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We first visited Positano on our honeymoon, March 1985 taking a bus driving south from Sorrento. The the road climbed towards the Colli di San Pietro, then descended into Positano. Once a sleepy little fishing village and the secret of painters and writers, its beauty has long since been discovered. We enjoyed a re-visit 18 years later, even despite it being more populated by tourists.
The Amalfi coastline is a driver's nightmare - constantly going forwards, then backwards and a bit further forward - squeezing past coaches and irate italian drivers. But do it - its worthwhile and so much fun watching the animated italians.
Positano lies at southern feet of the Mounts Lattari, protecting it from the Northwinds, and thus enjoys the advantages of a mild, dry climate. It is surrounded by green mounts, which form a sort of crown: Mount Comune, Mt. S. Maria del Castello, Mt. S. Angelo a Tre Pizzi (1444 metres high), Mt. Conocchia, Mt. Campo dei Galli and Mt. Paipo; towards south and east the gaze sweeps over the sea up to Punta Licosa and Capri. Three miles away from the coast a little arcipelago rises from the sea - "Li Galli" or "Sirenuse" - composed by three islands: "Gallo Lungo", "Rotonda", "Castelluccio".
On our recent visit we reached Positano by walking the Sentiero Degli Dei -"the pathway of the gods" from Bomerano. This 3-4 hour walk gives great coastal views from high above but be prepared for a long descent down many steps!!
- Pros:stunning scenery, designer boutiques.
- In a nutshell:a must visit on the Amalfi coast
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