Positano Italy Harbor - Mediterranean Sea
by Mitch Tuckness
Positano has been featured in several films, including Only You (1994), and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). It also hosts the annual Cartoons on the Bay Festival, at which Pulcinella awards for excellence in animation are presented. From July 1967 and through most of the 1970s, Positano was home of singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips and was where most of his best known work was composed. Also, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones wrote the song "Midnight Rambler" in the cafes of Positano while on vacation.
Today, tourism is the by far the major industry in Positano. Two of its hotels, Il San Pietro and Le Sirenuse, are frequently cited as among the best in the world. In 2006, Travel + Leisure magazine published the results of its 11th annual poll asking readers to name the best travel hot-spots and placed Le Sirenuse in 30th position for best hotels in the world.