Our two week honeymoon began in Positano, Italy. It is towards the southern end of Italy and has some fantastic views of the Amalfi Coast! Positano also has beaches which was a must have for the first stop on our honeymoon.
Screen Shot of GoogleMaps
We decided to splurge a little in Positano. It was our time to relax, soak in being married and decompress after all that wedding planning. We spent an evening researching hotels in Positano using TripAdvisor and Rick Steve’s guide. When we finally stumbled upon Hotel Marincanto; I was immediately sold. The pictures showed phenomenal views and was within walking distance of the beach!
After a red eye flight from DC to Paris and finally to Naples we arrived excited, but exhausted. Luckily my husband had hired a driver to take us from Naples to Positano. The streets are crazy windy and narrow. I was VERY happy to not be driving myself in a foreign country while totally exhausted!! Hiring a driver was probably one of the best decisions we made.
We arrived in Positano and checked into the hotel. We were both STARVING so we changed quickly and walked down to the beach. Unfortunately we arrived at a weird time and had to walk around for a while before finding a place serving food. We stumbled upon Le Tre Sorelle. It had the MOST amazing pizza. The best pizza we had all vacation. Seriously I dream about this pizza it was so good. We went all three days for lunch. Ok I think you now get how amazing the pizza was!
After lunch we walked around and then retired to our hotel for a siesta. After a much needed nap we watched the sunset on our balcony. Such an amazing view!
For dinner we went to Ristorante La Cambusa. It was okay, but nothing to write home about. For our first night it was fine, but I’m assuming there are other better options for your first evening in Italy! My husband had been instructed that when you pass a gelato place you stop … always. So as we strolled (or really rolled) back towards the hotel we stopped for our first taste of gelato.
OMG the lemon gelato was to die for and totally worth feeling extra stuffed. :) Off to bed we went excited to spend the entire next day at the pool or beach!
Reading, sun tanning and have a beer by the pool took up the whole day! We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. We chose to stay by the pool instead of going to the beach where we would have to rent mattalas. Considering the beach was rocky there wasn’t any real need to be there when we had a gorgeous pool at our disposal, plus the view is so perfect from the suntanning patio.
We made the trip down to the beach for lunch at Le Tre Sorelle. When it was time to make some decisions about dinner out came the iPhone and directly to Trip Advisor app we went. Buca di Bacco had some good reviews and we remembered walking past it the night before. Boy did it not disappoint. The mozzarella melted in our mouths and the gnocchi was the best we’ve ever had. If I remember correctly it was called Sorrento gnocchi. Either way have it if you ever go it was to die for.
The night ended with a “gelato cap” and was the perfect end to our second day.
The day was very much like day 2. Time at the pool and then off to our favorite (and only) lunch place in Positano. We were sad our time in Positano was coming to an end.
Our last dinner was at Ristorante Covo Dei Saraceni. It was an amazing choice for our last night with top notch seafood and pasta!
We made friends with a couple who was also honeymooning at the table next to us. It turned out that the woman works in my hometown as a school teacher. What a small small world we live in! After dinner we hit up a new gelato place and ended up getting the lemon gelato for the third day in a row. Some how it just didn’t get old.
Ciao and see you in Sorrento!