Who has not fallen in love with or in Positano? It's difficult not too, but you will not be the first or the last. There are suggestions that the first to people who decided the small fishing village of incredible Mediterranean charm were the original inhabitants of Paestum as they sought refuge from the Saracens.
History of Positano
The latter had established a base in Agropoli and the former cut there losses and headed elsewhere. They could have picked a worse spot and little did they know that this tiny fishing village below impossible sheer cliffs would become a byword for chic Mediterranean charm.
For a time Positano was a rival to Amalfi but perhaps the memory of the Saracens suggested their future lay elsewhere. Indeed, the probable origin of the name of the village, from the Latin 'pausa' or 'place to stop', suggests Positano was always a spot to take it easy.
You can still see the remains of a Roman villa near the 13th century church of S. Maria Assunta with its huge 17th century 'maiolica' dome.
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