My Brief Love Affair with Positano
On my whirlwind 14-day tour of Italy, I’d scheduled only one night in Positano before scheduled to leave the Amalfi Coast for my family’s inland hometown of Ariano Irpino. Of course, that changed as soon as I arrived. Positano begged me to stay, and so my love affair with Positano began.
Positano gave me three good reasons to stay:
- A private balcony on my third-floor room with sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian Sea
- Colorful homes chiseled into the mountainside architecturally reminiscent of Greece
- Scads of charming boutique shops with handmade linen dresses.
How could I possibly say no?
A big fan of the movie, Under The Tuscan Sun, I wanted to experience Positano for myself. On arrival, I immediately requested a second night at the Hotel Villa Gabrisa. Because it wasn’t peak season, they were able to accommodate me. I knew right away one night was not enough for this affair.
Getting to Know Positano
For 48 hours, I explored solo what’s traditionally known as a romantic couples’ destination, savoring picturesque moments to myself without regret. Although I didn’t find the Under The Tuscan Sun’s handsome Marcello calling from a balcony, I fell in love with Positano itself. You see, it’s magical, that way. I’ll let my photos tell the story:
Everything Seemed to Thrive
Until We Meet Again
What a wonderful love affair I had with Positano! I was happy to extend my visit the extra day at the Hotel Villa Gabrisa but really could have spent three, four, five days here, taking it all in. It was hard to leave Positano behind, but no doubt, I will return. I may even bring a friend next time.
Pro Travel Tip: Stay as long as you possibly can!
Have you been to the Amalfi Coast? Did you or would you like to visit Positano? Let me know in the comments below.
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