POSITANO: childhood memories & what it felt like to go back together
This year, we decided to take a step back and explore more of our own country: Italy. After visiting Cinque Terre and Portofino, we felt like it was logical that our next destination would be one that most people dream of: the Amalfi Coast.
We started our trip in Positano, then we headed to Capri, Ravello and Naples.
Growing up, I used to go to Positano every summer, where my family had a beach house. So, after being gone for so long (over 10 years), it was a really good feeling to go back with Francesco and show him around some of the places where I spent part of my childhood.
The first thing we did as soon as we arrived - as we were starving - was walking down to the beach and grabbing lunch at one of the best restaurants in Positano: Chez Black.
If you follow us on our stories, I know a few of you weren’t too happy about my choice of prosciutto and mozzarella and suggested I got some fish instead, but I was honestly craving the buffalo mozzarella so… haha! Honestly we can’t give you any recommendations on what to get, as everything is delicious: pizza, pasta, fish… you just can’t make a wrong choice! We did indulge in one too many “delizia al limone” during our trip, though. So that’s one thing we can recommend you should get!
If you don’t want to eat right on the beach and you would like to explore the inner part of Positano, you should definitely have dinner at “Da Vincenzo”; the fish here is great, but make sure you have a reservation or you’ll end up having to wait for almost an hour for a table (like we did)!
Le Sirenuse is right there on top of our lists as one of the most magical hotels we’ve seen. The unique view over the little town, the beautiful pool and gorgeous designs make it easy to understand why this place is always fully booked!
Also, their restaurant “La Sponda” probably has the best view of Positano, and the food and beautiful decorations of the place definitely make it worth having a meal there.
Honestly, I feel like the biggest tip we can give you for what to do in Positano is to just walk around and get lost… its beauty is mesmerizing, the atmosphere is absolutely unique, and the food is quite delicious everywhere you go.
When traveling, we always suggest to avoid the “touristy places and restaurants”, but this tiny village is packed with tourists, and at the same time there is no place to avoid.
The best time of the year to visit is probably May, June and then September, as it gets so crowded in July and August that you probably won’t enjoy it as much.
And if it gets too hot… try this delicious local drink: iced lemon tea with granita in it!
A few more tips:
- La Zagara, either for a coffee break or an after dinner cocktail.
- Collina Positano Bakery; when I was a kid it was called “Bar Dei Mulini”, but now it’s been completely redecorated and they changed everything. One thing that didn’t change? Their delicious “occhi di bue”… small cookies filled with apricot jam or chocolate. You must get some!!!
- L’Ancora is another great hotel and it’s located right next to “Le Sirenuse”. You should have breakfast here, so you get to enjoy the beautiful view of Positano all throughout the first hours of the morning.
- Fornillo is the second biggest beach in Positano; it’s a little more secluded and it’s definitely more quiet, so it’s a great place to seek shelter during the busiest weeks of the year.