Positano – a place I have dreamt about so long, seen so many beautiful images from in blogs and insta accounts, still when I arrived I was spellbound!
The setting of this picturesque little gem nestled in between the mountains and the deep blue sea together with all colorful houses is stunning and so is the road that took us here!
The Amalfi Coast offers an beguiling combination of beauty an drama with its steep mountains plunge into the sea mixed with picturesque towns, colorful houses and lush forests.
We where both thrilled when reaching the coast line after a 3,5 hours drive from Rome and an exciting visit to Pompeii. Here and now the adventure started. Excitement and fear! Driving along the windling roads of the Amalfi Coast with just a tiny fence between you and the deep blue sea far down there was for sure a thrilling experience… Still, this view is just outstanding, not comparable to anything we have seen before!
The Alleys, the Steps & the Views
Positano consists of small streets and alleys lined with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and hotels. So cute but when arriving here I was very happy that Fredrik was the one driving. Can imagine that it gets quite crowded here during summer so a visit during low(er) season is recommended. Luckily, in May we could still explore the corners of this little gem without too much competition!
Once settled in, we got lost in the streets and alleys beyond the touristic beach area, walked the stairs up to Viale Pasitea, continued further up to find one magnificent view point after the other. A perfect way of combining pleasure and work out:)!
The Beaches & Deep Blue Sea
When our legs started to get soar we changed direction to get some sea breeze and a touch of the deep blue sea. Still a bit cold for me but yet sobeautiful. Can not get enough of this blue color!
Positano Smaller Beach was a bit of an oasis compared to the main beach – Positano Spiaggia. If the main restaurant – Pulpetto – had been open we would for sure have stayed for a lunch .
The path between the two beaches was a welcomed change from the demanding staira and with this view it took some time to get back!
The Delicious Italian Food
Positano is full of small restaurants with delicious food and the best restaurants are found along the upper part of “Viale Pasitea”.
The best breakfast place – Casa e Bottega. This multi concept café and boutique offers delicious and healthy breakfast. Their fresh juices, banana pancakes and granola bowls were so yammi and the design and atmosphere makes it the perfect place to start the day! The only thing missing is the view but for this you can just step out on the street and volá!
When in Positano, breakfast with a view is a must!
Caffé Positano offers one of the best sea views and even though the food is not comparable to Casa e Bottega, a stop here is still recommended!
At Caffé Positano’s neighbor – Da Vincenzo – we got greeted by the friendly owner and a glass of Prosecco for free while waiting for our table. Here you get a true local and classic experience with Italian passionate service and great food!
We ended our days in Positano with a romantic dinner in Next2 in their glamorous Mediterranean terrace. The catch of the day was delicious and the wine list makes you want to stay all night long!
Our Little Mediterranean Boutique Heaven with a View!
Positano is full of small boutique hotels which does not make the choice easy. The most popular hotel – Le Sirenuse – is worth a visit even though you are not staying here. This colorful hotel is privileged with one of the best views of Positano and in these hoods you can also find some great restaurants and shops!
Unfortunately, this red little castle was fully booked but we found another boutique hotel – Hotel Flavio Gioia – with a great view and location. Located just next to one of the most iconic symbol of Positano – the Church of Santa Maria Assunta – this was the perfect starting point for exploring Positano.
The Suite with a small kitchenette was decorated in a bright Mediterranean style and the view from the balcony was just amazing! The staff made you feel like home and once again we fell asleep to the sound of the waves…
Well, it was hard to leave Positano only after two nights but when writing this blog, I do it with a smile on my face and I am sure that some day, we will be back….!