Positano Lovin’ on the Amalfi Coast

z8z10z18z1911885674378453z61219573.75 p4p19p5p37p36p38p35139558743783.p21136898763785385 p10 127658473.758312159685+6812065273.085743.1167543.5473p3954354p29p14z7z7z6z5z4z3z2z1zp18 p22 p23p20 p24 p271398587387387127085967375122654837583117885743678123185973671187857436714159876851396543.542431191658743.687451185574373 p28 I couldn’t wait to write about Positano because there’s really nothing like it. The Amalfi coast is one of the most beautiful places and I fell in love with it. I made the trip to Positano by way of Naples and I am so glad I hired a driver because I got to watch the sun set along the Sorrento coast. My driver insisted we stop and take proper pictures because he saw me trying to snap a few with my cell phone. “What’s that mountain?,” I asked.. “Oh that’s Mount Vesuvius.” I had no idea how close I was to Pompeii and wish I had set aside time to see it!

Since the sun had gone down during my drive down the coast when I arrived in Positano it was dark but even then I could tell by it’s twinkling lights and the bright moon it was beautiful.

For this leg of my adventure I was traveling alone… I have found that there is so much joy in traveling solo in Europe! It wasn’t until I was alone that I felt completely open and I don’t think I would’ve met the people I met or had the same experiences if I was traveling with someone.

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amoré!…

My room was gorgeous (after staying in a bare bones room in Tuscany for 3 weeks I was ready for some luxury) and perfect if you’re not renting a car because you can walk everywhere! I pampered myself a little before heading out to dinner. After a great meal with a live band I walked down by the ocean and found a lovely little beach shack with cheap Prosecco (right up my alley!) and after sitting by the water for only a few minutes I made my first good friend in Positano. He was kind enough to take me dancing and introduce me to locals who took me under their wing. I met the kindest, warmest people off the bat and any reservations I had about 3 days alone melted away quickly. The next day I woke up and was so excited to see Positano in all it’s glory in the morning light. Finally, I could see all the beauty around me! My new friends insisted, “You are the princess of Positano today! Today we do whatever you like!” I felt like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.

After getting picked up at my hotel by scooter, we took a friend’s boat to Adolfo Beach for swimming and lunch. Explored caves, jumped off rocks, and slept on the beach. When they asked me what I wanted to order for lunch I indecisively said,”I want to try it all!” and so that’s what we did. We ordered everything between the three of us and the chef at one point refused to cook any more because, “That girl from North Carolina is not going to eat all this food!” but we did. : ) They brought out some mozzarella cooked on leaves and I picked up the whole leaf ready to put it in my mouth until I saw a girl (my new friend’s cousin) laughing hysterically at me because the silly American girl is about to eat the leaves not knowing you scrape it away from the melted cheese.

My friend gave me a tour on his scooter of the whole town! You just haven’t lived until you’ve hopped on the back of a scooter clutching your bottle of Prosecco and take away pizza while a dog is chasing you biting at your heels and you’re going up a mountain on a one way street with oncoming trucks. One of my favorite memories : ) This was the only way I think I would’ve seen as much of Positano as I did and I was lucky enough to have someone show me places that tourists may not know about. Originally, I was planning a day trip to Capri by boat but after meeting my friends they said that it’s not worth the long day trip by ferry crowded with tourists (I’d had enough tourist filled places after coming from Venice) and I had so much fun I didn’t think about making the voyage again.

We hiked to the “Hole in the Mountain” and I’ll always remember the best view from the tallest point in Positano. We ate fruit off the tree (and got yelled at by a farmer) watched fireworks from the next town over and ate and drank a lot!

I actually stayed a day longer because I loved it so much and when I was invited to stay for a month I seriously considered it. There seemed to be something magical about it and it rekindled my passion for life. If I hadn’t met the people I did, my trip would’ve gone completely differently but it seemed to be in the stars that we met completely by chance.

