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LSUtoTulaneLaw
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Positano Summer 2022

Anybody been or have recs? Only previous Italian trip was Rome-Florence-Venice.

Seems a bit like Croatia, which I loved.


pjab
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I went a few years ago. We stayed in a no frills B&B spot with an ocean view, I’m talking door, bed, and a window. It was about a 5 minute walk to town, the family who runs it was super chill. Great cliff side pool for guests with wine and food for cheap and a great breakfast.

It’s a cool town and very picturesque. It’s an easy ferry ride to Capri. However, it’s not a place I’m dying to get back to.

If I would do it again, I’d stay there just one night and move on. I also wouldnt backtrack through Rome if a flight from Naples is available.


hungryone2
Member since Oct 2021
76 posts

It's a charming place, though getting there via road is not for people prone to motion sickness. Can be nice for a relaxing few days, but I prefer a bit more "action". Maybe consider doing a few other stops in Campania rather than spending all of your time in Posi/Amalfi Coast?

Ex: drive down to Paestum (abt 2 hrs) for an overnight and see the temples and small museum and tour a buffalo dairy & see the famous mozzarella being made. Stay for a couple of days in Naples, a fascinating city in its own right, and day trip to Herculaneum or Pompeii (esp the Villa of Mysteries). Go to Caserta & visit the palace and gardens, then make a pilgrimage to I Masianelli in Caserta, ranked as one of the best pizzerias in the world.

Go to Capri, go see the Campo Flegrei (volcanically active area outside Naples), take the bus up Vesuvius and walk the rest of the way up.....

That part of Italy is so interesting---so much to see and do in a compact area rather than just limit yourself to the "namebrand" resort towns.


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geauxpurple
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Yes. We spent a week in Positano in the spring of 2016 and loved it. We flew into Naples and had a private driver drive us to Positano. We stayed at the Villa Gabrisa which was terrific. Our room had a huge private terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. If money is no object, stay at Le Serinuse. The reason Villa Gabrisa is not super expensive is that it is a little walk up the hill from the beach.

Many excellent restaurants in Positano. The best is La Sponda in Le Serinuse Hotel. It overlooks the Med and is lit with 400 candles. And the food is fantastic. My wife rates it as the most romantic restaurant she has ever been to. There are many other excellent and less expensive restaurants including family run pizza joints.

Positang is a great base from which to explore the Amalfi Coast because it is an easy ferry ride to the other towns along the coast including Capri and the Town of Amalfi and Ravello which is just up the mountain from there.

I highly recommend that trip.


RMGC
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Spent quite a bit of time in Positano/Capri Amalfi Coast area….Bargain hotel is L’Ancora and is right next to Le Serinuse ….try to book a room with balcony.

Ristorarante recs….you can have hotel arrange free van to take you to Il Ritrovo, way up the mountain in Montepertuso…views are fantastic . Sal also has a cooking class there.

If you are adventurous you can take the local bus up to Nocelle….best views on the coast.

Ravello is a quite town above Amalfi…Villa Cimbrone is a nice tour with old gardens and a beautiful view from the Belvedere. Mama Cosimo’s is a great ristorante if they are still open after the pandemic.

Do not miss Capri and do an overnite stay to enjoy the charm of the island when most of the tourist crowds leave. I also enjoyed Ischia, another island off the Naples coast.
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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Would you post a few pics?


VABuckeye
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It’s awesome. Just understand that it is overrun with tourists each and every day.


GeneralLee
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Member since Aug 2004
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Is Italy crazy packed with tourists even with COVID travel restrictions?


pjab
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NOLA/Denver
Member since Mar 2016
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quote:

Would you post a few pics?

Of my pasty, soft love handles?

https://www.lafenicepositano.com/

The Instagram is very representative of the spot. Again, don’t expect “luxury”, but it’s well run and you’re taken care of.


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Pfft
Member since Jul 2014
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Went all over Italy in September. No crowds and very few non Europeans. Tour guides told us they were very happy as they could give much better tours and info with out the crush of crowds. Go ASAP!!


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Wade Phillips
Member since Dec 2008
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We did it for a honeymoon. Positano was nice but give me Ravello for the money all day. We can’t wait to go back to ravello, but will not be stopping in positano.


geauxpurple
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New Orleans
Member since Jul 2014
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The tourist season in Positano runs from Easter through the summer. We were there the week before Easter and the crowds were not bad at all. It was a little cool though.

Ravello is beautiful and I highly recommend going there. We got there by taking the ferry from Positano to Almafi and taking the bus up the mountain to Ravello. The bus ride is only five km but it takes about a half hour because the road is narrow and winding. The reason I would rather base in Positano instead of Ravello is because Ravello is isolated and it is harder to get to the other places along the Amalfi Coast. But it is a gorgeous place.


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BugaTiger
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NOLA
Member since Jan 2018
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Thanks for this information! My fiancé and I will be going for our honeymoon in May. How many days would you recommend staying in Positano to get a good experience? I was thinking 3 night and an additional night in Capri but would love to hear your suggestion.


Pfft
Member since Jul 2014
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Definitely not packed at all this past September. Do it now. The tour guides in Rome say it is only 25% of normal. They love it like this.
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geauxpurple
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We spent a week in Positano and did Capri as a day trip. There is a ferry that takes you there in the morning and brings you back in the late afternoon.


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