 out of 5
Via Umberto I, 70, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is S$359 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (555 reviews)
"EVERYTHING ABOUT HOTEL MARGARITA IS GREAT. Staff, area, view, cleanlines, helpful, breakfast , quiet"

Reviewed on 11 May,2022

Hotel Margherita
Casa Angelina
Casa Angelina
5 out of 5
Via G Capriglione 147, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is S$1,651 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (185 reviews)
"The most amazing experience at this gorgeous hotel!! The service is fantastic. The staff is extremely professional . Exceeded all my expectations. The fine dining is espectacular. Can’t wait to return. The details are unbelievable!!"

Reviewed on 22 Sep,2021

Casa Angelina
Hotel Piccolo Sant'Andrea
Hotel Piccolo Sant'Andrea
5 out of 5
via Campo 15, Praiano, Salerno, 84010
The price is S$1,511 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"Super nice. Highly professional staff. Giuseppe the manger called as he noticed we were late. Gave great recommendations Couldn’t have been any more of a “ pro” Hotel was special. Location just outside the crowded area made it even better A must do if considering a hotel here"

Reviewed on 12 May,2022

Hotel Piccolo Sant'Andrea
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Casa Luci
Casa Luci
Via Cella Snc, Praiano, Praiano, 84010
Stay at this villa in Praiano. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Great family vacation
"We had a great 5 days family vacation in July 2019. A couple with 2 teenage girls. Casa Luci is on the top hills of the town of Praiano. Praiano is built on teraces and so a lot of stairs to decend and climb. Alternatively, you can walk a long the streets but than you would miss many hidden spots. ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jul,2019

Casa Luci
Casa Cielo & Mare
Casa Cielo & Mare
VIA GRADILLO 16, Praiano, 84010
Stay at this apartment in Praiano. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Marina di Praia are located nearby. Discover ...
Casa Cielo & Mare
Il Bacio
Il Bacio
Via Croce, 2, Praiano, 84010
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Praiano. Enjoy a terrace, a snack bar/deli and barbecues. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Marina di Praia are ...
Il Bacio
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