Positano The Amalfi Coast

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ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE to POSITANO THE AMALFI COAST

POSITANO

 

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On The AMLFI DRIVE , Sorrento to Amalfi

Getting to Positano and The Amalfi Coast from Naples or Rome, we will tell you how. First off, if you are coming from Napoli there are several ways with varying cost. For example, it can cost from $200 to $300 to have a private car drive you from Napoli to Sorrento or anywhere on the Amalfi Coast, while it will cost you about 7.2 Euros to get from the Train Station in Naples to the popular destination of POSITANO. And if you are just going from Napoli to Sorrento it will cost you only 3.6 Euro on the Circumvesuvviano Train. Then if you are going on to POSITANO or AMALFI, it is another 3.6 Euro for the Blue Sita Bus, or 12 Euro if you take one of the more frequent RED BUSES.

If, rather than going to Naples by Train, you have flown in, one of the best ways to get to Sorrento, Positano , or anywhere on the Amalfi Cost, you can take an Affordable Airport Shuttle from the Naples Airport directly to Sorrento and All Points on The Amalfi Coast.

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Ever since my first visit to Positano and Napoli way back in 1985, I love taking the Circumvesuviano Train from Napoli Centrale Stazione to Sorrento, then catching a bus from Sorrento to Positano. The first time I went, someone told me to get off the Train in Meta and catch the Blue Sita Bus from there to Positano, which I did. I believe I waited about 30 minutes for the bus to come. I waited at a little caffe at the train station in Meta. I had a Fresh OJ and Gelato while I waited.

Then it was on the Blue Cita Bus for the most magnificent Bus Ride of my life. Oh My God! The bus ride from Sorrento (or Meta) is absolutely Breathtaking, ad one you’ll never forget. Try to get a seat on the right side of the bus if you can for the best most spectacular views  of your life. It’s a trip you’ll never forget, I never did, even still to this very day 33 years later. And when you get to Positano? You’ll see.

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FERRY SERVICE : Ferries from the Marine Terminal in Napoli cost about 27 euros. Checck Time Tables as they change at various times in the yeat. You can take a Ferry Direct from Napoli to Sorrento for about 27 Euro. If you wanto to go on from there, you can Catch a Ferry Boat in Sorrento to POSITANO, AMALFI, MINOR, and SORRENTO. Ferry Boats from Sorrento to Positano run between 21 – 25 Euros, Sorrento to Amalfi about 27 Euros.

Tickets from Naples to Sorrento cost EUR 3.60.

Trains to Sorrento always depart from track 3. To reach this track, there are no elevators or escalators. Pay attention to the display and make sure you board a train to Sorrento and not Sarno!

It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by train from Naples to Sorrento. DD trains do not stop at all the stations, so reach Sorrento in about 50 minutes.

Sorrento is the final stop on the line.

There is an elevator at the Sorrento station, which is located in the center of Sorrento.

There is no luggage storage area on the train, and no air conditioning.

Sita buses for the Amalfi Coast depart from right outside the Sorrento train station, and you can purchase tickets at the ticket stand near the bus or at the newspaper stand in the station.

Tickets from Naples to Sorrento cost EUR 3.60.

CIRCUMVESUVIANO TRAIN SCHEDULE NAPOLI to SORRENTO

and Stopping at Many Towns In-Between Naples and Sorrento

There are also Trains leaving as Early as 6 AM , and The Last Train From Napoli to Sorrento is a 9 : 30 PM (21:39) …

Tickets from Naples to Sorrento cost EUR 3.60.

When your arrive at SORRENTO, you can Catch Either a BLUE SITA BUS for 3.6 Euros or get a RED TOURIST BUS for 12 Euro ($14.24 US Dollars). 

The BLUE SITA GOV’T BUS goes from Sorrento to Amalfi, making Stops in POSITANO and Praiano.

The RED TOURIST BUS cost more (12 Euro), but has more buses and is worth the extra cost.

