Continuing to Positano you cross Praiano town with its Praia Marina, the other beach to the jet set, and the hamlet of Vettica Maggiore. Praiano's tourism lives in retreats in the villas and the beautiful cove, is made only for visiting traditional trattorias or for hiking in the woods and in the Grotto of San Domenico. Is a fishing center largely strewn over a ridge from Monte Sant'Angelo to Three Pizzi towards the Thin Head. In Amalfi, king Carlo d'Angiò raised it to "honor of the university" and subsequently built here, in the place called the misty, a tower for the custody and defense of the coast from the Sicilian-Aragon attacks during the Vespers War (1282 -1302). In the past centuries, the art of silk and fine yarn flourished, finely twisted, whitewashed and worked by the women of the country. No less lucrative was the fishing and coral industry. Today, a prestigious climatic and seaside resort, it offers tourists excellent accommodation facilities.
Not to be missed
Church and convent of S. Maria del Castro (Built by the Dominican Fathers in 1599, the facade is considered the only example of rococo on the coast of Amalfi, the elegant bell tower), Church of St. Luke the Evangelist * (It holds a relic of the Santo, its 1600-year-old bust and five-century canvases), S. Gennaro's Church (Ancient foundation, restored in 1602, coated with polychrome tiles, with a bell tower with a majolica cupola), Gradina a Vettica (Residential Private), Coastal Shore of the Shroud, Grotto of St. Dominic
Flavors, pleasures and crafts
Wines DOC Amalfi Coast, IGP lemon Amalfi Coast, limoncello, mandarin liqueur, lemon liqueur, jams and citrus honey, cherry tomato, roasted pizza (pastry pie with pastry cream and fruit of Season), hand-made embroidery, hand-made lute.
Festival of Tradition (Last Friday in July, all Fridays of August - Folk music concerts), Luminaria di San Domenico (August 1 - August - All the country illuminated with candles and torches. 3,000 torches), The sounds of gods (All Wednesdays of May / September / October - Classical Music Concerts on the Path of Gods), White Night at the Coast (August 10 - Solidarity, Art, Cinema, Theater, Music, Sports, Shopping , Along the alleys and streets of Praiano all night), Traditional (8 December / 6 January - Initiatives devoted to Christmas and its traditions).
Town Hall of Praiano