Finally in Positano on the beautiful Amalfi Coast!
Another of my dreams that I had the chance to fulfill and was even better than what I imagined: with my big sister! It took me a while to post that article as I was trying to sort my millions of pictures.
We visited Ischia, Capri and Positano which was a perfect itinerary as they are all 1h/1h30 by boat from each other. We managed to go back to Naples by boat from Positano to Salerno and then we took a train from Salerno to Naples.
We stayed 3 days in Positano, a few additional days would have been great but it was enough to get lost and discover the pretty little narrow streets covered with flowers, the beautiful ceramics, the granite sellers with giant lemons, the endless stairs.
And If there is one thing to do in Positano is to make the most of the stunning view, the colourful scenery & the dreamy sunset.
WHERE TO STAY?
We stayed at Albergo California, with a top location, at the top of the village, offering an incredible view of Positano from the breakfast Terrace & the rooms.
Our bedroom was very big with two balconies offering a stunning view and we had a jacuzzi in the bathroom (Room 58 if I remember well...Note that only one room has two balconies and a jacuzzi)
The location is perfect as you are near the bus stop and it is easy to go down to the beach too. If like me, you carry a heavy suitcase, that's not a problem, you can ask a porter to bring it to your hotel (about 20 euros)
WHERE TO EAT?
Bar Bucca di Baco & Restaurant La Pergola:
Good pizzas and best icecreams in Positano
You can find it in the flowery street with painting and jewelry stalls.
You can go for lunch, diner or just for a coffee,
it has the most beautiful view of the Dome.
Don't stop there! The manager was too slick, the fish wasn't nice and the service very bad!
WHERE TO HAVE A DRINK?
Located next to the luxurious hotel ''Sirenuse'', the best place to have a drink at sunset!
Great music & stunning view.
Come early to get a table,
opening at 6pm.
WHAT TO DO?
1. Fornillo beach
Take the pretty lovers path "Sentiero degli innamorati" from the Positano pier to Fornillo beach.
2. Bagni d'Arienzo
Five minutes by boat from Positano, it's a great beach club to spend the day, you will find sunbeds, umbrellas and a restaurant.
3. Santa Maria church
The main church in Positano with the famous dome. To see even if you are not Catholic!
Go to the ''Secret Hamlet of Nocelle'' to see the gods panorama, one of the most beautiful view in the Amalfi Coast.
5. The Blus Cave "Grotta dello Smeraldo"
In between Positano & Amalfi, a little cave with the bluest water you've ever seen,
Not to miss!
6. Furore Beach
A unique place, a village built in the mountain and a secret beach, unfortunately closed because of a risk of collapsing rocks.
You can still see the village and the beach from the bridge and people still access it by boat but that's all.
7. Positano Beach
Spend the day at the beach, under those orange umbrellas (12 euros sunbed + umbrella) the beach has a free part but it's not comfortable as it is only rocks and not sandy.
8. Amalfi & Ravello
Amalfi is a pretty village, different from Positano but very beautiful too. Have a granite on the main square and watcg people walk by. Visit the Duomo de Sant Andrea if you go there.
We didn't get the time but Ravello is another village to visit.
9. Taking the boat from Amalfi to Positano
The day we spent at Amalfi was really nice and I loved to con back by boat to Positano, highly recommended. It was much nicer than the bus and we were alone on the boat. Luxury for a few euros only!
10. Make leather homemade sandals
I got some sandals from Capri but Positano is another famous place to get quality homemade leather sandals.
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