You’ll want to visit Positano because it’s spectacularly beautiful, but there are many unusual things to do in Positano that you should add to your bucket list. I’ve been in love Positano for decades, this gorgeous Amalfi coast hill town that spills down to the sea with a blast of Mediterranean colors. I love the winding narrow streets and steps so full of charm, the amazing views that change with every step you take, the outstanding seafood, ceramics and quaint shops. Take in the beauty, along with its wonderful food but also try out some of these unusual things you can do in Positano.
I took a one day boat trip from Capri to Positano just a few weeks ago to meet with Nicki Storey who’s lived in Positano for a few decades now and she shared lots of her ideas on unusual things you can do when you visit Positano.
We met at Ristorante La Cambusa and sat right here while we chatted, so you not only hear us in this episode but also the bustling sounds of the restaurant.
Everything about Nicki and her life in Positano you’ll find in her Instagram profile and her YouTube channel, the Positano Diaries: she’s a prolific Instagrammer and YouTuber and you’ll love what she does. But that’s not all: Nicki is also a top-level makeup artist and travels all around the Amalfi Coast getting her clients dolled up for wedding ceremonies and special events.
In this Youtube video you’ll see a wedding Nicki worked on in Amalfi, a look around her mountain high vegetable garden and dinner in one of her favorite restaurants.
Top 8 Unusual Things to Do in Positano:
1. Amalfi Coast Boat trip + 2. a small hike up above Nocelle
Check out the details for both in this YouTube video.
3. Day Trip to Ravello and What to Do there
Check out the details in this YouTube video.
4. Order a picnic at Casa e Bottega + 5. Kayak to an empty beach for the day
Check out the details in Nicki’s YouTube video.
6. Take a Day Trip to Vietri to Buy Hand-painted Ceramics
You can purchase lovely vases like these, or gorgeous dishes. You can also have hand-painted ceramics custom-made and shipped.
7. Take a bus all the way up to the top of Positano and beyond to the mountain town Nocelle and then walk back down to the Positano town center.
You’ll find public buses right at the bus stop on the main road that passes through Positano.
8. Enjoy breakfast at a cafe overlooking Positano.
On the street just above the family-owned and operated Casa Cosenza is a tiny alimentari that also makes wonderful breakfasts including piping hot, flavorful, three-inch-deep torte rustiche (quiche). Sit outside at one of the wrought iron, painted white tables for your coffee, cornetto and fruit. And a slice of torta rustica; what a way to start the day!
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