The next stop on our #polltalia adventure was Positano. After seeing Sorrento & Capri, we were positive it couldn't get any better. We were SO wrong. Positano is a dream world. It is a colorful, lively little town built into the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. Full of bright umbrellas, linen fabric shops, lemon candy/liquor/soap, & ceramics everywhere you look, this place was my favorite of all.
Positano is POPULAR. My only complaint was that it was more touristy than the other destinations we visited. We actually had a hard time finding a hotel in Positano. We did not book far enough in advance and the few places that were left did not allow children (!?!?). We finally came across Covo dei Saraceni and we totttallly lucked out.
Covo dei Saraceni is essentially right on the beach with dreamy views of the cliffside as well as the boats in the harbor. All day long the boats would hustle in and out taking people over to Capri, up to Sorrento, etc.-- but at night, right around sunset, the water was completely still and the boats just sat there as if they were sitting in glass. Drinking wine on our balcony and watching this view was one of my favorite things to do while in Positano.
If you follow me on instagram you may have already read this but OMG. The breakfast buffets in Italy were made for me. They always had a small amount of eggs and meat and then about 50 different kinds of pastries. SO YUM!
We spent one afternoon getting lost exploring the town of Positano & it was the most fun day. We stumbled upon Franco's Bar and absolutely fell in love. From the breathtaking view, to the beautiful yellow fountain, to the copper accents at the bar, this place was to die for. They had these little coffee table books sitting around that explained each detail of the bar down the the art in the bathrooms, and it made me fall in love with this place even more. They let me take home of these books and in my opinion it is far better than any souvenir I could have purchased. See my photos below and be sure to stop in for a cocktail next time you find yourself cruising the Amalfi Coast.
The rest of that afternoon was spent grabbing frozen vodka drinks to go from Li Galli and venturing into little shops buying souvenirs while enjoying our buzz :)
We did not make it to the other side of town until our final day. We were pleasantly surprised to find more adorable shops full of beautiful linen and we also stumbled upon the most delish juice bar. It was called Casa e Bottega. The atmosphere was perfect and the juices were amazing-- this place is a must.
Our last and final destination on our tour de Italy was the actual town of Amalfi. If I am being honest, this is not a town I would recommend. It is just sort of a smaller version of Sorrento and after seeing all of the other amazing parts of the coast, it was not in my top favorites. HOWEVER-- I am dreaming of the day that I can make it back to this hotel.
Hotel Santa Caterina was the most wonderful place with the most wonderful hospitality. It was the perfect last night of our trip and I would recommend stopping here for a night if ever possible. The terrace overlooking the town and the amazing pool was absolutely breathtaking. We got upgraded to an insane room (for no reason let me add) and as I said, the staff was beyond friendly.
We had the best time here and it truly was the icing on the cake.
As I said in the begining of this post, looking at these pictures makes me sad that this trip is over. However, it also gives me motivation to start thinking about our next Poll family trip abroad. Until then, arrivederci, Italy !