Praiano often gets overlooked for more well known towns along the coast like Amalfi or Positano, but if you want to enjoy the area with less crowds Praiano might be the perfect alternative for you. A few weeks ago, my long-time friend and college roommate invited me to join her on the Amalfi Coast. She was visiting with her mom and sister, and I jumped at the chance for a quick girls trip to the town of Praiano. In this quick Praiano travel guide, I’ll let you in on where to eat, where to stay and what to do.
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Where to stay in Praiano
Her family rented a beautiful apartment (on Airbnb or Booking.com) and the view was incredible! We passed many hours sitting on the balcony, having eggs in the morning and wine in the evening. It’s a two bedroom flat so it could comfortably sleep two couples. The apartment is centrally located and easy to get around the town.
Want to stay in Praiano, but want a hotel? We had a drink at the rooftop bar of Hotel Margherita and I’d stay there based on the location and exceptional service we experienced.
Thing to See and Do in Praiano
As with most towns on the Amalfi Coast, the “top things to do” are go to the beach and relax!
Marina di Praia is the main public beach in Praiano that you can reach by foot on Via Terramare.
Africana Famous Club for nightlife.
Take a day trip to Positano.
Visit San Gennaro Church.
Where to Eat in Praiano
While waiting for more people in our group, we decided to stop in at the terrace bar of Hotel Margherita. Stop there for an aperitivo with an exceptional view and service to match.
We chose Kasai for dinner. The place was packed and we did not make a reservation, but they kindly gave us a complimentary glass of prosecco while we waited. Don’t mind if I do! Their unique menu specials were a welcomed treat to the usual pizzeria fare I’m used to in Naples. While rustic and relaxed in ambiance, the service and good quality was first class. We shared a few starters with artichokes and burratta, and it did not disappoint. Neither did the shrimp risotto.
I would have loved to get a drink at Il Pirata, but they were still painting it and bringing it out of its winter hibernation.
How to get to Praiano
Getting to Praiano is similar to how you’d get to Positano from Naples. You can get there by private driver for about $100. Public transportation is more time consuming, but much less expensive. You can take a SITA bus to Sorrento. From there you can either take a ferry or a train to downtown Naples. Curreri Viaggi bus company runs from Sorrento to the airport (10 euro).