"Up at the Villa" Top 5 Page for this destination Positano by Geisha_Girl

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The Talented Mr. Masseuse

It's amazing how this trip to the Amalfi Coast evolved from a simple visit to a charismatic masseuse in London. All I remember was that his name was James. He was a traveler who followed the "surf." He had those crystal blue eyes and the miracle hands of a Greek god.

As he worked his magic down my vertabrae, we discussed our world travel experiences. I mentioned how I just came back from Northern Italy and how I was studying the Italian language. He asked if I had ever been to the Amalfi Coast.........this region was unfamiliar to me at the time. I knew Capri and Naples but never heard of Positano, Ravello, Ischia.

He said I MUST visit this area. It was where they had filmed those beach scenes in the film, "The Talented Mr. Ripley." I remember the film and how I wondered where that spectacular area was.

The beauty about traveling is that you can meet a person for just a few minutes and they can have an impact on you that lasts a lifetime. I left the spa with a body melted like "buttah" and a brand new goal.

I must get to the Amalfi Coast!

6 months later, I am achieving this goal and I'm taking my crew with me.

I look forward to hanging with my "amici," fabulous dinner parties at home, sailing the blue coastal waters, and NO TAN LINES!!

I think I'll send James the masseuse a postcard from the villa........

No words can clearly define the beauty of Positano and the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Hopefully my pictures will. I tried to capture every essence of the lively character of these breathtaking towns and the spirit of our experience during our 2 week stay there.

They say that how far we travel in life matters far less than the memories we collect along the way. I will forever have the fondest memories of Positano.

John Steinbeck once wrote:

"Positano bites deep. It is a dream that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you are gone."

A Passion for Positano

It is true that "It just keeps getting better and better".............but it will be hard to imagine how it can get any better than this.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The town captivates you at every angle and the locals treat you like royalty
  • Cons:None. None at all.......
  • In a nutshell:It truly is La Dolce Vita
  • Last visit to Positano: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Totally agree with you about the Blue Grotto but I was wondering how al fresco dining at Amalfi could be considered "off the beaten path"?

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2007 at 10:22 PM

    The amalfi coast is truly amazing and I loved visiting it too. Great page you have here ;-)

  • Sep 19, 2006 at 10:58 PM

    who cares about my little brother. i want one for MYSELF! its all about me dammit! :) i see mirrr is already excited about positano. ive already planned around august for it :)

  • Anchovy56's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2006 at 10:27 AM

    Yes you are of course right once again...I have to keep telling myself that its just as you describe...Multi-purpose...

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2006 at 4:18 AM

    Amalfi has the most beautiful coastline in the world, I think. It's just amazing. We drove from Positano...looped around and then up to Rome. Positano lovely as well.

  • Feb 16, 2006 at 6:49 PM

    Your Positano pages are incredible. I spent a month there last summer and your pages brought back so many memories...although I didn't see any familiar faces in the pictures.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2006 at 5:31 PM

    Great tips Geisha Girl! Thanks for sharing.

  • leanne_pearc's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2006 at 2:42 AM

    It looks sooooo beautiful

  • xstacey's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2006 at 5:52 PM

    What's up, GG! It was great to meet and have dinner in Paris! Now we'e looking into a possible Italy trip so i was checking out your page - those villas sound great!

  • Dec 18, 2005 at 1:28 AM

    Hi G_G! Looks like you were having a great time here.... Have a fab sunday!


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