Basking in the sun on steep cliffs overlooking shimmering azure seas, Positano is one of the jewels in the Amalfi Coast’s glorious crown. Steeply-stacked, sun-bleached houses cascade down the mountainside in a rainbow of pastel hues, winding cobblestone streets are lined with wisteria-bougainvillea-draped hotels, chic cafés, and smart boutiques, and bronzed locals go about their daily business in a laid-back and relaxed southern Italian style.
The hub of village life is the beautiful crescent of Spiaggia Grande (Grand Beach) where the glam set show off their wares and children eat melting gelati in the sun. Fisherman pull their boats ashore under the colorful majolica dome of the parish church Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta and quaint trattorias overlooking the beach are packed with visitors sipping aqua di limone (freshly squeezed lemonade) or limoncello.
The ethereal beauty of this tiny Italian town wraps its arms around you and permeates every pore, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.
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