Looking to relax, unwind, swim, hike, explore, feast, read or simply dream? Well, we have you covered with our 24hours in Positano on the Amalfi coast of Italy.
Positano is dramatic and luxurious; a vertical town to be explored along steep flights of stairs that run all over the town. It is the Amalfi Coast’s front-cover picture with its vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of precious gems set in the vivid colors of its houses and its ceramics, suspended over the sparkling sea fringed with 5 stars’ hotels, chic restaurants, and high-end stores.
First things first; how to get there. There are many options to reach the village, our favorite is by car as you get to be immersed in the dreamy scenery, the town is a little bit more than an hour away from Naples and it’s the first one of the Amalfi coast villages. You can also get to Positano by bus and, in the summer months, by boat. Next up is where to stay after your long journey and we recommend one place and one place only; the ever famous “Villa Treville”. Named and decorated by Maestro Franco Zeffirelli, (Italy’s celebrated Opera and film director) the hotel is a staple for all the celebrities and royals that stay in town.It is recommended to book a year in advance as it is composed of only 4 villas that offer suites in a unique decor and with an elevated attention to detail, the hotel is filled with private balconies, terraces, gardens and plunge pools that look out onto the sea, the philosophy is to retain the ambience of a residence in order to make you feel completely at home, to nurture an atmosphere of culture and creativity that is visible in all the personal touches.
Now that you have your room and you got to take in this magnificent view through the terraces of Villa Treville, it’s time to walk down the many steps that lead to the beach.
You can start off with Spiaggia Grande, the largest beach of the Amalfi coast (it is 300 meters long) it is also one of the most glamorous that attracts a large crowd of artists, actors and tourists. If you are looking for a more peaceful spot, then head to Fornillo Beach which can be reached via a coastal path on Spiaggia Grande.Have lunch on the sand like everyone else, eat a pizza and savor a gelato while working on that perfect tan, the seaside is filled with little restaurants selling the most delicious food made out of local produce.
If you are up for some very serious sightseeing, rent a boat and head to three islets of Li Galli just off the shores of Positano and often referred to as the “Sirenuse”, where the legend says they are inhabited by Sirens who attempted to seduce with their songs all those who sail nearby.Get back to the mainland and head to town as shopping in Positano’s colorful boutiques is one of the most enjoyable things ; you can find the perfect pair of sandals from Safari Sandali, buy some decorative artifact from Maria Lampo’s historic boutique, and munch on some Delizia al Limone on the terrace of the Zagara restaurant, if you feel like exploring a little bit more , then take one of the paths leading to the little mountain districts above Positano and bask in the view of the magical sunset.
End your day with a romantic dinner at Rada, a restaurant on a terrace on the coastal cliff overlooking the sea and the colorful homes while you enjoy some fine Italian wine and a Mediterranean cuisine.The decor is elegant with its white tones, the sand and the shells illuminated by lovely lamps and candles give the most enchanting atmosphere alongside savory and creative dishes with flavors and scents of the Amalfi Coast. Fresh seafood, fish and meat, appetizing fruits and tempting desserts to taste while admiring the memorable sea view and the charming Panorama of Positano.
That is the end of our 24 hours in Positano; a trip that will allow you to reconnect with nature, calm your senses, re-energize in sumptuous and stylish surroundings filled with great views and great food.
Plan it now and remember that Positano like the legendary Sirens of Li Galli, never fails to seduce.