Back in the Summer of 2020, we took a girls trip to Positano the minute that first Covid lockdown letup. Spending the lockdown in Italy, was a whole entire post in itself, but traveling post-lockdown, was incredible. We got to go to places and see places without any tourists in sight, since nobody was allowed in the country yet. It was amazing. We continue to talk about how some of these places we’ve been too post lockdown, may not have given us the same experience if it had been flooded with people, so we feel SO lucky!
Our lockdown lifted in Italy around the seventh of June, and we were on a train less than a week later trekking down to the Amalfi Coast! It was such a last minute trip but so much fun! My husband had been deployed our entire lockdown, so it was just myself and my three boys trying to navigate virtual school, as well as all the rules Italy had implemented, so having the chance to get away with some girlfriends for a few days was a GIFT!
Boy was it! A girls trip to Positano, was just what I needed and absolutely as magical as it looks! The food, the colors, the water, the views, it was breathtaking. Its such a hyped up and popular place, so I always get weary, but in this instance, it deserves its popularity. I can see why everyone flocks there, and I hope I get a change to get back there!
Now for what we did! Truthfully, we took it pretty easy. It was meant to be a relaxing vacation more than any kind of sightseeing and that’s exactly what we did! We trained down in the morning, checked into our AirBB, and headed straight out for Aperitivo! Our AirBB was beautiful, highly recommend it, just be prepared to do some walking, lots of steps to get up to it. Really though, that’s all of Positano, walking up hills, up stairs, just up! ha!
We headed straight down to the water and grabbed an Aperitif at La Pergola. It was right on the water and we couldn’t resist the view! The mussels were fabulous!
For dinner, we walked right next door to Chez Black. You’ve undoubtedly heard of this place. It’s a celebrity hot spot and the walls are adorned with pictures of everyone that had visited. It was really fun! We sat down for dinner and other than a few other couples, the place stayed empty all night, side effects of covid. You didn’t hear us complaining though, usually Chez Black books out months and months in advance, so we were thrilled to get the chance to sit there for hours. A few bottles of wine, lots of fun conversations and a very entertaining staff, and it was one the best nights! We hiked our way home, laughing the entire way!
The next morning, we got ready for a full day on the beach. We walked down and bought a couple sandwiches from Latteria, which were amazing, then headed down to Positano Spiagga and rented a couple chairs and umbrellas for the day. We parked our butts on the beach, drank, swam, and soaked in that mediterranean sunshine.
After a fun day at the beach, we went back and got ready for dinner. We called a cab to pick us up, because we were hitting up another popular spot, but it was a good distance away. We went to La Tagliata for dinner, and it was easily one of the best meals Ive had in my life. Not to mention the incredible views and the sunset we got to witness. We ordered nothing, they just brought us whatever they had that night. Everything was fresh from their garden, including the meats. My friend asked if they had fried zucchini flowers, and Pepe said “No! but let’s go make some!” He took her down to the garden to pick fresh flowers, his momma made the batter, and voila, we were served them 20 minutes later! It was truly one the best culinary experiences Ive had in my life, I could wax poetic about it, ha! Highly, highly recommend making a reservation here if you’re ever in Positano.
Day 3 was for shopping and roaming around. There are so many little boutiques and shops, and they’re all so beautiful. It was so lovely just strolling through town. We stopped at Ristorante Bruno for lunch with a view, and some of the best Calamari Ive had. As all of the best meals go, we hung out for a few hours over spritz’ and a bottle of crisp white, and chatted and soaked it all in.
When we left, we all needed a pick me up, so we stopped at a little cafe and ordered a caffe corretto. Typically, when you order this, its a shot of espresso with grappa. The funny old man behind the counter, told us ‘No, no, this is much better!” And he served ours with sambuca, and he was right, I haven’t looked back since! Every time I order one when were out, I always get it with sambuca now, Im forever grateful to that man, because the grappa was never my favorite!
The next day, we spent another full day on the beach, sipping mojitos, swimming, and soaking in the sun. It was perfect!
The day before, we had seen so many handmade sandal shops, so on our walk home, we stopped at one and picked up the ultimate souvenir, designing our own sandals, and watching the gentleman hand made them in front of us, it was very cool.
After getting ready for dinner, we walked up to Ristorante C’era uno Volta. It was a perfect little, family run, spot four our last dinner. Its located up hight and we had beautiful views of the coast. We toasted at the end with our nightly limoncellos to a beautiful trip!
The next day we ran back down to Latteria for coffee and sandwiches, then had our driver pick us up and brought us back to the Naples train station. It was such a beautiful place, one that Ill remember forever. So happy I got the chance to see it!