POSTCARDS FROM POSITANO

When I used to hear about Positano I would picture all these cute colourful little houses built all the way up to a top of a mountain, a beach with picturesque orange parasols... Now that I have been, I can say that Positano looks a lot better in real life than in a dream. 

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Right, if you are planning to visit that gorgeous part of the Mediterranean you are probably wondering where the best places to stay would be, where you could find the best pizza or pasta. So I will post a recommendations list below.

Our trip wouldn’t have been complete if we hadn’t had devoured a pizza a few hrs shortly after landing. These four pizzas make the best flat lay I have ever taken a photo of. And they tasted just as good as they look!

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Positano is a very popular destination during the summer months that’s why you need to plan your accommodation in advance, so that you are not left with all the most expensive hotels (and not necessary the prettiest). Last minute, I found a new hotel opening on booking.com - La Bizantina. It’s a completely refurbished guest house from the XVI Century that still keeps the vibe from that era. Floor tiles, high ceilings, vintage decorated bedrooms,... the bathroom was shared, but because there is not many rooms it was never crowded -I actually never crossed paths with another guest-. All the rooms have a balcony and the best view.

Our trip could not lack a visit to the famous La Sireneuse hotel. What a dreamy location. The views from the balcony were breathtaking and every corner looked like it was taken out of an inspiration magazine. Not to mention every photo taken from there looked like a postcard.  

We did a lot of walking, a lot of eating and we had the feeling we had explored all corners of Positano, so we decided it would be a good idea to expand our tour around the Amalfi Coast. And we did that on bikes. My one was a Vespa and I didn’t give up until I found one to rent! Apparently all tourists request Vespas and there were none left. I did manage go get my hands on a cute little white one. 

We rode from Positano to Prayano, along the coast towards Furore and we ended in Amalfi. We parked our bikes and made our way into town for a big plate of homemade pasta from what must have been the best restaurant in Amalfi hands down!

After our bellies were full we needed some gelato to digest, of course. You can’t leave Amalfi without having a cone of lemon gelato (I added one extra scoop of peach flavour to it too!) . 

It was late in the afternoon and we ventured ourselves inland to discover the cutest little village in the hills called Ravello. The view from the town square is beautiful. 

We got back to Positano for sunset and had a nice romantic dinner with Mike in one of the restaurants that overlook the sea. It was a perfect end to our last day in Positano.

Will see you again one day, Positano. Thanks for having us.

 

Love,

 

Laura xx

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