SORRENTO SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Shuttle Buses From Airport & Train Station in NAPOLI

To SORRENTO POSITANO PRAIANO AMALFI & RAVELLO

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Marina Picolo Sorrento

This is where the Ferry comes in From Napoli

Or You Can Catch a Boat to Positano, Capri, Ischia, Amalfi, or back to Naples

FERRY SERVICE : Ferries from the Marine Terminal in Napoli cost about 27 euros. Checck Time Tables as they change at various times in the yeat. You can take a Ferry Direct from Napoli to Sorrento for about 27 Euro. If you wanto to go on from there, you can Catch a Ferry Boat in Sorrento to POSITANO, AMALFI, MINOR, and SORRENTO. Ferry Boats from Sorrento to Positano run between 21 – 25 Euros, Sorrento to Amalfi about 27 Euros.

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Ferry Boats Connecting from Napoli / Sorrento /

Capri / Positano / Ischia / Amalfi / Salerno

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Shuttle Bus Direct from the Airport in Naples, directly to your hotel in Sorrento, Positano, Ravello , or Amalfi.

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SUNDAY SAUCE

 

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Positano

WELCOME to BEAUTIFUL POSITANO

And The ULTIMATE GUIDE to EVERYTHING POSITANO

EAT – DRINK – SLEEP – EXPLORE – SWIM – PLAY – GET AROUND

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The MAIN Beach at Positano

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Pulling Into POSITANO

This is a Great Car … But it’s Best to Leave the Car at Home

GETTING to POSITANO

The BEST WAY

There are several ways to get to Positano, either by Bus, Car, or Boat, and some ways are much better than other ones. 

If you are Flying into the Airport in Naples, you can get Affordable Ground Transportation , directly from the Airport to Sorrento, where you can take a spectacular Bus Ride, or Ferry Boat directly from Sorrento right to the center of Positano. 

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POSITANO

Wish You Were There ???

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NAPOLI DAY TOURS to POSITANO

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How to Get There

Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. arrive by FERRARI

in “ONLY YOU”

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WHERE to STAY

This is Where Billy Zane, Marisa Tomei , and Robert Downey Jr. Stayed

Le SIRENUSE HOTEL

“ONLY YOU”

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WHERE to EAT

in POSITANO

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Best Beaches

In POSITANO

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WHERE to EAT on The AMALFI COAST

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MAPS of POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST

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Movie’s Set on Capri

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The Path of The Gods

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The AMLFI COAST

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Cheapest Budget  Hotels

In POSITANO

The AMLFI COAST

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VIEW From Le SIRENUSE

Thee PLACE to STAY in POSITANO

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CASA ALBERTINA  … Positano

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Look at This View ??? !!!!

How’d You like to Have Your Breakfast Here ?

One of Our ALL-TIME FAVORITES CASA ALBERTINA

POSITANO

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Casa Albertina

LUXYURY For LESS

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Beautifully Appointed Rooms 

Casa Albertina is a wonderful 1st Class little family run Hotel that is perfectly situated so you get a nice view of the town from just a little way up, yet a short easy teen minute walk to the Beach and Center of Positano. 

I first discovered Casa Albertina way back in 1986 and had 3 glorious days staying there. The son Lorenzo gave me a special rate, seeing I was a young man (22) and probably didn’t have much cash. This hotel is beautifully appointed and the entire staff provides the most friendly service. Casa Albertina is an Absolute Gem.

Note : The first time I stayed at CASA ALBERTINA was the Summer of 1986. The owners sone Lorenzo gave me a special rate of $79 a night, and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The next year when I came back, the price had gone up to $119 a night. When I checked the prices in May of 2018, the rate was $279 a night, and actually a reasonable rate for the quality of this hotel, which is not super deluxe, but does make it in to the luxury category of hotels.

CASA ALBERTINA … Via Tavolozza 3  … POSITANO , ITALY  … Reserve a Room

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Me at Casa Albertina

Breakfast with Nicoletta

Summer 1986

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BUCA di BACCO …. Positano

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View From a Room

HOTEL BUCA di BACCO

HOTEL BUCA di BACC  … Via Rama Teglia 4 … Positano, Italy …  tel. 39 081 1892 2289

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Le SIRENUSE

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Le SIRENUSE

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The POOL

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A Room at Le Sirenuse

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View From Terrace Bar at Le Sirenuse

Le SIRENUSE HOTEL … Via C. Colombo 30 , Positano, Italy .. tel. 39 0862 060556

Click Here to Book a Room at Le SIRENUSE HOTEL

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View from the SAN PIETRO

One of The Worlds Most Renowned Hotels

Stay There

For The DREAM VACATION of a LIFETIME

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One of The SAN PIETRO’S FABULOUS Rooms

