Visiting POSITANO in September October & Spring on The Amalfi Coast ITALY

POSITANO

The Weather in September

 

The weather on the Amalfi Coast is still quite mild in September, with the temperatures slowly cooling off but still warm enough to swim in the sea. Beach clubs, restaurants, and hotels are all open until mid-October but much less crowded, and you can pack summer clothing along with a light jacket for the late summer showers and cooler evenings.

 

What to Do in September

The Beach

Beaches on the Amalfi Coast all face south, guaranteeing warm temperatures late into the fall. Unfortunately, the beaches are in the shade from the late afternoon, so the best time to head to the sun bed is early in the day.

Schools in Italy reopen the second week of September, so the beaches and towns along the coast quiet down significantly in the later half of the month and you can enjoy relative peace and quiet.

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Spiaggi Grande
 
The MAIN BEACH of POSITANO
 
“But Not The Best” 
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La SCOGLIERA BEACH CLUB
My Personal Favorite
“BUT IT’S NOT CHEAP’
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If Money is No Object Go

La Scogliera Beach Club
Positano
FORNILLO BEACH
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Fornillo Beach has a FREE BEACH Area
As Well as PAY For Chaise Lounge Beach Clubs

Positano
Septermeber October and Spring are Great Times to Go
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BOAT TOURS

The water is perfect in September for a boat tour to Capri or along the Amalfi Coast. The water is much less crowded with boats and yachts after the high season months of July and August, so you’ll have the coastal caves and coves virutually to yourself. You can also take advantage of lower prices for boat tours in the second half of September.

BOOK a BOAT TOUR along The AMALFI COAST / CAPRI

Nightlife in September

The temperatures are mild enough in September to dine alfresco, and restaurant terraces are still open. Clubs and bars are open on the weekends, centered around the Spiaggia Grande beach in Positano.

Events in September

At the end of the month, you can dine on fresh fish at the “la festa del pesce” on the Fornillo beach in Positano, when the town celebrates the end of the tourist season with food stands and music right on the water’s edge.

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Pizza Tours of Naples and What to Do in Positano Pompeii The Amalfi Coast

The Gorgeous Town of POSITANO
 
The AMALFI COAST – ITALY
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TOP 10 THINGS to DO in POSITANO
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PIZZA !!!
 
PIZZA or PASTA MAKING CLASSES
 
NEAPOLITAN FOOD WALKING TOURS
 
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POMPEII
 
ANCIENT ROME
ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS
 
POMPEII
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WINE TASTING LUNCH
 
WINERY on The SLOPES of MOUNT 
 
 
 
The tour begins when you reach Pompei by train from Sorrento. A private transfer will take you to the winery from Pompeii Scavi Station.
First you will meet the family owners of the winery with a welcome drink. Then take a stroll through the vines, some of which are hundreds of years old and learn about their process of organic farming without the use of pesticides. Be captivated by the history of the vineyard and by the wonderful views across the bay.
 
Enjoy a 4-course lunch prepared with local and homemade products. Each dish will be accompanied by the various wines they produce on the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius. Children can enjoy soft drinks and juices. Following the tour and lunch, transfer back to Pompeii Scavi Station.
Enjoy a WIne Tasting Lunch and priavete tour at the Winery
Relax with private transfer to and from the Winery to Pompeii Station
You have the Opetion, to Tour The Roman Ruins of POMPEII on your won, before or after you Wine Tour Linch at the Vineyards.
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Going to ROME ? Travel Guide

The COLOSSEUM
 
ROME , ITALY
 
 
 
 
ROME :  FOOD & DRINK – TOURS – HOTELS – EVERYTHING
 
 
Roma
 
 

Rome, Italy — a city that has captured hearts and minds for years. Like most big cities, you can spend a pretty penny in Rome if you aren’t careful. Luckily though, there are also numerous free things to do in Rome just waiting to be explored.

The Eternal City is a fascinating contrast of history and modern society living together in harmony. It seems that everywhere you turn there is a historical site surrounded by the modern city that has grown up around it.

 

 
The ROMAN FORUM

Home to incredible churches, fabulous museums, beautiful piazzas, and unmatched historical sites, Rome is an ancient city with loads of things to do.

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The COLOSSEUM
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Rome’s tenacity is best illustrated in its ancient monuments, remarkably intact nearly 2000 years on. Debuting in 80 AD, the behemoth 50,000 seat Colosseum famously hosted frenzied spectators who would watch gladiators facing off against each other or wild animals. No photograph can prepare you for the thrill of seeing it for the first time. More than any other monument, this iconic amphitheater symbolizes the power and drama of ancient Rome, and still today it’s an electrifying sight. The amphitheater dominates as the top tourist attraction in the city; Book Tickets in Advance to bypass the lines. 

