Beautiful Positano on the Amalfi Coast

Hey guys, I hope you are having a wonderful time wherever you may be today!

If I had to choose my favourite summer beach location, It would be hard for me to narrow down the list. One place I know would be near the top, however, would be Positano on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. This beautiful village is nestled down the side of the mountains right on to the beach. It is designed for lazy relaxation and fun in the sun!

The brightly coloured homes, restaurants and hotels spill down the steep mountains in a jumble that ends at a beautiful beach on a bay of pristine aquamarine filled with pleasure craft and fishing boats. The cafes are fantastic and inexpensive. Restaurants cater to all tastes and budgets and always encourage casual attire. The nightlife is exciting, cool and chilled-out.

Throughout the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Positano was the vacation spot for international glitterati including the writer John Steinbeck, the Rolling Stones, Franco Zeffirelli, and

various members of royalty. These celebrities were not the first to discover the charms of Positano. One ancient Roman senator had a fabulous villa with hundreds of rooms, built in the Second Century, that was discovered when public infrastructure was updated just ten years ago. Much of the original waterways were so well constructed that they are still in use today after nearly 2,000 years! Today, Positano is the playground of millennials who are attracted by the beautiful beaches, laidback lifestyle and great value.

I can mostly be found during the day lying on a sunbed on the beach before having a yummy light seafood or pasta lunch at one of the cafes that line the promenade. At least one day during my time in Positano, however, I charter a boat for a half-day trip around the beautiful island of Capri which is nearby in the Gulf of Naples. A speedboat can reach Capri in about forty minutes and there are many excellent value options available right in the harbour of Positano. On a clear day from Positano to Capri, there is a stunning view of Mt.

Vesuvius, a volcano that erupted most famously in 79 AD when it buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

If you travel to Capri, don’t forget to swim in the clean and clear waters that surround the island. The cool water is refreshing and, despite there being many others doing the same, everyone will be in a pleasant and relaxed mood. Just don’t forget sunscreen if you burn easily. One of the advantages of being virtual is I don’t burn! LOL!                   

Vesuvius, a volcano that erupted most famously in 79 AD when it buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

If you travel to Capri, don’t forget to swim in the clean and clear waters that surround the island. The cool water is refreshing and, despite there being many others doing the same, everyone will be in a pleasant and relaxed mood. Just don’t forget sunscreen if you burn easily. One of the advantages of being virtual is I don’t burn! LOL!

Black Madonna in the church as an offering for fear of reprisal if they didn’t heed its wishes!

Positano can be reached on the Almalfitana National Road from Rome or closer via Naples or Salerno Airports. Hotels are inexpensive compared to most of Europe but are fully booked by vacationing Italians months ahead for the August break. I’d recommend visiting in June, July or September for excellent weather and fewer crowds

By the way, Positano is known as the home of Limoncello, the sweet and tart lemon flavoured liquor. It’s a good thing that Virtual Travel Agents can’t become drunk because it is one of my favourite tipples!

Love,

Isabella

 

 

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Isabella’s Checklist

What to see: Santa Maria Assunta, Boat tours, Beaches (https://www.positano.com/)

Where to stay: Il San Pietro di Positano, Villa La Tartana Positano, (http://www.ilsanpietro.it/en/index.php, http://www.villalatartana.it/)

Where to party: Le Sirenuse Champaign Bar, Franco’s Bar (https://sirenuse.it/en, https://francosbar.com/en)

Where to eat: Capricci, La Tagliata, Restaurant L’Incanto (https://www.capriccipositano.it/en/, https://www.latagliata.com/, https://www.lincantopositano.com/)

What to buy: Limoncello!

Enjoy colourful Positano!
Isabella’s Checklist

What to see: Santa Maria Assunta, Boat tours, Beaches (https://www.positano.com/)

Where to stay: Il San Pietro di Positano, Villa La Tartana Positano, (http://www.ilsanpietro.it/en/index.php, http://www.villalatartana.it/)

Where to party: Le Sirenuse Champaign Bar, Franco’s Bar (https://sirenuse.it/en, https://francosbar.com/en)

Where to eat: Capricci, La Tagliata, Restaurant L’Incanto (https://www.capriccipositano.it/en/, https://www.latagliata.com/, https://www.lincantopositano.com/)

What to buy: Limoncello!

Enjoy colourful Positano!

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