Sometimes you just come across a place that never escapes your memory. I must’ve come here many times again and again in my dreams. The sun kissed houses, flowers, food, everything about the Amalfi coast is just so breathtaking and romantic.
I’m forever drawn to water and beautiful coastal cities. On my first trip to Italy I visited the major easily accessible cities and already fell in love. But when I saw pictures of Positano I knew I had to make another trip back. Though it was a little bit harder to get to, it was completely worth it. Every town speckled along this twisty coastline has a different characteristic. We chose to book a villa nearby in the small town of Praiano, allowing us to be close to everything we wanted to do while being away from the hustle and bustle. Nothing felt better than to just unwind on the balcony, enjoy the smell of the sea, drink some wine as we watched the sunset dip down into the horizon leading to the fireworks display.
The next day we got up early and started our journey over to Positano the good old fashioned way using a trail that has been around for over a 1000 years called Il Sentiero degli Dei. You can start the path in Bomerano which has a gentler incline up, but since we were already staying in Praiano we headed to the back of the town and ascended straight up to meet the trail in the middle.
Its called “The Path for Gods” for a reason. The locals must’ve gotten a kick out of seeing us huffing and puffing up the steps as they just leisurely ran by us going about their day. Everyone is so fit and healthy, there is definitely a perk to living here. As you go along the trail you are treated with amazing views along the coast, passing by an old monastery, some small towns and you can even climb up to a hole in the mountain.
As we descended we stopped over in the tops of Montepertuso for a lovely meal at Il Ritrovo. The restaurant itself has a beautiful terrace with a light airy ambiance to it. One of the best meals we had in during the trip, I highly recommend it.
Finally the grand finale of our journey. Climbing down the steps of the town and reached Positano in full bloom, over flowing with purple bougainvillea flowers. It was such a sight to see. As you pass by stores of handmade shoes, breezy dresses and fabrics you can also smell the faint aroma of lemon in the air from their famous lemon cello shops. Time just slows down when you’re here. You just want to hold onto a loved one and walk along the streets together. I love thinking back about it. To cool down I bought some Prosecco and jumped in the sea.
Yes I think Positano will always remain in my dreams.
- To get here we took the train from Rome down to Salerno and from there got a cab to drive us to Praiano. You’ll be surprised at how skilled the drivers are driving so fast down these tiny roads.
- You can take the Sita Bus to get from town to town but remember to buy your ticket ahead of time in the near by bars and tobacco shops.
- Sorrento is just a bus ride away. You can stay there and take a boat over to Capri
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