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The PATHEON
 
ROME
 
 
Built by Romans in 126 A.D. in Rome, Italy, the Pantheon is the oldest, continuously used structure in history. The dome was and is a marvel of engineering and the design of the dome plus columns inspired domed landmarks worldwide.
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“EAT LIKE a ROMAN”
 
5 MUST EAT DISHES
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# 1  – BUCATINI  AMATRICIANA
 
  
 
 
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# 2  – SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
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It is hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the origins of carbonara. The most popular rumour says that the dish came about during World War II when American GIs were craving bacon and eggs, and a clever chef found a way to mix them into pasta. Egg yolk is the key to a good carbonara because the dish is never made with the addition of cream in Italy. Some newer Rome restaurants riff on the dish, offering seafood or vegetarian versions, but there is nothing like the umami explosion of the classic egg, bacon and cheese.
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# 3 –  CODA di VACCINARA
Roman Oxtail Stew
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# 4  –  PASTA CACIO PEPE
There are few dishes simpler or more satisfying than cacio e pepe–pasta with cheese and black pepper. The cheese in question is cacio–the word for Pecorino Romano in the local dialect. The finely grated pecorino is emulsified in starchy pasta cooking water to create a smooth sauce that is essentially pure cheesy goodness. Freshly ground black pepper helps to cut through the fattiness and adds a kick to the dish that Romans love. With so few ingredients, the key to cacio e pepe is a speedy chef who can ensure that the sauce comes out creamy instead of clumpy.
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Where to EAT It : Flavio al Velavevodetto
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# 5  – CARCIOFI GUIDEA
ROMAN FRIED ARTICHOKS
From The JEWISH GHETTO of ROME
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Perhaps it is true that anything will taste good fried, but there is a special place in Roman hearts for carciofi alla guidea. Looking like bronzed flowers, these deep-fried artichokes are a speciality in the city’s old Jewish quarter. The meaty globe artichokes attain their creamy-on-the-inside and crispy-on-the-outside perfection by being fried not once but twice. No need to separate the leaves or look out for thistles; these artichokes are eaten whole.
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# 6  – TRIPPA alla ROMANA
Roman Stewed Tripe
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Offal is a cornerstone of Roman cuisine, dating back to when Europe’s largest slaughterhouse operated just outside the historic centre beside the Tiber river. Workers were partly paid in these poorer cuts, and a distinctive cuisine emerged. The most beloved of all is trippa or tripe–the honey-combed upper stomach of a grazing cow. In Rome, the tripe is slowly simmered in tomato sauce and topped with cheese, resulting in a pleasant flavour so long as you can get past the slightly off-putting texture.

Where to get it: Checchino dal 1887


# 7  –  ROMAN PIZZA


Not to be confused with chewy Neapolitan-style pizza, Pizza alla Romana is cracker-thin and should always finish with a good crunch to the crust. The round pizza can be served with plain marinara sauce or piled high with toppings like olives, artichokes, egg and prosciutto alla capricciosa. The budget-friendly meal is most popular with young Romans, who hardly let a week go by without a night out with friends over pizza.

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ROMAN PASTA RECIPES
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MANGIA ITALIANO
CARBONARA – AMATRICIANA
CACIOE e PEPE
And MORE
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“ROME to The AMALFI COAST”.

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ROME to POSITANO The AMALFI COAST
 
 
PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE
 
DOOR to DOOR
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“I LOVE POSITANO”
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Classic Positano – What to Do

POSITANO
 
The Classic Shot
 
 
 
 
Drive in Style
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HOTEL Le SIRENUSE
 
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The HOTEL POSEIDON POSITANO

This is One of Our Favorite Hotels in Town

“We Just Love It”

 

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The HOTEL POSEIDON
 
POSITANO
 
Hire the Vintage VW for a Day
 
The TERRAZZO
 
POSITANO’s Most STUNNING VIEW
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VIEW From The TERRAZZO
 
 
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A TYPICAL ROOM
The HOTEL POSEIDON
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This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel Poseidon enjoys breathtaking sea views from its sun terrace. The beach and Positano’s historic center are within walking distance.

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a wellness area with a Turkish bath excavated in the rocks.

An extensive sweet and savory buffet is provided daily including scrambled eggs and bacon.

The elegant, rustic restaurant serves traditional Neapolitan cuisine. In summer, dinner is served on Hotel Poseidon’s terrace.

