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Praiano
Travel Guide

This is a delightful resort of light colored houses with flower-filled balconies and a maze of narrow streets that wind around a steep hillside.

Praiano is a small, laidback seaside resort between the larger and busier Positano and Amalfi. Nestled at the foot of the Tre Pizzi Mountain, Praiano charms with its picture postcard layout typical of villages along the Amalfi Coast.

The resort was once the summer residence of the powerful Doges, the dukes of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. They came for the same reason that visitors still come today: the calm waters of the Mediterranean and the exceptional views.

The small pebble beach of Marina di Praia is one of Praiano’s most popular attractions. Unwind by the water’s edge or rent some diving gear and explore Amalfi’s marine life. Diving is a year-round activity here and a dive center is situated by the beach. Come back to the beach in the evening for a sunset walk and a meal in one of the restaurants or bars that line the sand.

Sightseeing centers around Praiano’s churches. Investigate the Church of San Luca Evangelista. The building is one of the most important places of worship in Praiano, as Saint Luke is its patron saint. The baroque-style edifice we see today was built in 1588, although the original church dates back to the early 12th century. Go inside to appreciate the 18th century majolica floor, marble altars and silver bust of Saint Luke. The church and convent of Santa Maria a Castro sits on a hill 1,194 feet (364 meters) above sea level and is famous for the views and the large, well-preserved 15th century fresco Madonna delle Grazie (The Madonna of Thanks).

Scout out one of Praiano’s other major historic sights, the Torre a Mare. The medieval structure was part of a series of fortified towers along the coast that helped defend against pirate attacks.

Praiano is approximately 4.6 miles (7 kilometers) from Positano and 3.1 miles (6 kilometers) from Amalfi. It is well connected by bus and ferries to Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. If you are staying in Praiano ask your hotel manager about the Praiano Card. The Tourist Card offers many discounts on goods and services in the village, including savings in some restaurants.

Where to stay in Praiano

Top Hotels in Praiano

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita
4 out of 5
Via Umberto I, 70, Praiano, SA
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Situated in Praiano, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Gavitella beach. Marina di Praia and Fiordo di Furore Beach are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (514 reviews)
Top notch customer service that left us in awe!

"I have been to 82 countries around the world and this is one of my top three best experiences with customer service! My girlfriend and I were blown away by the staff's helpfulness and attention to detail. One day I left some clothes outside on the balcony to dry. The staff knew it was going to rain ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

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Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
4 out of 5
Via Gennaro Capriglione 119, Praiano, SA
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Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Amalfi Beach, Amalfi Cathedral, and Villa Rufolo. Sorrento Marina and Piazza Tasso are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (434 reviews)
Pampa yourself

"This was our second visit to Praiano, 1st time to this hotel, everything was excellent, the service, the food, the cleanliness, the view from the room and the location was first class. This is a 4 star hotel and so this is not a "cheap option" but the level of service is excellent and is good value ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Villa Bellavista
Hotel Villa Bellavista
3 out of 5
Via Rezzola, 47, Praiano, SA
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The price is $77 per night from Mar 13 to Mar 14

Situated by the ocean, this romantic hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Emerald Grotto and within 6 mi (10 km) of Spiaggia Grande and Church of Santa Maria Assunta. ...

3.4/5 (79 reviews)

"Hotel was okay, pool wasn’t in use due to COVID but no compensation provided so had to pay to use beach area. Closing of hotel doors at midnight wasn’t helpful as Italian culture involves eating late with the heat etc which meant we had to eat & rush back to the hotel. Toiletries weren’t replenished. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Hotel Villa Bellavista
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Vacation Rentals in Praiano

Villa Milena
Villa Milena
Via Croce 10, Praiano, Provincia di Salerno
The price is $1,098 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Gavitella beach. Marina di Praia and Sentiero degli Dei are also within ...

Villa Milena
Villa Iaquinto
Villa Iaquinto
Via Antico Seggio 53, Praiano, Salerno

Situated in Praiano, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sorrento Peninsula, Gavitella beach, and Marina di Praia. Sentiero degli Dei and Fiordo di Furore Beach ...

Villa Iaquinto
Casa Lylia, a lovely sea view apartment located in the center of Praiano.
Casa Lylia, a lovely sea view apartment located in the center of Praiano.
Praiano, Campania

Located in the heart of Praiano, this vacation home is steps from Sorrento Peninsula and Gavitella beach. Marina di Praia and Sentiero degli Dei are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
A place to come back to

"Giuseppe and his brother were the perfect hosts. They made sure that we have everything we needed. They also provided useful information in terms of restaurants, transportation, convenience stores and others. We enjoyed very much our time on the Amalfi cost and Giuseppe was a big part of this. Thanks ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Casa Lylia, a lovely sea view apartment located in the center of Praiano.
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Reviews of Praiano

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Nov 4, 2019

Went to the little Limoncello factory and got an overview and tasting. So yummy and fun!

5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 2, 2019

Amazing and stunning

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 9, 2019

I enjoyed the beauty of it and the fact it is less traveled and close enough to get to all the other more traveled areas.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 6, 2019

Make sure you take the recommendations of the locals and visit the small surrounding towns. Ravello is a great day trip, but Praiano is a perfect location.

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 27, 2019

Perfect place to relax and unwind

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 27, 2019

Small, quite town with relacing bach arra. Nice reataurants. Easy to take bus to other towns alrhough the buses are CROWDED.

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