Formerly known as Pelagium (“open sea”), Praiano distinguishes itself from the other villages of the coast by its vast exposure on the sea, and by its rocky coast going towards Positano.
From Praiano, you can reach the famous Path of the Gods, long panoramic walk on the coast.
The village begins to develop around the 12th century, devoting itself to agriculture on the heights, and fishing. Then, in the thirteenth century, Praiano specialized in the work of “crooked thread”, linen and coral and, in the following times, in the production of garlic.
To see in Praiano, the church of St. Luke (San Luca), with a typical dome, a relic, a bust of the saint and paintings of artists of the sixteenth.
Praiano, with the beauty of its views, its gastronomy and its inns is one of the most charming places on the Amalfi Coast.