I’m so excited to share these photos from Positano! After flying into London and then heading to Rome, we spent two days in Positano right in the middle of our Europe trip. When planning our trip we really wanted to make it there but we weren’t too sure we could fit it in. At the last minute we decided to squeeze it in between Rome and Paris (#YOLO) and I am SO glad we did. Even though it was only for one night, Positano was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen in my life. People are not lying when they say how breathtaking it is… pictures and words don’t do it justice.
The best part of our time there was that it was the Assumption of Mary, which means that the entire town shuts down early at night to celebrate. While we were at dinner overlooking the town, we got to listen to the bells go off and people celebrating. There was also a spectacular fireworks show put on from the water, which could be seen perfectly from our hotel balcony. We felt so lucky to be there during such a celebratory time!
How we got there: We took Italia Rail from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale (in Naples) which was a little over an hour but saved us a ton of money. From there we had a private driver pick us up and take us to Positano, which took only a few hours. The drive was beautiful and it was nice that we got to see a bit of Naples.
Where we stayed: We LOVED the bed and breakfast we stayed in called Casa Nilde. They helped us book our transportation to and from Positano, had great recommendations, and overall helped us maximize the short amount of time we had in town. The balcony space is also the perfect place to enjoy the complimentary breakfast!
Where we ate: We had a quick breakfast at Caffe Positano which was a good halfway point between our hotel and the beach. We reserved dinner at Hotel Poseidon which had the most delicious lemon fettuccine alfredo that I will be dreaming about for the rest of my life. The views from the restaurant were unreal and it was such a romantic night. We also got to watch the couple next to us get engaged! Before we left we grabbed lunch at Da Gabrisa overlooking the coast – such good pasta, too!
What we did: Of course we had to spend as much time as we could by the water. I’m not the biggest beach person, but it was such a relaxing experience to lay there, drink, and watch the waves. We paid extra to reserve beach chairs in the front row which was worth it (I think around $20). If you plan on spending time by the water, get there early to reserve a spot. We also loved going into this little wine and bread shop called Gargiulo where we picked up some bottles to bring back with us. There were also so many cute shops in town that we got to pick up adorable souvenirs!