AMALFI COAST: POSITANO

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Our walk to the beach every morning

I often get asked a lot of questions about our trip to the Amalfi Coast, and with good reason!  With that being said, I thought it would be perfect to share all of our trip details with you here to help answer most questions.  Enjoy!  When B and I were planning our one year anniversary, we knew right away we wanted to explore the Amalfi Coast.  Italy was on our short list for our honeymoon, so we knew Italy had to be up next.  After a lot of research and planning, we chose to fly into Naples and hit up the amazing coastal towns of Positano, Capri and Ravello.  Let me begin by saying this trip was one to go down in the books – I think we hit each town just right and I will share some of our highlights below with you.

Normally when B and I visit a country, we race from one city to the next in an ambitious attempt to hit every hot spot along the way.  This trip, we decided to make Positano our home base and make day trips to Capri and Ravello – it was so relaxing and the best decision we could have made.

We landed in Naples and went directly to Pompeii for some sightseeing.  It was a hot day, but so worth the rich history.

From there, we were Positano-bound!  If you are looking to splurge on one thing this trip, I can’t tell you how grateful we were to have had a car service take us to/from our hotel and airport.  The streets of the Amalfi Coast are incredibly narrow and winding and it can be very scary if you aren’t used to driving there!  We were delivered safely at our quaint hotel just off the main road.  From there, the wine started flowing on our beautiful balcony overlooking the Sea and our quest of homemade pizza and pasta commenced.

View from our balcony: homemade wine from the local corner store, local beer and green olives

Outfit details – J: dress (sold out), sunglasses; B: t-shirt (similar), hat

While in Positano, we found ourselves relaxing at Spiaggia Grande (the main beach) and heading to da adolfo.  I could write a whole post on da adolfo alone, but in the interest of time I will just say it was so good that we ended up returning there for the day on Friday as well.  da adolfo is a gem located in Positano that can only be accessed by boat and by reservation only.  Their food is so fresh that their fish was literally caught off the docs as we were basking in the sun and cooked up for lunch!  Their wine with peaches and mozzarella lemon leaves aren’t to be missed!

Outfit details – Jaimie: dress (similar); B: shirt ( similar)

The finished products!  Homemade pizza, eggplant parm and pesto gnocchi

Since we were in Italy, we figured this would be our time to take a cooking class!  We registered for Buca di Bacco cooking class and it was one of the highlights of the whole trip!  When I envision an Italian cooking class, I think pizza, pasta and homemade wine – and boy it did not disappoint!

And you certainly cannot go to Italy without seeing shoe cobblers lining the streets.  I had my eye on a pair of sandals all week and finally pulled the trigger on some classic slip ons for a souvenir to take back to the states.

The views, the food, the culture – Positano stole our hearts.  Check back here tomorrow for details from our day trip to Capri – it was a must see!

 

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Jaimie is an East Coast Lifestyle Blogger.

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