“Positano bites deep.” Part II

By Cacinda Maloney

A series of posts: 

Italy: from Rome to Positano, a drive down to the Amalfi Coast:

Positano bites deep (Part 2):

Positano, Italy

Painting of Positano, Italy

Positano :  “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”  John Steinbeck

After our relaxing afternoon at lunch, we decided to head across the Marina Grande beach and take a walk.   Artists sell their paintings on the beach and along the bougainvillea covered walkways leading to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.  The church is one of the town’s most prominent and photographed sights.  Its colorful majolica tiled dome is amazing with its intricate pattern of tiles in green, yellow, and blue.  Most of the staircases leading up from the beach pass through the small piazza in front of the church.   I found this artists’ painting depicting the church on the beach.  This church has appeared in countless paintings, photographs and written descriptions of Positano.  When author John Steinbeck visited Positano in the 1950’s, he stayed in a room overlooking the beach just below the church.

Positano, Italy

Church in Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Beach in Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

The long and winding road, Positano, Italy

This picture reminds me of The Beatles song, The long and winding road.

Positano, Italy

Lovers in Positano, Italy

There are many nooks and crannies for the young lovers.

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Farewell Positano, Italy

Farewell Positano, Italy

 Farewell, my Positano! Farewell.

Up next:  Furore, Italy:  the most beautiful place on earth and then there is Ravello


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