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I have a lot of favorite places, but of those favorites, Positano is at the top of the list. If you’re in search of the dolce vita, Positano is the place to be. Whether it’s the pastel covered hills, spectacular coastal views of the Mediterranean, or the charming Italian restaurants, this is what dreams are made of.
I’ve discussed Positano previously here, but pulled together a packing list for any of you lucky enough to visit the Amalfi coast this summer.
Exploring the town and enjoying a coastal drive
A stroll down Via Dei Mulini is about as charming as it gets. Among the fashionable boutiques are cobblers that will make you beautiful sandals to fit your feet. The perfect souvenir to bring home with you. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes as there are so many stairs in this village. The Italian sneaker brand, Superga, is perfect for a long day exploring. You can also find my travel shoe recommendations here. If you rent a car or hire a driver, don’t forget to pack a scarf to protect your hair from the wind.
Hiking the Path of the Gods
The path of the Gods hike can be difficult to locate, but it is an incredible path that links Agerola to Nocelle. Keep your eye out for a sign indicating the Nocelle path. It’s a bit strenuous, but so worth it for the views and fresh air. And when you’re done you’ll have earned your gelato!
A Day at the Beach
A day spent at one of the beaches in Positano is a must. It’s worth the splurge to rent a lounge chair and umbrella, especially because the pebble beaches aren’t too comfortable to lay out on. For a perfect day, make a reservation for the beach club at Da Adolfo. They will pick you up by boat and whisk you away to a small beach 15 minutes outside of Positano, where you can swim and play to work up an appetite and then head to the most amazing lunch you’ll ever have.
Don’t forget a comfortable and stylish swimsuit, coverup, and sandals.
Dinner at Chez Black and Limoncello at Franco’s Bar
In general, Positano is a casual and laid back village, but you’ll definitely want to pack a couple cute dresses for memorable dinners. Chez Black is an institution down at the waterfront, but there are so many incredible places to dine, pop into any that catch your eye. Don’t forget to stop for a night cap at Franco’s bar.
If you want more travel advice for Positano, see my post here.