Da Adolfo – Positano

This past weekend Riz and I decided to ditch the London heatwave and head to the beach in Positano for a few days of sunshine. We left Thursday evening and arrived in Positano way after midnight and checked into our gorgeous Airbnb, Villa Marisole and crashed immediately. A huge thank you to our host, Gaetano, for staying up so late for us!

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Waking up to this remarkable view, we couldn’t have got up and out fast enough.

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We weaved our way down the cobbled streets and staircases, enjoying the views and a couple of cappuccinos along the way.

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It’s a long way down and there’s no shame in stopping to admire the view when you get short of breath.

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Treat yourself to some lemon sorbet to cool off. The best in Positano.

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Finally, you will get down to the shore.

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Hop on Da Adolfo’s little boat, with the big red fish on the mast, from Positano’s main pier in town. After about ten minute journey along the stunning coastline, you’ll be whisked away to a wild simplicity, rustic Italian charm and a sense of Mediterranean escapism of the tiny Laurito beach.

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The boat pulls into a charming little bay with crystal clear waters and you’ll see Da Adolfo.

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It’s the kind of place you can walk off the beach with sandy feet and salty hair straight to your table and tuck your feet into the cooling sand floor while enjoying your lunch. Da Adolfo is buzzing with happy, unpretentious people, kids are joyfully running from the beach to the table and the charismatic waiters will happily guide you through the local specialities and the daily specials. 

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Order a jug of local wine with ice-cold sliced peaches. 

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Grilled mozzarella served on lemon leaves. 

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Dangerously good mussels in an intense, garlicky tomato sauce. Dipping your bread in the sauce is the best part.

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Grilled octopus.

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The best spaghetti alle vongole I have ever had. We ate it so quick I forgot to take a picture of it… Here’s what’s left of it. Go, see and taste for yourself.

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We spent the rest of the day swimming, snoozing and reading our books. And eventually, as the sun began to set, we hitched a ride on the last boat back to Positano. 

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A perfect start to the summer ❤️

Make sure to book ahead, by phone.

DA ADOLFO

Via Laurito 40, 84017 Positano  |  +39 089875022  |  website

35 Comments

  1. 22nd June 2017 / 12:25 pm

    And then you hiked all the way back up to the Airbnb? Did you stop for more refreshments on the way?

    • 22nd June 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Hi Sue – yes we did, it was quite a walk 🙂 mostly stairs! We stopped for dinner along the way and got back to our Airbnb quite late after sunset so it was easier in the cooler air.

      • 22nd June 2017 / 5:22 pm

        That’s quite a workout for a relaxing weekend! <3

        • 24th June 2017 / 5:08 pm

          After all the delicious pasta we ate that day it did us good 🙂

  2. 24th June 2017 / 11:57 am

    Wow this looks absolutely incredible! I have never been to Europe! I’m so jealous you can jet set off to another country so easily! Not so easy in Australia!

    • 24th June 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Hi, Bonnie! We met a lot of people from Australia in Positano, many of them were on a European tour 🙂 I would love to visit Australia someday too, but like you said, it’s not as easy since you’re further away. Living in London is great for travelling anywhere in Europe, fairly quick and affordable.

  3. Zana
    24th June 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Wow I have visited a lot of places but this one – splendid, breathtaking. The photos are magical. Everything looks perfect. Hope you had a great time.

    xx

    • 24th June 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Zana! I had wanted to visit Positano for so long so it was definitely a dream come through… we had such nice time and really hope to go back sometime. More posts from Positano coming soon xx

  4. 24th June 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Wooow that looks insane !! love every single picture..The views ! Everything ! ohh I want to go there !!

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thank you, I’m so glad you like it 💗It is so beautiful there!

  5. 24th June 2017 / 2:51 pm

    The pictures make me want to really visit the place <3 And also because I am a sucker for beaches! haha

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you, I really appreciate that xx There’s a big beach in Positano as well and many along the coast – plus, you can do trips to different parts of the coast and Capri on boats as well. We would have loved to visit Capri but didn’t have enough time – next time 🙂

  6. 24th June 2017 / 7:37 pm

    This looks absolutely stunning! The Amalfi coast is so gorgeous, I’ve spent a lot of time around the Campania area but not made it down to Positano but would love to visit!

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:18 am

      Hi Emily! Italy is wonderful – we use to live in Firenze and never visited the Amalfi coast back then (!!!) This was my first time back since we moved to London and it brought back so many memories. Do you go on holiday / family in Campania?

  7. 24th June 2017 / 8:24 pm

    That view is amazing….it’s such a lovely place….it’s great to walk and actually enjoy it..taking pictures and all

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:19 am

      The walk down was lovely – it was the walk up that was hard 🙂

  8. 24th June 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Oh my freaking god take me with you! Everything looks so gorgeous and I’m happy that you had a lovely weekend getaway 🙂 I wish that heatwave would come soon here as well, I’m starting to get sick of this +14’C & rainy weather 😀

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:25 am

      Come anytime and bring little Dino 🙂 I’ve been hearing from family and friends about the lousy weather in Finland – its gotta get better! xx K

  9. 25th June 2017 / 6:31 am

    Me and my girlfriends so wanted to visit Positano when we were in Naples but unfortunately we ran out of time… looks amazing!

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:27 am

      We ran out of time to see Naples 🙂 oh well, good reason to go back!

  10. 26th June 2017 / 9:05 am

    What an amazing place!
    View is just stunning. Would love to visit this place. 🙂

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:10 am

      Hi Bhupendra – It was wonderful and a long time dream of ours. I’m sure you would it too 🙂

  11. 26th June 2017 / 11:48 am

    Such a stunning place. Really want to visit that part of Italy soon.

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:08 am

      Positano really was even more beautiful than I expected – I’m sure you will love it! xx

  12. 26th June 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Positano looks bellisimo (hehe pardon my broken Italian)
    When I traveled to Italy, I only managed to hit the main cities. Looks like I sure missed out on a jewel. Adding it in my bucket list for later !
    xx
    J blogthat90sgirl.wordpress.com

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:09 am

      It’s a really good reason for many returns 🙂

  13. 26th June 2017 / 6:59 pm

    This place looks so wonderful! I was stunned by the beautiful azure color of the water. Want to visit this place!

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:42 am

      Positano and Da Adolfo are so beautiful and amazing destinations – we absolutely loved it!

  14. 26th June 2017 / 8:45 pm

    That London heatwave is horrible, so this looks much much better!

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:40 am

      I agree! Being in the city in the heat is not my idea of fun – beach much preferred 🙂

  15. Analesha
    26th June 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Wow this looks like something from a travel magazine. Absolutely gorgeous photos.

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:39 am

      Thank you so much Analesha, I’m so glad you like it 💗

  16. 26th June 2017 / 11:21 pm

    The pictures and the place look amazingly beautiful !! Your photography skills are so good.
    I’m glad you had a great time 😀

    • 27th June 2017 / 9:35 am

      Thank you Salma, I’m so glad you like the pictures, means a lot to me 💗

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