Your Own Private Balcony

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HOTEL ART PASTEA

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View from the Terrazzo at Hotel Art Pastea

POSITANO

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Lounge at HOTEL ART PASITEA

Free Wifi, Free Breakfast, Beautiful Views, afforadble Prices …

HOTEL ART PASITEA  …. Via Pasitea   207, Positano, Italy 

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HOTEL DIMORA FORNILLO

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View from the Terrazzo at Hotel Dimora Fornillo

POSITANO

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A Room with a VIEW

Hotel Dimora Fornillo

HOTEL DIMORA FORNILLO … Via Fornillo 27 , POSITANO

About 200 Steps up to the Hotel from the Beach and Center of town.

AC Free Wifi … Free BREAKFAST    Reserve a Room

VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA

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View From VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA

                             If You’re on a Budget, Villa Maria Antonietta is one                                            of The Best Options in Town …

Posiitano has to be one of the hardest place in the World to find a hotel room, and in the Budget Category, almost but not Impossible. Villa Maria Antonietta is one of your best options if you want to pay less than $150 US Dollars a night. It’s almost impossible finding a room here in the high season (April to Mid October).  You have a much better chance getting a room here in the off-season when you can get a room for about $96 a night (US Dollars).

I first stayed here in the Summer of 1985, and was recommended this place by the late Poet RENE RICARD. At the time I paid $40 a night, so considering the way things have skyrocketed here in Positano, that you can get a room for about double the price in 2018, that’s pretty reasonable.

The accommodations are basic, but most important, they are clean, the location is Fantastic, you are in Positano and it’s relatively Cheap.

If you want to stay in in Summer, Book Far in Advance !!!

Just 1,900 Feet from the Main Beach and Marina to catch Boats (Ferries) coming and going to Positano. 

VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA … Via C. Colombo 41 , POSITANO , ITALY

 

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HOTEL CONCA D’ ORO

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Hotel Conca D’ Oro

Positano

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View From Balcony

HOTEL CONCA D’ ORO

POSITANO

Afforadable with Average Room Rate of $145 a Night US Dollars

150 Steps Up, about a 15 Minute Walk to The Main Beach

HOTEL CONCA D’ ORO  …. Via Boscariello 16 ,   POSITANO , ITALY   Info

 

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In POSITANO The AMALFI COAST

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TIPS on GETTING a ROOM in POSITANO and The AMALFI COAST

Positano has to be without question one of the hardest places in the World for the Budget minded to get a hotel room. There are not many options, as most hotels, the prices are astronomical priced. Seriously! This being said, it’s not impossible and there are some options available.

You should Know that Positano is one of the Worlds most saught after Vacation Destinations and that Hotel Rooms are in HIGH DEMAND and many HOTEL ROOMS are BOOKED  “MONTHS in ADVANCE” so “As SOON” as you are sure that you are going to Positano, BOOK  Your HOTEL ROOM as Far in Advance as you possibly can if you don’t want to get Shut Out of your desired location. This is a True & Hard Facct about Positano, hotel rooms fill up Fast, months in advance.

Now all this being said, we have Compiled a List of Several Affordable (Cheapest Hotel Rooms in POSITANO) Options for the Budget Minded. It wasn’t easy, but we did it.

It goes without saying that’s it’s markedly more difficult to find a reasonably priced room here during the high season which runs from mid April to mid September, with mid May to the first week of September being super busy.

This all being said, if it’s possible for you to go in October or April, these two months might be your best possible option. If you have plenty of cash and can afford to pay $300 or more a night for a hotel room, then you won’t have as much as a problem.

The other alternative to see Positano if you want to go during the High Season, is to stay in another town like, Praiano right next door to Positano, or Minori, Sorrento or other town near by, and take a bus or Boat to visit Positano, have a nice lunch and do some sightseeing.

Good Luck!

