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Posed to the southern slopes of the Monti Lattari, which protect it from the winds of the North, Positano enjoys, thanks to this enviable position, with all the advantages of a mild and dry. The origins of Positano, like those of many other cities, are lost in the mists of time where confusing history and legend. As often happened in the past, the lack of adequate data with myths, one of them wants to Positano was founded by Poseidon, the god of the sea Neptune, for the love of the nymph Pasitea he loved. Certain and that the Phoenicians and Greeks, in their journeys to the West, put foot in this area inhabited by maybe then Oscans or Piceni.

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The Romans built near the beach Great a rich patrician villa, now buried by gardens and by the Church of the Assumption. With the fall of the Roman Empire Positano joined the Republic of Amalfi, first Maritime Republic, and experienced a period thanks to the flourishing maritime trade with other Mediterranean countries. Unfortunately, after sad times too, especially with the Angevin and Aragonese domination that saw our contrada repeatedly exposed to the offenses before the Saracen pirates and then the Turks. Continue to defend themselves from pirate raids, the Positano erected to his defense three watchtowers that still today are shown himself to Fornillo, Trasita and Sponda, and others in town. In the same period ever to escape from the pirates are extended to the mountain villages Montepertuso and asylum Nocelle they found the inhabitants in Positano and Laurito. In 700 there was a period of prosperity as testiomoniano the many late Baroque villas built along the eastern side. The unit forced many Positano Italy, like many other southern to migrate across the Atlantic where the luck arrise to some of them. After the First World War, in which Positano paid a high tribute of blood, this country, which already sought refuge major artists like Vincenzo Caprile, became home for many artists and writers in Russia, and the Germans who chose to enjoy their stay, finally, peace and tranquility. Among the many remember Seminov, Zagarouiko, Essad Bey, Clavel, Escher, Massine, Kovaliska, etc. Ghillausen. whose works had to know this corner of paradise to the whole world. The tourism boom has had in the Second World War, but despite having had an intensive development Positano has retained its characteristic of vertical city and its solar architecture with its corners and scenic. With their innate sense of hospitality i Positano were able to conquer and maintain one of the first places among the most popular tourist location morndo whole. But not only in the tourism sector has been able to excel, even in the fashion industry is an international reference point and the countless shops and elegant boutiques that dot the streets and alleys, shall meet all the needs of a cosmopolitan clientele. Its geographical position places it in the center of gravity of an area among the most beautiful and rich in history and natural beauty. During the summer a series of patronal festivals, among which we recall that the July 2 to Montepertuso and that of August 15 in Positano, and cultural events such as the International Prize for the art of dance, in honor of the great dancer and choreographer Leonide Massine cheer the night making it all the more pleasant and charming stay in this charming village called "the gem of the divine coast".

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