Positano is a town located in the south-east of Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its history dates back to the times of the ancient Romans – tourists may admire ruins of magnificent villas from the ancient times. The name of the town is explained by the legend, according to which the 13th-century pirates where sailing nearby with icons and relics that had been stolen in Byzantium. Suddenly a terrible storm had blown up in the waters opposite Positano and the frightened sailors heard a voice on board saying "Posa! Posa!" i.e. "Put down! Put down!" – the voice was coming from the icon of Madonna. The precious icon was unloaded and carried to the fishing village and the storm abated. After the storm the icon was found on a myrtle tree – the Positano peasants built a sanctuary in the place where it was found.