Poseidon’s rooms are typically Mediterranean is décor and design. They all feature free Wi-Fi. Porter service is available day and night, free of charge.

Location, location, location! Hotel Poseidon sits up on the hills and offers it’s guests incredible views of the beautiful coastal town of Positano. The hotel also had a fabulous pool, delicious restaurant and bar, and beauty centre. The rooms are adorable and authentic with almost all room categories boasting a private terrace.

The hotel is home to the incredible bar and restaurant Il Tridente which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinners! Chef Antonio Sorrentino and his team love to honor the Neapolitan culinary tradition; they created a menu with special dishes that have been passed on for generations! But aside from the incredible food and friendly staff, this place is the perfect spot to catch a Positano sunset while enjoying a refreshing aperitivo with good company!

This is our guests’ favorite part of Positano, according to independent reviews.

The POOL
 
One of Just a Few in All of Positano
 
HOTEL POSEIDON
 
 
 
 
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PRAIANO – The Amalfi Coast Italy

 


What to Do in Praiano





Church of San Genaro

PRAIANO


The Church of St. Gennaro stands grandly as the only building of baroque architecture along the Amalfi Coast. The cathedral has survived several rebuilds and renovations over the centuries. Its splendour is fully revealed inside, with intricate hand-painted majolica tiles covering its dome and terracotta floors.

The piazza next to the 15th-century church hosts several concerts, sports events and festivals throughout the year. It’s an especially awe-inspiring place during the Luminaria di San Domenico festival, which takes place in late July or early August. During this annual event, the piazza’s lit up by thousands of candles in the evenings.



Mairina di Prai Beach

Praiano


Marina di Praia beach might be small, but its setting is very dramatic with steep rocky cliffs hugging its pebbled shore. Enjoy endless sea views while cooling off in the shallow bay or relaxing on a rental sunbed, or escape the heat to enjoy a meal at the beachfront Da Armandino restaurant. It’s open for lunch and dinner.

The beach has been a busy place since medieval times, serving a spot where local fishermen built and repaired their boats. Today, much of the tiny pebbled beach is dotted with colorful boats and fishing nets jostling for space among the sunbathers.




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ROOMS with a VIEW

HOTEL PELLIGRINO

PRAIANO
HOTEL SMERALDO

BEST SOUVENERS in PRAIANO

LOCL CERAMICS


Ceramics are among the most popular items to buy in the Praiano area and the Amalfi Coast at large. Around town, you’ll find numerous custom shops where local Praiano residents create ceramics that include intricate designs primarily depicting natural scenery.

There are even certain spots in town where you can go and paint some ceramics yourself if you’re more interested in taking home a customized souvenir. In other locations, you can watch skilled and experienced artists craft ceramic works in person, so you can see how these works of art are made.


LIMONCELLO


If there’s one thing the Amalfi Coast and Praiano is known for, it’s lemons. These citrus fruits are grown throughout the area, bathing the entire town in a refreshing lemon scent. Because of this, you’ll find a wide variety of lemon products available. The most famous, however, is limoncello.

Additionally, you can find lemon granita, lemon treats, and lemon candies at food carts and in stores throughout town. There is even an abundance of lemon-scented candles and lemony influence on local perfumes and artworks that you can take home with you to help you remember your trip.






Other Things to Buy in PRAIANO


1)  Locally made Clothing
2)  Inlaid Wood Boxes
3)  Sea Urchin Crafts
4)  Art
5)  Handmade Jewelry

Marina Praia Beach

Praiano






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RECIPES – PRAIANO POSITANO NAPLES

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A CINQUECENTO

In POSITANO

FINE ART PIECE by Bellino







What to Do in Positano

 
POSITANO
 
 
 
 
 
What to Do in Positano
 
 
 
Positano is a beautiful little Beach Town on the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, in the region of Campania, with Naples as the capital city of the region. Sorrento is nearby, and many people stay in Sorrento as their base of operation to visit : Positano, Capri, The Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, and Naples.
 
The town of Positano is filled with pastel colored homes that seem to be stacked one upon the other, starting down neat the beach and climbing the heights of the town. Positano is filled with wonderful boutique shops that sell famous Amalfi Coast Ceramic, Unique Style Positano Clothing, Custom Made Sandals, Limoncello, and all sorts of things.
 
There are many wonderful restaurants like Bucca di Baco, Chez Black, and Da VIncenzo, along with cute little cafes, Pastry Shops, Salumerias (Latteria), and Gelaterias.
 
Don’t miss having an aperitivo Italian Cocktail on The Terrazzo of The Poseidon Hotel, Franco’s Bar at the Hotel Le Sirenuse,  or any of the many restaurants and cafes around town.
 
