After a few days in Almafi we decided to travel about a half hour north to another coastal town called Positano. Notorious for pastel colored buildings and beautiful cliff views- this is the most iconic part of southern Italy. We checked into an adorable family owned B&B and headed straight to the beach (it only took 500 steps LOL). When we finally got there it was the golden hour & the views of the town were absolutely STUNNING!
Where to Stay
We stayed a family owned property in Positano called II Gabbiano. Each one of their twenty rooms has a sea view & a free breakfast included. Just beware of hidden fees like getting cappuccinos or snacks from the hotel staff (they are not free - yikes!). Another quirk of the hotel was that each time you left you had to give them the metal key to your room so that you wouldn't loose it. One major perk of the property is that it is only about a ten minute walk to the heart of downtown and a lot of popular restaurants.
What to Do
1. Go to Capri
My Dad likes to joke that we never stay in one place for long... While this may be true - you cannot miss the opportunity to go to Capri. From the docks of Positano it is a 20 minute ferry ride to the island, and will only set you back 30 euros roundtrip. Initially, I felt like the island was VERY VERY touristy. But once we took a bus to upper part of the Island (also referred to as Capri) I fell in love with the traditional Italian shops & stunning views. While we were there we took a chair lift to the top of the highest point of the island. Although, the single seater chair lift up the steep cliffs was incredibly scary I would definitely recommend doing it.
2. Go Restaurant Hopping
I decided to embrace the high carb Italian diet by trying different pastas, pizza, and local favorites like gelato. The best part is you won't gain any weight because it will be a cardio workout up all the stairs to get back to your hotel afterwards.
Where to Eat
There are no bad places to get coffee in Italy- I swear. My favorite place was close to downtown Positano called Collina Bakery. The employees were so nice & they gave me a free cappuccino when they found out we were visiting from Boston.
When we went to Capri there was an absolutely beautiful restaurant called Panorama Pizzeria. Mark Zuckerberg had literally eaten there a few weeks prior. The hospitality of the wait staff, incredible food, and views made it the best dining experience I have ever had. *Tip* Many restaurants in Italy charge each person a cover when you sit down. Therefore, it is only necessary to tip 3-5 euros if your service was extra special.
We had some amazing restaurants right near our hotel in Positano. But also if you walk along the beach there are many options to choose from. Chez Black has really great pizza and pasta (lol like pretty much everywhere! But it is also right next to the only club/night life spot in Positano called Music on the Rocks. It does not open until 11:30 pm & the drinks are pretty pricey but it is inside of a cave so the interior was worth checking out.
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