THE AMALFI COAST
A few years ago I had the pleasure of returning to the Almalfi Coast, somewhere I hadn’t been in 8 years, since my time studying abroad in my University days. Visiting as an adult, living in London at the time, the one thing on my agenda was to relax and soak-in the rays of sun!
Lolly Lux | Director of Finance
My trip began with a flight into Naples from London’s Gatwick. If you are traveling from the US, I recommend flying into Rome and hopping a train to Naples.
Naples to Capri: Skip the traffic and take a water taxi or hydrofoil (ferry).
Capri: Upon arrival bask in the glamour of this island fit for a Kennedy! Next, make a b-line for the funicular up the mountain. Unless, of course, you plan to retire to JK Place Capri.
“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.”
– John Steinbeck | Harper’s Bazaar, May 1953
Traveling to Positano: Take the ferry from Capri to Positano. One of the best ways to see Positano is by water. Unless you have a villa rental splurge and stay at the iconic Sirenue.
Getting around Positano: Positano is very walkable, and the ideal location to slow down and immerse yourself in all of the beautiful details.
Walking Tour: Positano is pretty small and easy to navigate, but it is so rich with history that you would never discover without an amazing guide. Enter Christine Ornelas, a native Aussie, who on vacation (gardening leave as a lawyer) fell in love with Positano, married a local, and now calls it home. Christine’s husband owns a deli and doubles as wine sommelier–she makes her last stop on the tour there for wine & cheese tastings–delicious! Loads of history and insider suggestions on beaches, dinning, shops, etc. The tour leave at 10:30 AM from the Piazza dei Mulini and usually last until around 1 PM.
“We went to the Sirenuse,” Steinbeck wrote, “an old family house converted into a first class hotel, spotless and cool, with grape arbors over its outside dining rooms. Every room has its little balcony and looks over the blue sea to the islands of the sirens from which those ladies sang so sweetly.”
Trattoria La Tagliata
The most unique dinner of my trip. Situated at the very top of Poistano, the view from Trattoria La Tagliata is absolutely unreal! It is 40 euro per person for six full courses served alongside local wines. The menu changes daily to incorporate the freshest ingredients.
You simply sit down and the food just starts coming… and doesn’t seem to stop for at least 2 hours.