Praiano's ancient name (Pelagium) means "open sea", infact in this fishermen town the view on the sea and on Positano and its surroundings is spectacular. Praiano is surely one of the most genuine corners of the Amalfi Coast, away from the most touristy areas and rich with history, culture, views and comforts; an amazing destination for romantic sailing yacht charter in Amalfi Coast. The wide territory of Praiano occupies that part of the Amalfi Coast between Positano and Conca dei Marini, on both sides of the promontory of Capo Sottile (Thin Cape). The town of Praiano is on the easterly side of the cape, between 80 and 180 meters on the sea level, with houses spread on the final stretch of the incline falling from the 1122 meters of Mount Tre Galli. To the west, the village of Vettica Maggiore is a charming site for a seaside sojourn.
An old local adage says "Chi vuol vivere sano, la mane a Vettica, la sera a Praiano". The prescription is clear: for a healthy life, morning hours must be spent in Vettica and evenings in Praiano. Here you'll find the secrets of local vitality and love of life At the age of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, Praiano was chosen as a summer residence for the Dogi (Dukes of Amalfi), as testimony of the vocation by this place for the relaxing and discrete vacation, far from the usual touristic routes and loved by elites. The "Sentiero degli Dei" (Walk of the Gods) is a famous hike that starts from Praiano and reaches Agerola, giving hikers the chance to really get the best views of the Amalfi Coast.