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A Day in Positano

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Positano is known for being such an enchanting place that it puts a spell on you that you’ll never quite be able to shake.

With crystal blue waters, amazing views from cliffs, and lemons almost the size of your head, how could you not be put under a spell?

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I will say the Amalfi Coast views and scenery are like something out of this world, though if I’m being honest, I don’t think I got bit by the magic bug on my day in Positano. And at the risk of sounding like a complainer, I’ll tell you why, only with the hopes that it will help you plan your own trip better!

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Just in case you don’t know, the Amalfi coast is a stretch of coastline made up of 13 picturesque towns, with Positano being one of the most iconic ones!

There is no direct flight to Positano, meaning that you’ll have to get there from a nearby town. We visited while we were staying in Rome and used Trenitalia to get from Rome to Naples. Then we took the smaller, local train, La Circumvesuviana to get from Naples to Sorrento. Then we took the Siti bus to get from Sorrento to Positano.

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Already all that traveling was tiring, and then the bus ride was just terrible. If you’ve heard about the Amalfi Coast you’ve probably heard all about the crazy roads and how insane the driving is.

Well, imagine taking these hair pin turns in a huge crowded and hot bus where you can’t even sit down. I get car sick enough as it is, and being a sardine lurching on every cliff size corner was well…a test of how strong my stomach is.

The bus was super cheap, but not worth it. If I could do it again I’d take the ferry. Hiring a private driver would be a good, albeit costly option. Same with a helicopter. Or teleporting could always work 😉

Then on top of that, the weather that day started off cold and windy. Which, for a place that is known for iconic beaches, being outside, and beautiful views, bad weather is not great.

You can’t predict the weather, but I think anything is 10x better when the sun is hot and shining! Everyone says to go in the offseason to avoid {as many} tourists, but I think if I went again I’d like to go in the summer to guarantee some hot days.

All that to say I may be the only person that didn’t fall in love with Positano right away, but when I got my stomach back from the lurching bus ride, the sun came out, and I had lunch (because #hangry), I started to see Positano for what is what…insanely beautiful!

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positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast

It’s an amazing mix of charming European buildings with Carribean style views, all with lemon trees and olive groves thrown in!

Positano being small can also be an asset, because it doesn’t take super long to see all the major spots. You’re best off using your feet to just explore!

Walking on the way to the iconic beach, Spiaggia Grande, you’ll see lots of cute boutiques, gelaterias, and restaurants to stop at. Every corner is charming and is just begging to get their picture taken!

Which, that’s probably what you came here for, the pictures. So enough talking from me. Scroll away and transport yourself to the wonderful land of sunshine, limoncello, cliffs, and lemon trees!

positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast
positano italy amalfi coast

As beautiful as it is, I think I’ll probably be the first person to say it’s not perfect though.

Positano is small, about 4,000 people, and everything is pretty much catered to tourists.

So I wouldn’t make a trip out of this one place alone, but a day in Positano would be perfect and your other time could be spent touring the beauty of the other towns on the Amalfi Coast!

I hope this post gave you a realistic experience of what to expect and what a day in Positano is like, but also showed the Amalfi Coast for what it is…simply spectacular!

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Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.