Is Positano the Perfect Amalfi Coast Town?

Posted: May 25 2014

Most people have heard about the Amalfi coast and although many might know it’s in Italy, few would probably know exactly where it is.  It conjures up visions of brilliant blue water, cute little towns, sun, sand,  a perilous road and scrumptious seafood……all of which are correct (although maybe the sand would be a slight exaggeration).

If Italy is the boot then the Amalfi Coast starts at the ankle.

If Italy is the boot then the Amalfi Coast starts at the ankle.

The mountains which fall to the sea between Salerno and Naples are no less spectacular than the amazing coastline and give the perfect opportunity for those who like to don a pair of walking boots during hard earned holidays – the views are simply breathtaking. The aptly named Sentiero Degli Dei (Path of the Gods) exposes the glorious coastline with views that leave you quite breathless (literally).

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The picture perfect town of Positano – perfectly placed to see the coast.

The coast is dotted with quaint towns that offer the visitor many options including a jumping off point to visit Ravello (in the hills above Amalfi) Praiano, Amalfi (town), Sorrento and the Isle of Capri.  If your intention is to visit these places you would obviously need to be close to the best mode of transport – the local ferry – and depending on where you are staying, the trips can be quick or take a little longer. That’s why I think Positano is perfectly placed. The Isle of Capri is a short 30 minutes, Amalfi and Sorrento a little longer.

The gorgeous views from Ravello a cute town above the coast.

The gorgeous views from Ravello a cute town above the coast.

Positano is quaint and colourful with plenty of good quality restaurants, wonderful views of the coast, the best linen and the best place to buy those oh so desirable Swarovski encrusted sandals. Ok, it might just have a few too many tourists but it’s perfectly placed to visit the stunning coastal towns by ferry or car and just a skip and a jump from Bomerano, which is the starting point for the Walk of the Gods.  So even though Ravello, the quietly picturesque village placed high on the hill above the coast comes a close second – it’s Positano for me – the perfect Amalfi Coast town.

 

 

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