The moment I reached the Amalfi Coast highway, my vision reached an impossible climax. The S shaped curved highways terrified me… but it amazed me even more. I spent nearly a decade dreaming about this place and it’s more than what I could’ve ever imagined, the colorful cliffside village was overwhelming. Positano takes the perception of signature colors to a completely new level.. establishing a generous melange of tones.
The beaches of Positano are covered with volcanic sand, all thanks to Mount Vesuvius (the only active volcano in mainland Europe). This is the same volcano that obliterated Pompeii, but also supplied the whole region with fertile organic remains and particles. The soil essentially allowed for the production of some of the best tomatoes and lemons. The magnificent view of the cliffside village on the Spiaggia Grande really intimidated me. There’s a huge reason why Positano was featured in Under the Tuscan Sun and why John Steinbeck ultimately immortalized it in Harper’s Bazaar golden age.
This type of magic cannot be captured on camera.
A Panini from one of the best panini shops on the coast: DelicatessenBlue Grotto Art in Positano
Ciao, J xx