 
 
 
Top 10 List
 
 
1.   Do Nothing – Walk Around
 
2.    Eat
 
3.    Go to the Beach
 
4.    Hike The Path of The Gods
 
5.    Aperitivo Time Everyday (Italian Cocktails) at The Poseidon or Franco’s Bar
 
6.    Take Pictures
 
7.    Take a Boat Trip to Capri
 
8.    Eat Pizza, then get a Gelato
 
9.    Rent a Scooter
 
10.   Cocktails or Dinner on the Terrazzo at the Hotel Poseidon
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“What to Do in Positano” ?
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CHEZ BLACK
 
 
HEART SHAPED PIZZA
 
At CHEZ BLACK
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NEED a HOTEL
 
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If You Seek LUXURY ?
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The TOWN
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Positano
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La FONTELINA BEACH CLUB
 
CAPRI
 
Positano
 
The Amalfi Coast
 
 
 
 
 
“I LOVE POSITANO”
 
 
PATH of The GODS
 
 
HIKE The PATH of The GODS
“I Hiked The Path of The Gods”

CAPRI SORRENTO and ISCHIA TOO !!!

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AMALFI / ATRANI

The AMALFI COAST

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ARRIVING in POSITANO

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AMALFI Looking to ATRANI

 

 

 

POSITANO

Photo DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE

2019

 

 

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A Picture of an Old Picture of SOPHIA LOREN 

that I took at MARINA GRANDE

when I walked down there one day in May of 2018 

SORRENTO

ITALY

 

 

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Vespa on Ischia

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Piazza Dante

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At DUE GOLFI

You ccan walk the Pathway to MARINA PICOLO From Here

It’s a Lovely walk. Then Go SWIMMING

 

 

RAVELLO

 

Ravello

From Villa Rufolo

The AMALFI COAST

ITALY

 

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AVANTI is a Great Movie shot on the Island of ISCHIA

Directed by BILLY WILDER 

and Starring JACK LEMMON and JULIET MILLS

 

CHURCH of San GENARO , PRAIANO

 

 

BUCA di BACCO CHRISTMAS PANETTONE

 

The AMALFI DRIVE

 

 

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PRAIANO and The Church of San Genaro Looking to POSITANO

 

 

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PIZZA in PRAIANO
My FAVORITE BEACH CLUB

Via Amerigo Vespucci
Positano

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From the top of the PHOENICIA STEPS
ANACAPRI
CAPRI, ITALY
CAPRI 2015

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On my way to #CAPRI
2015
Capri
SUNDAY SAUCE 
BRACIOLE POLPETTE
MACCHERONI PASTA
And More ..
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ITALY
La Cambusa
Positano
Center Positano
Chez Black Pizzeria Ristorante
POSITANO
ITALY
POSITANO
In SPRING
Another Trip to POSITANO
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BACK in POSITANO
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Arienzo Beach
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POSITANO
T-SHIRTS – ART – COFFEE MUGS – GIFTS
POSITANO !!!
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The BEST of ITALY
SOPHIA LOREN
With PIZZA
AVAILABLE in 8 VIBRANT COLORS
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“DREAMING of POSITANO”
“DREAMING of POSITANO”
MONA LISA
“SHE’S ITALIAN”
Yes, most people might think she’s French. Hell no. The young womean, Lisa Gherardini was Italian, from Tuscany. She was married to Franceso del Giacondo who commissioned Leonardo da Vinci to paint his wife in 1517. It is beleived that da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in the town of Greve, about 18 miles south of Florence, at what is now the Italian Wine estate of Vignamaggio in Greve, in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany.

The Mona Lisa Italian: Gioconda  is a half-length portrait painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. Considered an archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, it has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. The painting’s novel qualities include the subject’s enigmatic expression, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modelling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism.

The painting is probably of the Italian noblewoman Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. It is painted in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel. Leonardo never gave the painting to the Giocondo family, and later it is believed he left it in his will to his favored apprentice Salaì. It had been believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506; however, Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic. It has been on permanent display at the Louvre in Paris since 1797.

The Mona Lisa is one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known painting insurance valuation in history at US$100 million in 1962 (equivalent to $870 million in 2021).

