While writing yesterday’s post, the 5 Most Beautiful Places I’ve Been…So Far, I had a blast going through hundreds of old photos saved on my external hardrive from trips I did years ago.
I’ve been to Italy many times, but one of my favorite places there has to be Positano. South of Naples on the Amalfi Coast, Positano is one of the cutest and most beautiful beach towns I’ve ever been to. Filled with colorful bright houses built right into the mountainside on narrow switchback streets lined with lemon trees, it couldn’t be more idyllic. There is a little beach with tiny fishing boats and clear blue water surrounding the town, making it look like something straight out of a movie.
Wait, it WAS straight out of a movie. I first heard about Positano when I was watching the behind the scenes features of Under the Tuscan Sun, quite possibly my all-time favorite film. Frances buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim after a divorce, and she travels impulsively down to Positano after meeting a dashing Italian man, Marcello.
Though I didn’t find a Marcello in Positano, I did fall in love with the town itself, even drinking limoncello on the beach like Frances. It holds an idealized place in my heart and I will always remember my time there as pretty-much perfect. I can’t wait to go back one day and get to know it even better!
Have you ever been to Positano? What’s your favorite city in Italy? Do you ever go places that you have seen in movies?