Hotel Buca di Bacco

Positano in the heart of the Amalfi Coast

Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. Its houses climb a hill so steep it would be a cliff except that srairs are cut into it... (From Harper's Bazaar - John Steinbeck, May 1953)

Located in the heart of Positano, right in the middle of the long beach, the hotel is removed from the local traffic while still being easily accessible, only a short walk away from the car parks and road.

The main transportation hubs for the Amalfi Coast are Naples, Sorrento and Salerno. The principal forms of public transport serving the Amalfi Coast are Sita coaches and, in the summer, the ferries and hydrofoils run by the Metrò del Mare navigational company.

Attention: the times of sea crossings vary greatly from season to season. Boats run frequently each day from Easter to early October. During the winter period the number of crossings is reduced significantly.
We advise travelers to consult current times of sea crossings a few days before commencing their journey.


From Naples and from the North, A3 motorway Napoli-Pompei-Salerno, take the Castellammare di Stabia exit, then take the State Road SS145 towards Sorrento/Positano/Amalfi. Follow directions to Positano (State Road SS163).

From Salerno and the South, A3 Motorway Salerno-Pompei-Napoli, take the Vietri sul Mare exit, then take the State Road SS163 towards Positano.

By bus, once in Positano, you need to stop at “Sponda” following the direction that takes you down to the main beach and reaching the hotel in a no traffic area.

If you drive, you can leave your car in one of the nearby paid parking (on guest payment) lots close to the hotel and walk for about 200 mt. on the way to the beach.

A reliable porter service (not managed by the hotel and on payment) is available on request from the parking or from the drop off point.

Instead, docking in Positano by hydrofoil or ferry, you will see the hotel on your right hand, 5 minutes walking distance.

Map of the transport connections

The best option (for a stress free journey!).

With all the different means of transport you'll have to take and the various connections you'll need to make, getting to the Amalfi Coast can be a complicated business!

For this reason, a quick and easy private transfer (on payment and available on request if you desire), direct from the airport to your hotel, is a particularly attractive option.
Even more so considering that, if there are four or more of you traveling together, the cost of a private car transfer will be only slightly higher than that of traveling by public transport.