Small but infinitely beautiful, the town of Positano is one of the better known destinations along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, which in itself has been called an ‘outstanding example of the Mediterranean landscape’ by UNESCO. Thousands flock to the coastal town every year, and you will find travelers on its streets every day of the year. But the best time to visit this place would be in the spring. Here are some pictures of the picturesque Amalfi town. ALSO READ: Louvre Displays Nazi-Looted Works of Art for First Time Since 1945 Also Read - Viral Video: Family Picnic Turns Sour as 12-Year-Old Boy Comes Out of Woods Followed by Bear, Here's What Happened Next

Tourist resorts and hotels along the tranquil blue waters of Positano

Amalfi coast. Positano, Italy coast resort Also Read - Italy, Spain to Further Relax Coronavirus Lockdown Restrictions



Idyllic view of the historic and famous coast village and its church

Idyllic view of the historic and famous coast village Positano with its church near Naples in South Italy Also Read - Goa Church to Send 17th Century Silver Casket With St Xavier's Remains to Italy For Repair

Cafe tables and chairs outside in old cozy street in the town

Cafe tables and chairs outside in old cozy street in the Positano town, Campania, Italy



Fast boat on blue sea off the coast of Positano in Campania, southern Italy

Fast boat on blue sea in Positano. Positano is a small town in Campania, southern Italy

The main beach in Positano, Spiaggia Grande, with its bright orange and blue beach umbrellas and the sparkling blue sea

The main beach in Positano, Spiaggia Grande, with its bright orange and blue beach umbrellas and the sparkling blue sea of the Amalfi Coast

A closer view of the beach with umbrellas and Tyrrhenian sea

Beach with umbrellas in Positano town and Tyrrhenian sea, Amalfi coast

Tourists relaxing on the beach in Positano, its hills and old village towering in the background

Tourists relaxing on a beach in Positano, Italy

Night view of Positano village at Amalfi Coast, Italy

Night view of Positano village at Amalfi Coast, Italy

Traditional colorful ceramics plates made of clay on display in Positano town

Traditional colorful ceramics plates made of clay on display in Positano town, Amalfi coast, Italy

View of Path of Gods and Tyrrhenian sea and Positano from above

View of Path of Gods and Tyrrhenian sea and Positano, Amalfi coast, Italy

What is now a thriving beach town with quaint and colorful homes sloping down the mountain to meet the sea, was once a port. Its port days date back to the medeival Amalfi Republic, prospering in the 16th and 17th centuries. But the town’s economy dropped in the mid-19th century, with most of its people emigrating to America. It was only in the 1950s that the town began to see more travelers, especially after a flattering piece in Harper’s Bazaar in 1953 by John Steinbeck. NOW READ: Researchers Discover a New Language in Malay Peninsula

Today, Positano offers the best views and scenes of the natural and cultural beauty of the Amalfi coast. Its homes of terracotta and pink and peach appear to race down, one after another, to meet the tranquil blue sea below. Connecting them are winding and steep steps and streets. And flanking the old streets are modern retailers and restaurants and hotels, ready to entertain the travelers who make their way to Positano.