POSITANO// AN INSIDER’S GUIDE
Positano; the charming jewel of the Amalfi Coast. It’s the chicest place where you’ll find everyone from Olivia Palermo to Beyonce this Summer, and where we shot our campaign a few years ago, but which are the best places to see? We take some top tips from locals in the know…
WHERE TO EAT
This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a panoramic view over the Mediterranean sea with a menu composed of local and fresh ingredients. Take advantage of the seafood menu with the wine pairing, or taste a selection of fresh John Dory and pasta. For dessert, tuck into an orange pana cotta or a grapefruit pavlov, washed down with a shot of home made limoncello.
Within the idyllic hotel Le Sirenuse (aka Instagrammers heaven), La Sponda atmosphere is enhanced by the hundreds of candles lit every night for dinner. Whether you would like to take a longstanding lover or your best friend, you will be amazed by the magical experience La Sponda will provide.
Make sure you book in advance!
Via San Sebastiano 2, 84017
WHERE TO STAY
Make the most of your trip by staying in this « 2-minute walk from the beach » and luxurious hotel in the town centre of Positano. In a quiet atmosphere, Palazzo Murat offers a range of well-appointed and immaculate bedrooms with grand French windows opening to a private terrazza. Jump in the infinity pool for a relaxing afternoon or simply wander around the town to discover more about the local culture.
Breakfast and lunch are served al fresco, with a selection of homemade cakes and fresh fruit (from the hotel’s own kitchen garden) under a leafy pergola. You can even have your snacks by the pool, or in a hamper to take on your boat trip booked from the reception.
Access to all ferries towards Sorrento and Amalfi is very close to the hotel.
Prices starting £170 per night.
Via dei Mulini 23
WHAT TO VISIT
If you’re done with crowds and busy streets and look for more cliff jumping, escape for the day to Spiaggia Grande. The tours are available to book from many cruising companies along the coast, promising a thrilling and vibrant adventure in the Italian sea.
As they generally are private tours, you are allowed to swim in the grottos as long as you want to, making it an experience that all the family will enjoy.
Choose a sunny day with no wind and unite the pleasure of a boat journey with fascinating destinations along the route.
Check Cassiopea boat tours to book your private journey.
WHERE TO DRINK
For a great night out in the city, head to Franco’s. Not another seaside bar, this place is great for a post-beach aperitivo or a quiet contemplation of all that coastline beauty.
To avoid the wait and grab the best seats, arrive early and enjoy the musical background and a few gourmet nibbles. The menu offers delicious peach Bellinis, Negronis and Spritz, grilled almonds and side of chips.
You can’t book a table, but we highly recommend visiting their website for a foretaste of the magic.
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30