It resonates as I am drawn back annually, yearning for it. Consistently the perfect place for me with any companion… family, friends, lovers. Below, I have crafted Positano in 36 hours. Tell me what I’ve missed.
You’ve arrived in Positano! Check into your hotel and head straight to Palazzo Murat for a romantic dinner in the courtyard under the trees.
Wake up late and spend your first morning at the charming La Zagara // Take a moment to yourself over an espresso and a famous Italian sweet treat.
Spend the day at Da Adolfo // an institution that can’t be missed (with Aussie ties, no less). Take the wooden boat with the red fish on it’s mast at around midday from the port at the water’s edge. Take day beds, hop in and out of the buoyant water before pulling yourself away from your relaxed, long lunch. I always order the fresh scampi and the restaurant is famous for the mozzarella on lemon leaf. Make sure you make a booking… they will turn you away otherwise, particularly in August.
Take a boat and go the other way from the port, to Da Ferdinando. Green and yellow umbrellas as far as the eye can see, low key but delicious food. Look for the little boat at the port which will have a blue and white sign.
Take a boat trip and explore the coast line!
Stay at Le Sirenuse // Needless to say, a beautiful luxury hotel perfectly situated and with a stunning view. Even if you’re not staying, make sure you pop in as the sun is preparing to set for drinks at Franco’s Bar. Named after one of the brother’s who originally owned the hotel, this is the coolest bar on the Amalfi, and offers a particularly beautiful angle of Positano.
Have dinner at Ristorante il Capitano // a lovely walk from the centre of town, visit Il Capitano for dinner, particularly if you have a big group to host. Delicious pizzas!
An alternative for dinner is the beautiful Ristorante Da Vincenzo // for the ultimate in Al Fresco dining.
Dinner at Max’s // Located in the heart of Positano, but sightly hidden down a long set of stairs, is Max’s Restaurant, one of my absolute favourites. Indulge in a deep glass of red wine and home made pasta with freshly caught seafood. The staff are charming in that typical Italian manner you’ll grow to love and you will find yourself seated amongst centuries of Art, curated in a chaotic and overflowing fashion.
Shop at the Missoni store // One of the most internationally recognised and celebrated Italian fashion houses in the world. Shop the colourful and bright, perfectly summery collections that are perfect for boating around the Amalfi. Located at Via Cristoforo Colombo 95.
Hike the Trail of Gods to work off all that pasta.
A few tips…
Fly into Napoli.
> Arrange a car collection from the airport to Positano.
> There are no roads in the actual town so enlist the help of a Porter at the top of town to take your luggage to the hotel, if necessary.
> You’ll ideally have 7-10 days in the Amalfi Coast to experience it properly… ideally 3 nights in Positano.
> Take the ferry on from Positano to Capri for a day trip.
> Hike the