Positano, Italy: Bellisimo! Part I

By Cacinda Maloney

A series of posts:  Italy: from Rome to Positano, a drive down to the Amalfi Coast:

 Arrival into Positano (Part 1):

There is so much to say and yet nothing at all about Positano.  I mean, it speaks for itself, without words.  It is so stunning that it makes you hunger for more.  I can say that I absolutely loved the amazing drive down the Amalfi Coast.  It was pure bliss.  Getting there is an adventure unto itself.  Once you have arrived, the chic hotels, the winding roads, the houses and apartments built up on the hill,  you will be in awe.  Somehow Positano has managed to maintain its traditional character after all of its fame.  We arrived mid to late afternoon, with the mysterious foggy cloud over the city, making it a bit difficult to find our villa, but after several back and forths as to where it SHOULD be, we found it: straight up the hill.

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

After securing our luggage in our villa, we started the trek down to the little supermarket just a little walk down the lighted pathway, to purchase wine, cheese, salami, prosciutto, olives, and bread.  This, for me, is the quintessential meal.  Almost (sometimes) better than going out for dinner at a fancy restaurant.  Here is the view from our room the next morning:

Positano, Italy

A room with a view – Positano, Italy

We stayed at Villa Mary, the #1 B&B listed on Tripadvisor for Positano.  The view from our room was amazing!  The next morning, the air was crisp, as we made our way down to the beach.  And I do mean “down”.  It is a great hike from the villa to the beach, but oh, so wonderful.  The colors will amaze you.  I love moss!  and I love the colors it brings.  Green and blue are my favorite colors, and this is how they naturally appear on the walls:

Positano, Italy

Green of Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Blues – Positano, Italy

What is funny, is that you don’t even have to know where you are going, there is just a simple path, leading you down to the beach.  We never even asked for directions, we could just see where we wanted to go.

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy The shops, architecture, and walkways make this place so quaint and wonderful.  I could literally walk around for days looking at the doorways, architecture, and views.

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Once we made our way to the brown, sandy beach, the people watching and beach made it an incredible sight seeing experience.  This is what I am talking about in my bio when I say creating experiences for you and your family.  Positano is truly an experience.  Quite frankly, you almost can’t believe a place like this exists.  Here is the other side of the beach:

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy beach

Positano, Italy

Beach in Positano, Italy

While down here at Marina Grande Beach, look for the main steps, and on either side are two restaurants that we were recommended for lunch,  Le Tre Sorelle, on the left and (of course) I can’t remember the name of the other one.  We went to the other one, on the right of the main steps.  The next photo is the cat that lived there!

Positano, Italy

Cats in Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

19th wedding anniversary trip for two wander lusters.

And so, here we sat, mesmerized by this place called Positano.

up next:  Positano bites deep (Part 2)

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  1. […] Arrival into Positano […]

  2. Sabrina August 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    You’ve painted an accurate and lovely picture! The colorad, the smells, the texture of Positano – spectacular! Well done.

  3. admin August 23, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Thanks Sabrina, what’s your favorite place in Italy?

  4. […] Arrival into Positano (Part 1) […]

  5. Deborah Thompson March 15, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Beautiful blog, and I simply couldn’t agree with all of your observations. It was nice for me to revisit this adventure through your eyes thank you! Really enjoyed it!

    • admin March 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

      Yes, we both agree! Positano is a must see and must experience for every jet setter or wanderluster.

  6. Tamara March 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing! We are so looking forward to our visit to the Amalfi Coast and Positano this June.

    • admin March 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      You will absolutely love it! It is a very special place!

  7. Anna Bell August 28, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Hi Honey,

    We are planning to drive and yours is the first blog that says Rome to Positano is a good idea. How many hours did it take you? what car would you recommend hiring? and did you find difficult parking by the hotel?
    Thank you great blog!

    • Cacinda Maloney September 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Hey miss Anna Bell! I loved the trip from Rome to Positano. I can’t remember how many hours, but I am sure you can google it… I do remember it was a winding road. No problems with parking, although the parking in the streets can be tight! lol

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