Section 4 ends in Positano - one of the tourist hotspots of the Amalfi Coast. For today's overnight stay we have to decide: do we stay overnight in Positano and accept the higher prices there? Or do we continue in the afternoon with the SITA bus to "Colli San Pietro", from where the next day the stage 5 starts and where the accommodation prices are much cheaper than in Positano?
Finding a good and affordable accommodation in Positano is very difficult and is only possible with a lot of advance notice or good luck: For a decent double room, at least 150 € is usually due during the season. Worth a try is the very individual Positano Suite B&B with only one room (double room from 180 €, Positano Suite B&B) or the family-run Casa Teresa with a great view over Positano (Teresa House).
"Colli San Pietro" is the exact opposite of Positano: the district of "Piano di Sorrento" is a loose collection of houses with no recognizable center. The biggest highlight is the view of the Gulf of Naples - and of course the proximity to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Nevertheless, there is a rich selection of decent to good hotels and guest houses:
- The B&B Villevieille (upper picture) is located directly below the main street, but is nevertheless surprisingly quiet, which is due to the fact that the rooms are all on the house side towards the valley. The operator may not be very welcoming, but the rooms are tidy. The breakfast terrace with a view of the Gulf of Naples is great.
- The Antico Casale Russo (second picture) is a great choice in a historic setting, as long as you don't stay over the weekend: Then there are regular wedding celebrations.
- The 3 star hotel Royal Hills is located directly at the SITA bus stop and offers air-conditioned rooms (Hotel Royal Hills).
Despite the lack of a center, there are some restaurants in Colli San Pietro, for example Ristorante Zio Sam or Ristorante La Rosa (both with pizzeria).
We deliberately avoided an overnight stay in Positano on our hike and instead took the promising hike to Monte Vico Alvano in the morning before stage 5 from Colli San Pietro (see Hike to Monte Vico Alvano).