I have been looking forward to spill all the things to see, eat and do in Positano from the moment I got back from my European Holiday! So here are 10 not to miss experiences for that trip of a lifetime!
1. RENT A BEACH CHAIR AT SPIAGGIA GRANDE
The first thing to do in Positano? Hire one of the sun loungers and umbrellas! Come on, you’ve been seeing photos of these bright blue & orange umbrellas all over your feeds that you got to be in one, at least once… Right? The postcard perfect view of the cliff side is definitely worth every single penny! So, go early and snag the front row for the day! You won’t regret it!
2. STROLL TO THE TOP OF TOWN
Imagine a pastel coloured village perched in a hill with splendid coastlines… Could you think of any other Amalfi town that looks better than this? Share a coffee with locals and tourists alike from one of the cafes at the top of the hill and feel like a true Positano resident! Oh my! Writing this alone makes me want to go back, STAT! Please take me back!
3. TRY A HEART SHAPED-PIZZA
If you’re looking for an inexpensive pizzeria, Capricci is the place to be! Enjoy plate after plate of pastas and heart shaped pizzas served by cute Italian waitstaffs! Great food and fun ambience close to the beach and close to the shops!
4. OVER INDULGE IN A LEMON SORBET
The lemons in the Amalfi Coast are said to be the best in the world! So, don’t be surprised to see lemons everywhere! From candles, perfumes, soaps, limoncellos and of course the drool-worthy lemon sorbet! OH.MY.GAHHHHHD! Ristorante Covo Dei Saraceni surely knows the science of a great sorbet! They even serve it in a very instagrammable hollowed out frozen lemon! So so perfect after basking under the hot Italian sun!
5. WALK THE WINDING STREETS
There is really not much you can do in Positano but wander around and enjoy the epic scenery! Leave your high heels and tight pencil skirts at home! On easy days, a little romper, a pair of flipflops, an oversized sunglass will go a long way! But on days you want to be a bit extra, bring out your statement pieces and bright kaftans! The quaint streets and gorgeous passageways are your runways! Work it girl!
6. CHECK OUT THE ART GALLERIES
Keep Calm and Love the art galleries of Positano! Definitely go in for a quick look and support the local artists during your short breaks from the beach. Who knows you might end up buying one of their artworks? The lovely watercolour paintings are irresistible!
7. LAZE AROUND MARINA DI PRAIA
Though it is one of the famous beaches in the coast, I found this secluded beach by accident during one of my early morning walks from Positano-Praiano! It may not be very big but has enough to keep you entertained! Jump off the rocks, paddle around the headland, kayak with family, the options are endless! You can even rent a boat from here to Capri, rent a water taxi or eat in one of the family owned and operated bars and restaurants! It’s easily accessible by bus, so make sure to include this in your itinerary!
8. VISIT A BEACHSIDE CATHEDRAL
My Pinterest and Instagram have been flooded with picture after picture of this charming cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. It’s yellow, green and blue dome shining against the blue sky and Mediterranean Sea is really captivating! It was so dreamy walking through a romantic street covered with arches of bougainvilleas as you reach the small piazza in front of the church! It is in the centre of the seaside village and there’s no way you’ll miss it!
9. RUMMAGE THROUGH SOUVENIR SHOPS, CERAMIC STORES & FASHIONABLE LITTLE BOUTIQUES!
Leave sufficient time for shopping! Bargain with the shop owners as there’s always a sale going on! I am not a big shopper while on vacation… but the ceramics, Positano-style clothes and handmade sandals were quite hard to resist! Buy a thing or two and it will be like bringing home a slice of Positano with you!
10. WATCH A FAIRY-TALE AMALFI COAST SUNRISE
Wake up early at least once during your trip & watch a new day break in this part of the world! I highly suggest this activity more than anything in this travel guide! It’s magical, it’s glorious, it literally doesn’t feel real, it’s like stepping into a dream!
Oh, Positano! You were the highlight of my Italian getaway and I have been dreaming of seeing you once again!
I really hope that this guide has helped you plan your Positano holiday! If you have any questions or comments, shoot me a message anytime!
The Travel Belle <3