Praiano

Travel Guide
Praiano featuring mist or fog, general coastal views and rugged coastline
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

Hotel Il Pino
Hotel Il Pino
3 out of 5
Via G. Capriglione 13, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is $292 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (180 reviews)
"Our stay at hotel il pino was amazing. The hotel itself was clean and the amenities reached our expectations. We enjoyed the pool and the breath-taking views. The breakfast had a good variety of pastries and fruits. The staff went above and beyond to help us get our luggage after being delayed. Vincenzo ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Hotel Il Pino
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
4 out of 5
Via Gennaro Capriglione 119, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is $473 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (476 reviews)
"This hotel and its staff are tremendous. We had such a great stay. The owner, Carmella and her staff are so friendly and accommodating and look after your every need. Praiano is out of the hustle and bustle but a 5-10 minute cab ride from Positano and the adjacent Amalfi Coast. Hotel Tramonto d'Oro ..."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita
4 out of 5
Via Umberto I, 70, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is $326 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 20
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 our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (596 reviews)
"Best hotel and staff service in the area!"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Hotel Margherita
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Casa Punta Paradiso - Quiet and Panoramic House With sea View
Casa Punta Paradiso - Quiet and Panoramic House With sea View
Praiano, Campania
The price is $447 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 4
Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Marina di Praia are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for Casa ...
Casa Punta Paradiso - Quiet and Panoramic House With sea View
li galli praiano holiday home in the heart of the amalfi coast and positano
li galli praiano holiday home in the heart of the amalfi coast and positano
Praiano, Campania
Stay at this vacation home in Praiano. Enjoy WiFi, a garden, and a patio. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Marina di Praia are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Great holiday
"The flat was just what we needed and the view is spectacular. Priano is quieter than other places we visited on the Amalfi coast, which suites us perfectly. Lovely food and bars - we couldn’t have picked a better spot."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

li galli praiano holiday home in the heart of the amalfi coast and positano
Amami Viaggi - Casa Alea
Amami Viaggi - Casa Alea
Via Flavio Gioia, 23, Praiano, SA, 84010
Stay at this apartment in Praiano. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Marina di Praia are located nearby. ...
Amami Viaggi - Casa Alea
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