The Amalfi Coast was my favourite seaside area of Italy. I stayed in Sorrento but the area can be quite pricey so I was also suggested that next time, for a quieter, less touristy area that will still allow for easy transportation around the Amalfi Coast to also try looking for accommodation in Salerno. While staying in Sorrento I did day trips to Pompeii, Positano and Capri. The Amalfi Coast was my next stop after finishing travelling through the Cinque Terre, and I am glad I did it this way around as while Cinque Terre was very pretty, I thought in particular, Positano and Capri were on another level was just taken away by the astonishing beauty of the Amalfi Coast.
My top picks for Positano:
Positano was extremely picturesque and relaxing. The strikingly colourful and dainty bougainvillea set against the clear blue ocean and pastel coloured patchwork wall of hillside homes is a truly stunning site reminiscent of the opulence and elegance that this wealthy seaside town exudes. Positano is a perfectly pretty town to stroll through and shop for handmade sandals and stylish beachwear, dine on creatively presented food, stop for a dip in the ocean and explore the hidden pathways and trails. The roads that lead to Positano are extremely narrow and windy. Unless you are a very experienced driver in Italy with these windy roads and are accustomed to the seemingly cavalier local Italian road rules as well as willing to tackle the restricted car parking available, I suggest catching a local coach or a ferry to Positano.
Enjoy exploring the town but also include a stroll beyond the bustling main streets with a walk across the ‘Sentiero degli Innamorati’ or Lover’s Path that leads from Spiaggia Grande (the main beach of Postiano) to the more secluded beach of Spiaggia del Fornillo. On the other hand, if you’re up for a more active hike, try the climb up the Path of the Gods, running along the mountain side with wonderful coastal views along the way.
Stop in to Capricci for a slice of heart shaped pizza and a glass of wine. Alternatively, for beautiful waterfront views while you dine, head to Chez Black or Le Tre Sorelle. For a vegetable loaded fresh feast, try Casa e Bottega or for a romantic dinner high on top of the mountain, head to La Tagliata.
For a droolworthy and delicious refreshment, head to Ristorante Covo Dei Saraceni for a frozen lemon sorbet served inside of a lemon!