Posted by: Debra Kolkka | October 25, 2017

Positano, pearl of the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Italy. A jewel in this crown is Positano, a stunningly gorgeous little town nestled into the side of a cliff facing the sea.

We caught the local Sita bus from Sorrento, an experience in itself. The bus hurtles around the hair pin turns, narrowly avoiding traffic coming in the opposite direction. Buses sometimes have to stop to pull in their wing mirrors before moving on. The noise of the horns will stay with you forever.

The bus stops at the top of the town. Come for a walk down the hill with me.

We were lucky to have a glorious blue sky autumn day for our visit. Positano sparkles in the sun.

Positano

Positano

Positano

This must be one of the most photographed trees in the world.

Positano

Positano

The beach soon appeared, blue umbrellas waiting for their guests. You can see that more people have gathered on the free part of the beach.

Positano

Positano

Positano

The dome of the little church appears as we round a corner.

Positano

A tree with pink blossoms provides a lovely frame for the view.

Positano

Positano

 

Positano

Positano

Positano

There are some wonderful places to stay, eat and shop in Positano.

Positano

There are colourful pots filled with flowers even though the season is almost over.

Positano

The streets leading down to the beach are narrow, winding and steep.

Positano

Positano

Positano

By the time we got to the beach crowds had gathered and the restaurants were filling up.

Positano

Positano

Positano

We had  delicious lunch at Chez Black. It has been around since 1949 and I remember an excellent lunch there in 1972.

Then it was back up the hill to take the bus on to Amalfi.

The blue umbrellas had attracted a few more people.

Positano

The church dome still looked lovely.

Positano

And the tree still cut a fine figure.

Positano

This ruin sits on the edge.

Positano

….a last look at the view.

Positano

 

Tips for the bus.

The Sita bus leaves from in front of the railway station in Sorrento. There is usually a line waiting to catch each bus, so be early if you want a seat.

Sit on the right side of the bus (looking forward) to get the best views of the coast.

The bus fare to Positano is €3 or you can get an all day ticket for €8 which will take you along the coast and back.

 

 


Responses

  1. Breathtaking 💖🌸🌺

    • The whole coastline is stunning.

  2. Positano and the whole Costiera Amalfitana are absolute jewels. Thank you for the beautiful photos. They bring back wonderful memories.

    • I absolutely love the Amalfi Coast. I must spend more time there.

  3. Brings back memories of this gorgeous part of Italy. A friend and I took the bus from Sorrento to Amalfi and Positano – the tree with the pink flowers is I think a Judas tree – great photos Deb

    • Judas trees usually bloom in early spring. This one must be having a crisis. It is certainly beautiful.

  4. You again capture the beauty of Italy……the tree pictures are fabulous as well seeing the currants in the water……

    • The day was a little hazy, but very beautiful.

  5. Absolutely breathtakibg Debra!

    • Positano is spectacular.

  6. Such fond memories of this gorgeous town….and the steps!! Lovely little reminder, Thanks Debra. 🙂

    • There are many steps!

  7. Lithe of limb and golden tanned i am strolling those streets, languidly enjoying the sky of blue and the shops for my inspection – you can see me … can’t you 🙂

  8. Beautiful photos! I wish I could be here right now enjoying the sun instead of cold and rainy Helsinki, first snow arrived here last night.

    • I will be in Helsinki in a couple of weeks. I hope I find snow.

  9. Bellissssssima! You get everywhere Debra😁

  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos….we must visit there one day!

    • You must. It is a stunning area.

  11. These are dream vistas. Hopefully I’ll get to visit there one day! 😀

    • I’m sure you will.

  12. Positano is on my bucket list. Ever since I saw “Under the Tuscan Sun” I have wanted to visit. Your photos just make me want to hop in a plane right now!

    • I read that book many years ago and enjoyed it. Italy has many beautiful regions to visit.

      • One day I will get there. 🙂

  13. Wonderful photos!

  14. A jewel, indeed!

  15. […] went south in Italy to visit my relatives in Sorrento and took day trips to Positano and Capri. I really must go there more often. We are planning a trip to Naples in spring so I can […]

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  17. This is beautiful

  18. […] The Amalfi Coast is my favourite place in Italy and I go as often as possible. I have never been to Ponza, but it looks intriguing, so maybe it will call me. […]


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