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Photo Friday: Positano, Italy


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?

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7 Responses to Photo Friday: Positano, Italy

  1. Kirstie August 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    My mom is talking about visiting me next Semana Santa and traveling around Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is one of the top places I want to go, and now I’m even more excited!

    • Elizabeth Carlson August 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      It’s truly amazing! I was there during semana santa too! I hope it all works out, I can’t wait to go back one day 🙂

  2. Giorgia from Naples August 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    You know that I’m from Naples so I’ve been there tons of times and I love it!

    • Elizabeth Carlson August 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

      ah that’s right! I’m so jealous! It’s my favorite part of Italy, so beautiful!

  3. Laura February 18, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    Positano is gorgeous and the whole Amalfi region is a beautiful place to tour. Old world charm for the win!

  4. AdventureStacy July 10, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    I’m off to the Amalfi Coast tomorrow! Bring on those famous Positano steps!


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