P O S I T A N O
The Amalfi Coast of Italy is absolutely breathtaking! Our first stop was the cliffside town of Positano, a once small fishing village turned into a tourist hotspot. This town has one main road winding down a steep and narrow cliffside leading to the sea. As you walk down the main road (Viale Pasitea) you can veer off onto small pedestrian side streets lined with local merchants and restaurants. I could have stayed a week longer, just laying on the beach under an umbrella with a cocktail in hand and a good book.
S T A Y
We stayed at Palazzo Talamo which is located on Viale Pasitea. This hotel is relatively small, but has the most stunning views of Positano and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Our room had a small balcony with a lounge chair, so I spent most of my days sunbathing and watching all of the boats come in.
| The view from our balcony |
E A T
The wonderful thing about Positano is you do not have to walk far to find food! My two favorite dinners of the trip were directly across the street and right next to out hotel. Perfect for people watching, Da Vincenzo offers outdoor seating on the narrow sidewalk and is located four steps away from Palazzo Talamo. I also loved Ristorante Il Capitano at the Hotel Montemare. We found this restaurant while standing on the patio bar at our hotel in the evening due to the large outdoor seating area illuminated by beautiful lanterns. The setting is so serene and the food and wine were perfection.
S H O P
My favorite shopping in Positano was the local merchants selling jewelry and handmade items along the road down to the beach. They sold such incredible pieces I knew I would not be able to find anywhere else and everything was very affordable. I was determined to find a handmade sandal shop and was thrilled to stumble upon Artigianato Rallo. The walls of the small shop were filled with men and women’s sandals in every style and color and they were all incredibly comfortable.
C A P R I
Positano offers ferry rides to the destination island of Capri. On a clear day tourists can take a boat out into the deep blue waters to view the caves, unfortunately the water was too high when we went. In addition to Positano, Capri is also home to some amazing local shoemakers selling handmade leather shoes. The island is very steep and rocky so I suggest wearing super comfortable shoes! I was in sandals and by the end of our trek up the hill, I wish I had brought a different pair.
| The view from the ferry pulling into the harbor. |