Positano is indeed picturesque with its dotted coastline of rugged cliffs & colourful pastel buildings. It is a photographer's landscape delight from afar. We took the local bus from Praiano to Positano - not too long a journey just depending on the traffic conditions during peak season.
I fully went a bit happy snappy with the beautiful views as I descended up on the city. The main beach below showcased the ideal of the Amalfi, with its colourful umbrellas dotting the beach. Pretty as it is to photograph - such a crowded beach wasn't my ideal holiday relaxation plan (in fact crowded beaches never are with the jacked up prices of renting a parasol & snacks) - which was another check for my list of deciding to NOT stay in Positano.
I love walking & exploring on my holidays and just in general - and for that Positano didn't disappoint. The little winding roads leading to cobblestone pathways in between rows and rows of colourful pastel boutiques & restaurants was enchanting. Be prepared for a lot of stairs!
I enjoyed window shopping and the general ambiance & energy in Positano however it was also obvious that Positano was very much a tourist's town, with the prices and crowds to match.
Down at the main beach & then time for some delicious gelati! And then time for a quick lunch stop, enjoying fresh buffalo mozzarella & tomatoes.
Positano was lovely to explore and indeed is a very picturesque town, resplendent with colourful buildings, pretty shops & enticing restaurants but it was a little bit too hectic an atmosphere for what we had in mind for our Italian escape.