Positano

 

In the summer of 2016 I fell in love.  It was instant, passionate, and deep.  I had seen photos of the iconic umbrellas and coastline, but I wasn't prepared for how perfect and lovely Positano would be in person.  I was instantly drawn to the town's stunning landscape, vibrant colors, and relaxed vibe.  If you are looking for a european summer escape, my top recommendation would be Positano, Italy.  

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Positano is in a region of Italy called the Amalfi Coast.  The closest airport is Naples, however, you can fly into Florence or Rome.  After arriving at the airport of your choice you will need to take a Trenitalia train to Sorrento.  From Naples the train will take about 1.5 hours, from Rome 3 hours, and from Florence about 5 hours.  If you prefer, taking a water taxi from Naples is also an option.

Once you arrive into Sorrento there are a few options for getting to Positano both taking around 40 minutes..  The first (and easiest) is to book a private car transfer.  Cars can be arranged through your hotel or a private company and will cost around 90 euro one way.  The second option is to take the public SITA bus.  This option is much cheaper an will cost about 2.20 euro per person.  Before choosing your mode of transport consider how much luggage you have.  During peak tourist season the buses can get quite crowded, leaving little room for bags.  The streets of the Amalfi coast are also extremely windy so if you are prone to motion sickness I would recommend hiring a private car.