I hope my memories from here and my Mediterranean tan never fade away : ) If there’s one thing I take away with me I hope it’s that I enjoy life the way that these people do. It was the highlight of my trip and it’ll be hard to top the experiences I had here and I hope to visit again soon. Saying good bye was harder than the rest and it will keep a special place in my heart… I’m already trying to plan a trip back! There is an Italian phrase “Eri un bellissimo spreco di tempo” which means, “You were a beautiful waste of time.” And I can’t think of a better way to waste time

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”

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112 thoughts on “Positano Lovin’ on the Amalfi Coast

  1. Wow I love seeing your pictures… totally takes me back to when I was there just a few years ago! I am so glad that you were able to meet some locals and get the real experience… unfortunately, I felt as though it was very touristy in that area (they sang happy birthday to me in english!). Your experience sounds out of this world though, enjoy! xxx

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  2. Loved reading about this part of your trip! Seems like you really got to enjoy it. When I go back, I would like to check out Positiono it looks beautiful. great pics & descriptions made me feel like I was there! 💖

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      1. I loved cinque terra and Lake Como but Florence, Siena and Milan were also gorgeous – so basically I loved everywhere I went haha. But I am a Coast girl at heart so the little colourful houses next to water were beautiful to me 🙂 xx

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  3. We honeymooned in Positano, so this post brought back so many lovely memories. I have always been a little in love with Italy but I fall in love with it over and over again. I’m back in Spello in 2 weeks and can’t wait!

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  4. I love your blog! So much spirit and love about life! You bring extra charm in describing the places you visited and their is really that passion to see the world as you share your experiences. I am inspired, thanks! It took me so long to start sharing my thoughts and just be spontaneous about everything in life. I’m a follower now *wink.

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      1. I haven’t decided yet – still looking around the blogs for ideas. But presently I’m thinking: Rome, Florence, and Puglia. I’m leaning more towards the middle to southern areas – any ideas? Will watch your blog for more inspiration. 🙂

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      2. Rome is a must. I spent 3 days there and it was tough to see all the sights in that time. Florence I didn’t expect to love as much as I did! I was here for my birthday and I went to Florence TWICE because it was so fun and I made friends who showed me where to go out and what to do… Venice was lovely but the tourists were overwhelming at times. I loved it at night the best. I didn’t make it to Puglia unfortunately! I spent 3 weeks in Tuscany: Cortona, Assisi, (Siena is nice), and was based in a tiny village. Cinque Terre was awesome!! Definitely recommend it. I seem to prefer places by the water so it depends what you like the best! I’ll post in more detail about all the places I visited!

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  5. What amazing pictures. I’m in love with Positano just by looking at your pictures and reading your post. Wow! I am planning a month in Italy solo, the coming summer and plan to go to Amalfi for 2 days but your post is making me feel that summer is so far away. I’m itching to go right now. 🙂

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    1. You’re going to have such an amazing time!! Especially alone I felt like it was a great experience and I urge everyone to go! The coast was my favorite but I traveled all over the past 5 weeks and have many posts to follow. I’m excited for you and I wish I could go back soon!

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    1. Funnily enough I never saw this movie until after my visit!! Everyone talked about it and I guess I lived under a rock… I saw it a couple days ago and just kept saying, “I was there! … I was there too!” every five miutes… Who knew someone made a movie about my life 10 years before I went?!?! : )

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  6. I love seeing and reading others’ experiences in traveling. Keep up the Ramens in order to go!!! I’ve done a lot of traveling in Italy and it is an exceptional place to create the desire for more and more adventures!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for liking a couple of my travel-related blog posts, most recently the one about Washington, D.C. Your own blog is quite nice – heavy on the photography, but what great images. Hard to beat the combination of elegant sites and excellent photos. Enjoy your travels.

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  8. This is such an inspiring post! It makes want to visit the beautiful Positano with all my heart. Thanks for inflicting the travel bug on me with your passionate words 🙂

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  9. Just remembered why I LOVE the Amalfi Coast so much! Just showed the pics to my husband. Great, great photos. And I loved the accompanying words. So glad I stumbled upon your blog and really excited to now be following you. Have a GREAT weekend. 😃

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  10. I can’t wait to visit Amalfi. I’m impressed of it and it seems to look like Monte Carlo in some places. I was in Monaco two times. Precious place, indeed!! I’m glad you chose the places i consider worth exploring too. Beautiful pictures! Your blog is a goal for me!:)

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      1. That’s amazing! I was there for 5 weeks so went all those places! My favorites were Florence & the amalfi coast what a perfect ending! In Venice go eat at Al Taverna Remer and take a cooking class one night in Italy if you can it’s the best experience

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