For its position protected
by Lattari Mountains and its beauty Positano
was known as since the Roman epoque as demonstrated by the
rests of some Roman villas.
During the Middle Ages Positano suffered
for several Saracens' invasions that obligated
the population to shelter itself in upper place on the hill
and build the villages of Montepertuso and Nocelle. Three
sighting tower built during this period are still
present today: Fornillo, Trasita and Sponda Towers.
The village passed then under the influence of Amalfi republic
becoming an important port and followed later the same history
of Naples until the moment
of its annexation to the Reign of Italy.
Worthy of a visit the church of Madonna dell'Assunta
(XII sec. a.D.) who here is celebrated every year the 15th