Spiaggia Fornillo

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  • Day15


    July 1 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Splashed out and got the most amazing bnb with a lemon orchard and stunning view of Sorrento. Then we visited Positano and swam at the beach then headed off to Amalfi along a sketchy cliffside road.

  • Day7

    To Sorrento

    December 26, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We moved over to Sorrento for the next few days and will visit Pompeii and Herculaneum from here. Much easier and less hectic.

    So by 11, we were in our hotel. The room wouldn’t be ready for a few hours, and since it was a gorgeous day, we hopped on a bus to Positano. It’s the first major town on the Amalfi Coast. Wow wow wow. Just gorgeous. Nothing much to do except walk and eat, and luckily we enjoy both those things.

    Tomorrow Pompeii.
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  • Day93

    Positano and Montepertuso

    June 25 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After our walk back to Antares we headed back to the boat hoping we could stay there for the night but the swell caused by all the ferries, trip boats and hire boats was horrendous. We tried just to the west of Amalfi but no better so headed further west the boats were still zipping about so still lots of swell. In the end we anchored of Positano it was only a little better but it was here or head to Capri. The scenery on this bit of coast is incredible big caves, houses perched on cliffs, roads that are more bridges than roads. There were some properties that we think could only be accessed by boat and only on a calm day!
    In the morning we headed ashore for a wander around tow, it was already busy. We decided to walk out of town a bit, that meant going up. Well not we really more me, I was getting a bit stir crazy, anyway 1500 steps up later and we arrived in Montepertuso ready for a cold drink but cafe wasn’t open so settled for an ice cream from the corner shop before having a breather and a mooch. Met Blu a beautiful grey cat who was desperate for cuddles and pats, up on our laps butting our chins sadly he was wearing a flea collar so we couldn’t steal him. Back down to the boat and we headed to Capri for the night. The channel crossing was very choppy wind against tide, yep there was apparently 2 knots of tide going north with the wind from the north, we had to close the hatches and windows, but it all eased as we reached Capri and anchored off the south of the island to the east of Marina Piccolo.
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  • Day26

    Day 26 - Positano Arrival!

    October 5, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 64 °F

    Wow! Positano is stunning.

    After checking out of our bed and breakfast in Anacapri, we caught the (wrong) bus down to the Capri marina (followed by a taxi to the right place) to catch our quick 25 minute ferry to Positano on the Amalfi Coast. After we arrived at the Positano port, I saw our arrival message from our host, telling us to take a taxi or bus to the B&B. I looked the address up on Apple Maps and it said 0.3 miles, 7 minute walk...

    Tim gets a quick shot of espresso (bad idea!!) and we begin the walk (with about 30 pounds on our backs). Well...this 0.3 mile walk is essentially a hike up 400+ steep steps into a completely vertical cliff in the blazing sun. With no water. And without the phone navigation working, so I was pretty sure we were also lost. BUT...then we saw the B&B sign at our entrance...we made it!!

    Our awesome host gave us some water and let us settle in. This is the best place we have stayed by far. Our view of the cliffs and the buildings and the water is amazing. Of the 4 rooms in the B&B, ours is the only one with a private terrace. We also have a sitting area on the main terrace. The views are incredible.

    We caught our breath, changed into our bathing suits, and walked down the 400 (now easy) steps to the Fornillo beach. We had an awesome lunch on the beach, then got some chairs and an umbrella. I started a new book, Tim went for a quick swim, and we laid out in the sun for a couple of hours. We returned to our room to relax for awhile and to rinse off. Then we had some wine on our beautiful terrace and got ready for dinner. Our dinner was at a beautiful restaurant on the side of a cliff (as everything is here) - a bottle of Amalfi white wine, a pear and walnut salad to split, sea bass for Tim, and clam pumpkin ravioli for me, followed by tiramisu and decaf espresso. Amazing.

