Part IV: Positano also known otherwise as heaven on earth

Monday, July 26, 2010



{our hotel's terrace, Albergo California}
{Le Sirenuse hotel where Only You was filmed}
{heading towards Capri for the day}

Positano was nothing short of spectacular.  We felt a bit like we were in a fairy tale there.  In fact, I've said to my husband a few times since arriving home, "Did it all really happen?"  We were in Rome (that's for tomorrow!) shortly, than left for Positano.  Getting to Positano feels a bit like the movie title Planes, Trains, and Automobiles... we took a train from Rome to Naples, a subway from Naples to Sorrento, and a bus from Sorrento to Positano.  It was about ten o'clock at night when we were trudging down their main street, Via Cristoforo Colombo, past restaurant-goers with our huge backpacks on.  But, alas, we had arrived at Albergo California (which we just discovered is in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun!).  We unpacked quickly, showered, and headed out for my favorite gelato of the whole trip: peach (which, in Italian is pesca; I was suspicious of fish-flavored gelato).  Then we spent three amazing days loving life and... the coast of Italy.  We took a boat ride to Capri, checked out all the amazing boats in their marina, ate, had too-expensive gelato at J.K. Place Capri (but appreciated their fiiiine interior decorating) and walked around.  Back to Positano, ate, swam, got stung by jellyfish (just me... whatever jellyfish, whatever!), ate, walked, slept, ate, walk, swam.  You get the picture.  It was ridonkulous.  

29 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds magical:) You had me on the first photo...Such a beautiful view:)
    Happy Monday

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  2. this trip looks and sounds like a dream....i'd have to pinch myself too!

    the photos you captured are fantastic!

    xo

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  3. Wow these photos are simply beautiful!!!! xo

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  4. amazing. it looks so gorgeous and just like italy should :)

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  5. I just want to jump into your pictures!!

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  6. sounds like you sustained all the injuries on this trip. sucks.
    i want to recreate this trip with you guys and me. yup, just the three of us ...oh i guess grant can come too.

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  7. I'm so enjoying all of these photos and details. I just want to jump into them! You look gorgeous--traveling to Italy certainly seems to agree with you. Glad you had a great time. (What shoes did you decide on?)

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  8. Italy is rich is beauty. I've been to Capri but not Positano, it looks amazing.

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  9. i just love italy... i could eat my weight in gelato.

    positano looks absolutely stunning! i am officially envious.

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  10. I don't know Ahn (other than the fact that she's a great guest poster), but I read her comment and...
    ...I'd love to tag along on that trip- because odd #'s don't work well in traveling. I'd be :) to even it up for you guys.

    Seriously- the pictures are absolutely beautiful. Too beautiful to even pick a favorite, but I do love the ones with both of you in them. Can't wait for Rome!

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  11. It sounds so amazing! I love your photographs! I sooooo love the film, "Only You"! Eww...Jellyfish, huh? That had to suck! Mmm...Gelato sounds YUMMY! :)

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  12. holy mother of GOD this is amazing.

    i wish i had something more profound to say, but i'm speechless.

    xoxo,
    carrie

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  13. I am so jealous! And you are so beautiful! I need to book mark these pages for my trip to Italy.

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  14. (besides the jellyfish mishap... OUCH.) everything sounds like a DREAM. i might have said that on the other posts about your trip, too, but whatevs... it all sounds too good to be true! positano looks absolutely breathtaking. i wish teleporting existed, i would so be there RIGHT NOW.

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  15. so beautiful. We lived in Italy for 6 months a few years ago and I have been longing to go back and stay forever ever since!

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  16. bridget, your trip looks like a dream! I went to Italy when I backpacked in college, but I missed out on the coast! I think I was secretly waiting to go back with a handsome man in tow! looks so romantic :)

    p.s. the pesto lasagna a few posts back is making my mouth water. I NEED IT NOW.

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  17. oh my gosh these pictures are stunning!! It sounds like you had a great time. I'm glad it was peach not fish gelato :)

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  18. Beautiful photographs. I have always wanted to visit Italy. SO jealous!

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  19. This is so fabulous! I love Under the Tuscan Sun purely for the location and always wanted to visit there. Jealous would be an understatement!

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  20. This. Looks. Amazing.
    A picture really does speak a thousand words!
    xxx

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  21. oh my goodness! these pictures are absolutely heavenly

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  22. OMG! We had to put off our trip to Europe this summer, and I am kinda glad we had to now. I have to go here when we visit Italy next summer.

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  23. I LOVED sipping overpriced cocktails at La Sirenuse. it is magical.
    Positano was my favorite - loved the every inch of it! so crazy we were there at almost the exact same time.

    also, am completely obsessed with your life!

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  24. thank you so much for referencing only you... the stupidest and best movie ever! i've watched it 165345 times. :)

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  25. sigh this makes me miss positano SO much!!! we stayed there the last 3 days of our trip and it was heaven.

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