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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.
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.
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!