    Now, back to my book!! Goodnight!!
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  • Day27

    Day 27 - Positano Beach Day

    October 6, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    Today was a much needed relaxing beach day. After breakfast on the terrace, we climbed down to the beach. We got some chairs and laid out for about 6 hours. Tim went for a long swim, which included a small cave swim and jumping off of some rocks. I just read all day! We had an awesome lunch on the beach - mussels and clams for me and sea bass for Tim! After the beach, we hiked back up to our room for a few hours of more relaxing, this time in bed with the beautiful views of the cliffside outside our terrace. We finished the day with a wonderful dinner - prosciutto and melon to start, spaghetti with clams for Tim, spaghetti with shrimp for me, and tiramisu for dessert! Yum!Read more

  • Day28

    Day 28 - Path of the Gods (for Tim)

    October 7, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 57 °F

    Today was a fairly uneventful and relaxing day for me. I woke up, had breakfast, walked the long windy road through Positano, checked out the city center and shops, then laid out on a chair at the main beach and read my book for awhile. Then I got a sandwich at a cafe overlooking the sea and headed back to the B&B for a nap.

    Tim, on the other hand, had a very long and eventful day. He woke up, had breakfast, and set off for the famous Path of the Gods hike through the Amalfi Coast. It took a few hours, lots of walking, and two crazy bus rides to get to the start in Bomerano. He met a couple of friends and they set off for the 8 km or so walk. He said it was definitely the coolest hike he has ever done and that the views were amazing. The hike ends at Nocelle, a small town at the top of Positano, and then he walked the long road back home.

    (The walk is apparently not for anyone with severe fear of heights or vertigo...that's why I didn't go. I went back and forth for months whether I was going to do it. But I'm glad I didn't. Tim said there were definitely parts where I would have panicked.)

    Even though Tim was exhausted, we went out for our last Positano dinner. We split a cheese and meat plate with jelly, lobster pasta, and grilled sea bass. Yum!
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  • Day20


    July 1 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Gestern sind wir an der Amalfi-Küste eingetroffen. Über schmale, kurvenreiche Straßen, durch die die Motorradfahrer brettern, als gäbe es kein Morgen, erreichen wir unsere Anlage. Sie verfügt über ein Pool, daher sind alle Parkplätze für Hotelgäste belegt, denn die Einheimischen nutzen das Pool offenbar als Schwimmbad. Zufällig fährt jemand weg und wir ergattern einen Platz.
    Heute wollen wir die wunderbare Amalfi-Küste erkunden. Der erste Ort, den wir ansteuern wollen, ist Positano. Die imposante, schmale Küstenstraße windet sich die Steilküste entlang und bietet den einen oder anderen hübschen Aussichtspunkt mit freiem Parkplatz.
    In Positano haben wir parkplatztechnisch leider wenig Glück, schon weit vor der Ortseinfarhrt ist die Küstenstraße verparkt. Zum Parkhaus können wir uns nicht einmal hinstauen. Wir ändern die Taktik, fahren zurück nach Sorrent, lassen dort das Auto stehen und nehmen den öffentlichen Bus. Das ist viel entspannter, der verfügt der über eine breitere Knautschzone und auch Michael kann die Fahrt genießen.
    Positano schmiegt sich eng an den Fels, in den schmalen Gassen tummeln sich die Touristen, kleine Geschäfte locken, mit hübschen Sachen rund um die Zitrone. Ehe wir in das Getümmel eintauchen, nehmen wir ein ansprechendes Restaurant abseits der Trampelpfade, mit Schatten und Aussicht auf's Meer. Das ist wohl Dolce Vita!
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  • Day50


    May 14, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today I got up early and headed for the bus station to get the famous (notorious?) public bus from Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Only 8€ for an all day pass was a bargain compared to what the tour operators charged. A bit of research suggested arriving early to get a coveted right hand side of the bus seat for the views and that is what I did. Luckily at 8.30am on a Sunday it wasn't busy and I got a great seat to enjoy the sights from.

    The bus ride didn't disappoint as the bus squeezed itself past other buses and cars and travelled along cliffs and went through tunnels. We arrived in Positano quite quickly as there wasn't much traffic and the bus left us at the top of the cliff. A walk down through narrow lanes filled with shops and cafes eventually led to the beach. There was a couple of walks along the cliffs each side to explore the other bays which were quite lovely and not too strenuous.

    Once I had explored for a few hours and the temperature started hotting up, I headed up the cliff for the bus stop to carry on the adventure in Amalfi.
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