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!
Waking up to this remarkable view, we couldn’t have got up and out fast enough.
We weaved our way down the cobbled streets and staircases, enjoying the views and a couple of cappuccinos along the way.
It’s a long way down and there’s no shame in stopping to admire the view when you get short of breath.
Treat yourself to some lemon sorbet to cool off. The best in Positano.
Finally, you will get down to the shore.
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.
The boat pulls into a charming little bay with crystal clear waters and you’ll see Da Adolfo.
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.
Order a jug of local wine with ice-cold sliced peaches.
Grilled mozzarella served on lemon leaves.
Dangerously good mussels in an intense, garlicky tomato sauce. Dipping your bread in the sauce is the best part.
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.
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.
A perfect start to the summer ❤️
Make sure to book ahead, by phone.
Via Laurito 40, 84017 Positano | +39 089875022 | website