Arriving in Positano
If Positano, Italy isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. You may have heard of the Amalfi Coast or perhaps seen pictures of the colorful buildings uniquely crafted into the cliffs just above the pristine mediterranean waters. Well, I’m here to tell you that the pictures most definitely do not do it justice.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I arrived in Positano nearly 3 years ago. Some university friends and I decided to take a weekend trip from Spain and hop over to this remote little town in southern Italy, you know just to see what all the hype was about. We flew into Naples then took a bus to Sorrento and stopped for lunch.
We stumbled upon this little mom-and-pop restaurant where this sweet Italian family turned their house into a restaurant. The food was made with so much love and we definitely felt like we were just old friends eating the most authentic Italian meal inside of their home. Ever seen the movie or read the book, “Eat Pray Love?” yeah… I had a moment with the gnocchi and Neapolitan pizza.
After enjoying quite possibly the best meal of my entire life, and enjoying the views of sailboats out on the water, we walked the cobblestone streets back to catch another bus to Positano. The bus ride through the winding cliffs felt a bit like a trip to Disneyland, but the sights we experienced were breathtaking.
I’ll never forget looking over at my friends in the back of the bus as we all had tears of joy in our eyes. Sorento and Positano left us in disbelief at their beauty.
Where to stay
We stayed at Hostel Brikette which had the best views and was super clean and affordable. Side note – if you haven’t traveled to Europe and done the whole backpacking, hostel hopping thing…you’re missing out. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences from staying in European hostels, it’s actually my preferred accommodations for traveling overseas. I’ve met some of the most unique people and made life-long friendships with people from all over the world by staying in hostels. It’s crazy how traveling can bring people together and how you can connect with total strangers from different corners of the earth.
When in Positano, eat!
As far as what to do in Positano… EAT! Seriously, it doesn’t matter where you go I can almost guarantee you the food will be amazing. The Italians take so much pride in their food and I absolutely see why. It’s simply the best. The fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and bread are unreal. You can also relax on the beaches and enjoy taking pictures around the colorful chairs and umbrellas. I highly recommend taking a boat tour off the coast and your guide may even take you through the caves. Jump in the water and fall in love with the city lights at night! Positano is definitely a place I would travel back to in a heartbeat.
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