“Positano bites deep, It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you’ve gone. Nearly always,when you find a place as beautiful as Positano, your impulse is to conceal it.”John Steinbeck (Harper’s Bazaar, May 1953)
My Perfect Weekend in the Real Positano…The Rolling Stones wrote ” Midnight Rambler ” here and the first ever bikini was worn in Positano! One of my favourite places in the world to spend a long weekend is Positano, Italy. I have spent a lot of time on the Amalfi Coast and this by far has to be one of the most breathtaking & romantic spots in the world. You don’t need a car or really any high heels as the town is built into amphitheatre like cliffs. The first thing you see is macarooned coloured beautiful buildings all stacked upon each other, beach umbrellas and fishing boats all surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea. The people who live here are always welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxed & effortlessly chic in a way only the Italians can achieve. Suddenly you fall in love & into the local way of life for a weekend. FLY: Fly to Naples with friends, rent a convertible and drive round the coast to Positano. BEAUTIFUL STAY: CASA BUONOCORE One of my favourite boutique hotels is Casa Buonocore – Seriously chic, understated, private & low key with beautiful bedrooms and views. I love the decor of this place, it is covered with Orchids, Jasmine and Moroccan Lanterns in every room. The beds are amazing too – which is actually quite hard to find in Italian hotels. Surrounded by a Mediterranean garden. As you walk through it the beautiful smell of jasmine & citrus is everywhere. Buonocore is five minutes from the beach.
LUXE STAY: LE SIRENUSE, PALAZZO MURAT, IL SAN PIETRO DI POSITANO There is always Le Sirenuse, Palazzo Murat, if you want a super luxe weekend and by far one of the most breathtaking hotels in the world is Il San Pietro di Positano – The views are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. It has its own private beach, accessible by taking an elevator. HEAD TO THE BEACH: FORNILLO, NERANO , SPIAGGIA GRANDE LOW KEY: FORNILLO is the beach to go to for low key, cool, AUTHENTIC beach bars & bright orange sunloungers. All you need is your Wayfarers and a bikini and your good to go! Every time we go to Positano we love to hire a boat for the day to visit Capri or Li Galli Island. DIVING: NERANO BEACH is the best Scuba Diving beach. HIRE A BOAT: POSITANO BOATS
Li Galli IslandLUNCH SPOTS for chilled out lunch with friends. DC: Bare feet & Cover ups… PUPETTO’S BEACH BAR : Vito, Pupettos owner, the most charming Italian man ever. DA ADOLFO: Opened in the 60’s by fisherman Giovanni Da Aldofo. You travel to the restaurant on a tiny boat to a beautiful cove. Its very rustic and small, but big on charm and the food. Giambattista Valli used Da Adolfo’s as inspiration for his SS13 collection. LA CAMBUSA : One of the best beach front Fish Restaurants. My dad loves this place! DINNER: RESTAURANT AL PALAZZO AT HOTEL PALAZZO MURAT Via dei Mulini 23. Dine Alfresco. Set in beautiful botanical gardens of the hotel. DC: Chic
DINNER WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW: AL MARINCANTON Cristoforo Colombo, 50, 84017 Positano, Italy DC: Chic
” The most beautiful panorama in the world” Gore VidalNIGHT: MUSIC ON THE ROCKS: Beach club by day / night club by night! Its definitly not Miami, you party in a Grotto of a cave BUT without Heff & his beauties – sorry guys! 😉 SUNDAYS: – Rent a boat & sunbathe all day in the Tyrrhenian Ocean. Positano Boats – Play Tennis: Tennis Al Settimo Piano, Viale Pasitea, 82, 84017 Positano, Italy – Best Pizza Place – Constantino & the Brasserie underneath the Hotel Covo Dei Saraceno – Take a hike watch the sunset and have an early dinner at La Tagliata Grill! Honestly this place is ITALY! The food is amazing. There is no menu ! It feels like your at home with your familia -I love it! – Best for Dessert (Dolce) – Da Vincenzo by Marcella! –PATHWAY OF THE GODS – A serious Hike but set in breathtaking natural beauty! – Take a Spa/Shopping trip to Capri for the day : Quisi Beauty, Via Camerelle, 2 – 80073 Capri (Napoli). Their hydrating facials are amazing! – Drink Limoncello – The place is famous for it! Buon Viaggio! Elle ♡ “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley