A perfect day in Positano

12 August 2016

Positano is a perfect blend between the sensual artistry of the nature and the human talent to harmoniously create art galleries, chic boutiques and restaurants perched on the cliffs with fabulous sea view, bringing a special charm to this place.

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How to get to Positano

The nearest airport is in Naples, located within one hour and 15 minutes drive. It can be reached also by train with Circumvesuviana leaving from Corso Garibaldi station in Naples every 20 minutes. It takes one hour and 10 minutes to arrive in Sorrento, then you can take a bus going to Amalfi coast. You can consult timetables and fares: here.

We chose to go to Positano by boat, a good alternative if you don’t like the curves through the mountains. We left from Sorrento at 9:00 and at 10:00 we reached the famous and picturesque old fishing village, the pearl of the Amalfi coast, a place of incredible beauty.

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Positano

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How can there be so much beauty in one place? Ever since I arrived I was overwhelmed by the stunning scenery and the magic of the place. Spectacular mountains, clear blue sea, colorful houses, delicious food, bohemian atmosphere and the view, what a view! Inspiration for many writers, directors and artists, Positano seems to be a perfect painting that you could admire a life without getting bored.

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Warm Mediterranean climate, abundant resources and natural beauty have attracted for centuries Greeks, Romans, Normans, Arab-Sicilian and many others, each leaving their mark on this charming place.

We walked a few hours on the narrow streets, sometimes decorated with grape vine arches, enjoying every second of the romantic atmosphere in the old fishing village, the favorite vacation destination for celebrities.

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After two hours, the stuffy heat made us stop in a sea view restaurant where we had a hearty lunch, admiring the beautiful landscape.

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Then we took a boat from the harbor and went to Treville Beach Club http://trevillebeachclub.it  to spend a few hours at the beach, in a small cove, an oasis of privacy and relaxation. We took advantage of the 10 minute tour to admire the impressive scenery; colorful houses dramatically build high up on the rocks. Seen from below, the buildings seem to be stacked upon each other, and pastel colors of pink, peach, terracotta and white gives the city a theatrical aspect, hard to be mistaken for another destination.

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When we got to the beach we rented one sunbed for 20 EUR and the friendly hosts served us with prosecco, water and donuts. The location offers its guests an elegant lounge restaurant, where delicious food is served and where theme parties are organized on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For a complete experience, Treville Beach Club offers some rooms with sea view, where you can sleep overnight after admiring the sunset while listening to romantic music. And, since I’ve mentioned, the sunset is the most beautiful moment of the day in Positano, the perfect scene that show up a pleasant tranquility, where the landscape changes from one minute to another. It is said that the inhabitants use to check if their friends are at home, just by looking whether the lights are on in the houses.

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“Positano bites deep” wrote the American author John Steinbeck in an essay published in 1953 in Harper’s Bazaar; ” It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone’’.

After a spectacular day in which I felt every moment the joy of being in this dream destination, I hardly said goodbye to Positano, a wonderful place that I want to see again as soon as possible.

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1 comment

  1. Comment by fcjobsnow.com

    fcjobsnow.com Reply 13 April 2017 at 18:47

    The train was much shorter and less expensive than the bus, plus we had the added bonus of approaching Positano by sea allowing us to take the views in from a stunning vantage point.

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