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via Pasitea, Positano | Bus Stop Fermata Del Presepe, 84017, Positano, Italy
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We were here several times:in june and November again.It' s a Christmas Nativity village scene in a grotto made in cement.They want to represent Positano as it looks like a living nativity village in a cave .In the period of Christmas, local artist put lights,water...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank donna S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Walking through Positano,one evening we passed by this interesting structure carved into the mountain.It s like a small shrine with many little houses.Very nice indeed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bogdanandrada
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Travelling on a coach from Sorrento to Positano, the Grotta di Fornillo was pointed out to us. Even the guide did not deem it worthy of stopping to look at this miniature representation of Positano carved into the rock. Miss it.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is visible on the right side of the road at the main access to Positano from Sorrento. Frankly there is nothing really special about it and, if you don't see, you will have missed nothing that interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We walked past the Grotta on the was down to the city. Careful work was being done on it. It would be neat to see it with all the plants flowering. I guess we need to come back!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kay B
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I had this on my list of things to see while in Positano. It took us a bit to find it. We climbed a bunch of stairs. I mean a bunch and there it was at the very top of one set. I had expected...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Grotta di Fornillo is a interesting little find in the rocks of Positano.We drove by and happened upon it on our drive. Its a very unique rock village.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lollygal
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

As you drive into Positano look out for this clutch of little buildings cut into the rock face, forming a most unusual village. If you have a chance to stop, it is well worth strolling back and taking a closer look. Especially over the Christmas...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Positano is built into a rocky hillside on the coast. With only one way down into town and one way up and out you have to pass by my "rock altar" , Grotta di Fornillo. Just like the rest of town it is quite unique....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank BrunoHoke
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

On the internal road into Positano on a large bed you will find this huge overhanging rock with lots of little shrines and miniature houses many of which contain candles. It makes a lovely sight and is an unusual find in an area like this....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Kelly W
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