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“IT STARTED in NAPLES”
And ENDED on CAPRI
SOPHIA LOREN & CLARK GABLE
It’s SOLD OUT !!!
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Positano
Looking to Le GALLI ISLANDS at SUNSET 

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The 1st photo, Top Left is actually in Sicily, and it’s Madonna on vacation with her children, celebrating her Birthday, along with her son Rocco Ritchie.
Le Sirenuse Hotel , Fiat 500s, and Bes Selling Cookbook / Travel Guide author Daniel Bellino Zwicke with his lastest book POSITANO The AMALFI COAST – Travel Guide – Cookbook , 

 

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“Positano is never likely to attract the organdie-and-white linen tourist,” John Steinbeck predicted in Harper’s Bazaar in 1953. “It would be impossible to dress as a languid tourist-lady-crisp, cool white dress, sandals as white and light as little clouds, picture hat of arrogant nonsense, and one red rose held in a listless white-gloved pinky. I dare any dame to dress like this and climb the Positano stairs for a cocktail.” 

Steinbeck was spectacularly wrong. A decade after his article, the Rolling Stones wrote music in Positano and Jackie Kennedy vacationed in nearby Ravello. The Amalfi Coast comprises 34 miles and 13 towns on the Italy’s southern coast. Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1997, it quickly became a port of call for the subsection of rich people whose careers mainly entail broadcasting absurd luxury. For the sake of this article, I attempted to make an exhaustive list of celebrities who have vacationed in Amalfi, but it quickly became clear that even if I did this work until I died and left the task to my descendants, it could never be completed.

During the last two years, Google searches for “Positano” have spiked as dramatically as the cliffs into which the town is set. #AmalfiCoast has more than 330 million views on TikTok. “Everyone is on the Amalfi Coast right now,” comedian Kate Berlant reflected in her podcast Poog. “There it is—the poison of Instagram!” her cohost, comedian Jacqueline Novak, responded. “You’re walking around with this idea that everyone is on the Amalfi Coast right now?” And yet—this is how it feels.

A local Amalfi news site notes that this summer, tourism on the coast looks likely to break previous records—this despite the fact that the area usually enjoys high tourism numbers from Russia, whose citizens won’t be traveling this summer. The article credits social media for the boost. U.S. News and World Report ranked Amalfi number one in “Best Beaches in Italy,” number two in “Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe,” and number 3 in “Best Places to Visit in Italy.” Brides magazine put it first in a list of romantic places to honeymoon. In March, Rebecca Serle released the book One Summer in Italy, set in Positano. It sailed onto the best-seller list like a catamaran on a breezy day.

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Popularity has a price. All roads lead to Rome, but only one road leads to the Amalfi Coast. This means that travel during high tourist season is less “laughing merrily in your convertible” and more “hours-long gridlock nightmare as you scrounge in your tote bag for loose cashews.” A rule imposed this summer by the Italian government dictates that all throughout August and every weekend from June 15 to September 30, visitors to the area may only travel on the roads on odd- or even-numbered days, depending on the last digit on their license plate, CNN reports. The Italian economy suffered from the lack of tourism in 2020, during the height of the pre-vaccine pandemic. The influx of visitors since the country reopened to tourists is a mixed blessing. 

The average price of a hotel room in Positano has increased more than 20% since 2019, Bloomberg reports (it’s now a sweet, sweet $618.38.) Airline prices are at historic highs. So how, exactly, is everyone on my timeline affording this vacation? 

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Many visitors are likely funding their spectacular vacations not through largesse, but debt. A 2019 survey from Credit Karma found that about a third of all travelers and half of all millennial and Gen Z respondents said they had gone into debt for summer travel (the majority reported that they would be “willing to do it again.”) A survey from Allianz found that this year Americans plan to spend $2,122, on average, for vacation, a 50% increase from 2019. Despite the reports that air travel this summer has been and will continue to be “hell,” the last Sunday in June saw more travelers than any day since February 2020, a TSA spokesperson reported. At a dinner party recently, a woman mentioned in a world-weary way that she has visited Positano three times. She sounded exhausted, as if instead of the Italian coastline, friends and bachelorette parties had dragged her to Trenton, New Jersey.

For so many years I did not think about the Amalfi Coast—I thought about Paris and London and Bora Bora, and when I thought about Italy, I thought of Rome and Venice and Milan and Tuscany. Sometimes I thought about Pisa, Pompei, Florence, and Siena. Later I thought about whatever area Call Me By Your Name was shot. I cannot believe there is another part of Italy I am supposed to be thinking about. And yet. “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone,” wrote Steinbeck. Or in the words of a Glamour staffer who visited once for six hours: “I follow every account and look at the webcam of Positano every night before I go to bed because it calms me.”

Through a proliferation of images the novelist could never have imagined, the Amalfi Coast has amassed real estate in hundreds of millions of minds. If everyone on the Amalfi Coast jumped off a cliff—into sparkling sapphire waters—would you? Yes, of course. As long as someone was taking a picture.




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