Positano is a traditional Italian fishing village built up into the cliff on the breathtaking almafi coast, Olive and I have been wanting to visit ever since we first saw photos on insta of pretty colourful houses and beautiful crystal blue seas. I am pleased to say it did not disappoint!
As we were staying in Sorrento we hopped on one of the many ferry’s leaving Sorrento hourly and headed on our way passing the impressive coast line of the Almafi. Taking just over 40 minutes we pulled into the picturesque harbour of Postiano, where the town is built high up into the cliff face overlooking a little beach and crystal blue waters. You cannot help but be amazed by how picturesque it is!
Once on dry land we headed over to one of the cute cafes overlooking the bay for one our new favourite drinks lemon Granita which is semi frozen and super refreshing when in the midday sun.
Like Sorento, Positano is full of winding streets lined with shops selling handmade produce, jewellery and locally made leather sandals. We strolled through admiring all of the wares and purchasing some of the local crafts while heading up hill where the road opens up to give you the most beautiful view of the village of Positano. Even in the heat it’s definitely worth taking the time to stroll uphil with a gelato in hand for the view alone.
Unlike Sorrento, Positano has a beach that stretches out along the front of the town and its a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying the sunshine while sipping on a cool lemon beer- bliss!
There are lots of lovely boutique hotels and restaurants in Positano but if like us you are after something a little more casual for lunchtime we would recommend grabbing a takeaway pizza from one of the tavernas that line the beach. Pizza in Italy is so much better than what you get back home and something as simple as mozzarella and tomato is super delicious!
If you plan on visiting the Almafi Coast at some point I would defiantly recommend either staying in Positano for a couple of nights or visiting like we did as a day trip. Its the perfect place to relax whilst enjoying incredible Italian food in an amazing coastal setting.