Exploring Positano, Italy in two days
Exploring Positano. After my trip to Taormina (you can read the whole story HERE), the second stage of my Italian summer tour was Positano for two days. I decided to go back to one of the places that I loved most last summer, the Amalfi Coast, and to come back for the second time with my mommy! Keep on reading to find out what we have done together!
Exploring Positano, Italy: How to get there, what to see, where to stay and eat
How to get to Positano. From Naples airport the most suitable solutions are three: to rent a car, to take the bus to the port and then the hydrofoil or to rent a car with driver. Because we were staying only one night in Positano and then having to necessarily move with the hydrofoil to reach Capri, we opt for the private driver so that we can go directly to the hotel in the shortest possible amount of time. This is definitely the most expensive solution (the cost is about € 100 each way, but it depends on the company you prefer), but it is certainly the most convenient in terms of time. For the same reason we flew from our city, Turin, with the 7:00 a.m. Alitalia flight, landing in Naples at 8:20 a.m. and then we reached Positano around 10:00 a.m., after about 45 minutes by car (we were lucky that there was not a lot of traffic)!
Where to stay in Positano. Booking a night in Positano can be tricky because there are very few hotels and they are often booked well in advance, even from one year to the next. We stayed in one in which I had already been last year with my boyfriend, the same one in which we had celebrated his thirty years’ birthday! It’s called Hotel Poseidon Positano and is a historic hotel, one of the very first to open in the 1960s. Now completely renovated, it continues to be among the few to offer such a stunningly beautiful panoramic view of Positano!
Our room was, among all the 48, one of those with the best view. On the terrace, which was gigantic, there were two sun-beds and a table for breakfast. The room was also very spacious and furnished with a large bed, a wardrobe, a desk and then the bathroom with a shower. Everywhere refined details, while on floor the the colorful Vietri majolica.
What to see in Positano. We stayed for only one night, but by optimizing the time, we managed to spent almost two full days. Positano is easy to visit even in such a short time, just be aware that there will be an infinite number of steps to climb up and down! There is no starting point: let yourself be carried away by its colors and its foreshortenings. While walking through the center streets, it will be impossible not to notice the shops selling beautiful hand-decorated ceramic plates.
Another iconic place of Positano is the beach called Spiaggia Grande, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Here, if you are hungry, you can stop at the Le Tre Sorelle Restaurant, a seafood restaurant that offers wonderfully beautiful dishes. The portions are huge, so I suggest you not to overdo the orders. We have taken sautéed seafood for two and, for dessert, wild strawberries with vanilla ice cream.
From the beach get ready to climb hundreds of steps and do not forget to wear comfortable sandals… As you go back to the hotel (most are perched on the hill), you can enjoy one of the best view of your life: take a look at this bougainvillea!
Between the many services offered by the Hotel Poseidon Positano, there is the possibility to rent their white beetle for a scenic ride. So we took the opportunity to go to Salvatore’s fresh fruit counter, to drink his excellent freshly squeezed lemonade!
The next day we reached the terrace for the breakfast buffet: everything seemed delicious but I could not wait to eat the sfogliatella!
After breakfast we moved to the swimming pool, where I worked a bit on the terrace in the shade of orange trees. Next to the pool there is also a beauty center, which I took advantage of to doing my nails!
Where to eat in Positano. Other than at Le Tre Sorelle, I recommend you another really cute place to eat called Casa e Bottega. It is a restaurant and a shop at the same time: it sells beautiful objects, as well as fruit and vegetables. Here I had my mother eat the Açai Bowl for her first time!
Thus ends the second stage of our trip… See you soon on the blog with the third!
Happy Monday and happy start of the week to you all!