If someone asked me to pick a favourite place in Italy, with so many varied towns and cities in this country it would certainly be a hard decision.
There’s no doubt however, that Positano would be right up there at the top.
Not having as long on the Amalfi Coast as we would’ve liked, my friends and I had spent most of the day in Capri with the intention of making it to Positano by mid afternoon.
Since it wasn’t the best weather and the sea was pretty rough the direct ferry between Capri and Positano was cancelled, meaning we had to take a ferry back (30 minutes) to Sorrento first before then catching the public bus there instead (one hour).
We were determined though, we couldn’t come all this way and not at least see Positano!
After waiting about an hour for the bus to arrive sadly we only made it there at about 5pm.
Side note: We actually made the hour journey in 45 minutes because our driver was psycho and sped the entire way along the single lane road which literally wound its way down the Amalfi Coast.
There was far too many people crammed in but I lucked out and got a seat, at least I thought it was good fortune until I realised the righthand side window offered a nice (frightening) view over the cliff’s edge at the Mediterranean sea far down below.
Dinner view one
So what to do with an evening only in such a beautiful place once you’ve survived the bus ride from hell?
After taking a slow walk down the hillside from where the bus dropped us off (and kissing the solid ground beneath my feet) admiring the stunning view from as many angles as possible, we decided it was time for dinner after all the running around.
We ate at a place called Il Fornillo which had a lovely view of the ocean and the surrounding homes, which were starting to light up as darkness fell.
The food was insanely fresh and delicious. My friends tucked into huge crayfish which looked positively amazing but as I was in dire need of some vegetables after none for a few days and ordered a minestrone soup which delivered in taste and healthiness.
This was our view from the table!
Dinner view two
On the bus ride back to Sorrento late that night we ran into some other friends of ours from the tour we were on.
They had gotten to Positano on the bus before ours, so we’d missed them.
While we were both gushing about our respectively awesome meals, they proceeded to tell us sitting next to them at dinner was Denzel Washington.
Maybe it was a good thing we hadn’t been at the same one, if I had been there it would’ve been hard not to rip out the White Chicks line “has anyone told you, you look just like Denzel Washington.”
I will certainly be back to Positano, next time spending a few days here since I didn’t even have the chance to make it down to the beach and admire the town from below!
Oh and just when things couldn’t get better in this stunning place.. as we walked back to the bus stop fireworks started out of nowhere.
Apparently there was a feast celebration on for a particular saint that day.