Other than a constant sucession of cultural events such as “Mare, Sole e Culture” (Sea, Sun and Cultre), Positano boasts the honour of hosting the famous “Premio Danza” (Dance Award) dedicated to Leonide Massine.
Numerous illustrous names have come to Positano to be awarded, both the famous and not so famous and of course the soon to become famous.
Many have gained recognition as a result of this award. Among those who have come to receive this much saught after award are Béjart , Vassiliev, Maximova, Makarova, Babilée, Versace, Carla Fracci, Luciana Savignano, Elisabetta Terabust, Luigi Bonino, Roberto Bolle, Giuseppe Picone. It is remembered in encyclopedias and dictionaries, mentioned by both theatre and tourist companies as the event of the year during the course its 40 years.
There are also many religious festivals celebrated by the people of Positano including the festival of the town’s patron saint San Vito on 15 June, the festival of San Pietro on 29 June, the festival of the Madonna delle Grazie on 2 July in the faction of Montepertuso, the festival of the Madonna del Carmelo on 16 July in the faction of Nocelle and the festival of the Madonna dell’Assunta on 15 August. Noted for its traditional firework display, the festival of the Madonna dell’Assunta is a classic summer event of the Coast; an exceptional performance form the sea that offers all its guests an evening to be framed.
The food festivals, such as fish festival or the Zeppola festival sees the town actively participating in the culinary experience.
Various restaurants offer visitors typical dishes of the coast: spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti and clams), impepate di cozze (peppered mussels) and dishes with a base of fish that will enliven your palate, as well as cheese and mozzarella products from the nearby Lattari mountains and the not to be missed pizza.
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