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At BUCA di BACCO

Positano , Italy

Yes a Wonderful Ristornate Amazing View Great Food Excellet Service … This Hotel and Restaurant is a mainstay of the hugely popular town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Everythin about the place is First Class, the hotel of course , the restaurant and a friendly professional staff of waiter, BBs, host, Chef, cooks, and all who work at this establishment. I’ve eaten here numerous times since 1985, and it’s always been a great experience including my latest trip this past May with my cousin Tony. We went for lunch, this was my cousin Tony’s first time, and he loved as I always have. I think I created a Monster when my cousin Tony said let’s get a bottle of Champagne and a suggested we might get a good quality Italian Sparkling Wine. A few days before we were at Lo Smeraldino Ristorante right on the water in Amalfi. I ordered the Ferrari “Perle” Brut 2007. It was wonderful and Tony was hooked, he loved it, and wanted to get it at almostevry restaurant we went to for the rest of the trip. Now back to Buco di Bacco. Tony scanned the Wine List at Buco, he found the Ferrari “Perle” and ordered another bottle (Vintage 2010). We started drinking it and as with the 5 or so bottles of this wine we had on te trip, it was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed. Now when it came to ordering, for Antipasto we got an order of Melanzane Parmigiano (Eggplant Parm) and some grilled vegetables. Now, though we both love eating Seafood when down on the Amalfi Coast, when we saw Meatballs (Polpette) on the menu, we both ordered some. I ordered a plate of Spaghetti Meatballs while Tony ordered just Meatballs minus any pasta.

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The BAR at BUCO Di BACCO

The service as usual was excellent, it was a absolutley gorgeous day in Positano and we were both a couple of Happy Campers outside on the lower Terrazzo of Buca Di Bacco. We both commented on how relaxing and peaceful it felt sitting there on the deck and we both sat back and thorughly enjoyed the whole experience and good fortune to having lunch there at such a nice restaurant in the beautiful town of Positano n the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Yes, we knew we were lucky and we were most certainly greatful to be sharing such a memorable meal together, two Italian-American cosuins in Italy in Positano, The Amalfi Coast. Basta !

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The WINE LIST

BUCA Di BACCO

Since 1916

POSITANO

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BUCO di BACCO

POSITANO  … I won’t give you the adress, as you can’t miss it. The Hotel and Ristorante BUCA di BACCO is front and center, right at the main beach in the center of town in Positano. If by some insane reason you have a problem finding it, just ask, it’s right down near the water.  telephone :  39 081 837 0723

PS … If you can Affor It? The Hotel is Wonderful.

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A Great View of POSITANO from a outdoor table at Da VINCENZO

That’s the terrazzo of Caffe Positano where all the people are stiing outside, which if you started going to Positano long ago, you may know that spot as the old BAR DeMARTINO, one of my favorite places ever in Positano, but sadly no longer there. Anyway, this is a spectacular spot to get an Apertivo, have lunch or dinner, and just injoy the moment and the beauty before you, and just how “Lucky” you are to be in this Gorgeous Place, known as Positano. Enjoy!

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Italian Cookbook Author (Me)

Daniel Bellino Zwicke, Enjoying Lunch

at Da VINCENZO

Been Going there Since 1985

Positano

Yes, I started going to Da Vincenzo way back in 1985. Ever Since my first trip to the lovely little Seaside Town on The Amalfi Coast, that was yet to be discover by the masses all around the World. Yes, there were people who had heard about this gorgeous place, but not nearly as many as do now. Yes, Positano for the most part was still relatively un-known back then. That’s before Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. made the movie ONLY YOU that brought the town to the attention of so many more Millions of people then had ever even heard of the palce before. Anyway Cei la Vie.

Now back to Rene Ricard and myself and how I discovered and went to Da Vincenzo way back in the Summer of 1985 (Bar DeMartino also). It was just a few days befor my long awaited first trip to Italy, Spain, and the South of France when as I waas walking down 2nd Avenue one night I ran into my friend Alma who was with the Poet RENE RICARD. We were all chatting on the street when I emntioned my trip. When I said I was going to Rome, Venice, and positano, Rene got quite excited and told me the best places to go to in Rome, Venice and Positano. So besides all the info Rene gave me on Rome and Venice, he told me all about Positano and where to stay and where to eat which included going to Da Vincenzo where Rene told me I’d get the Best Plate of SPAGHETTI VONGOLE that Id’ ever have in my entire life.

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La CAMBUSA

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View From a Table at La CAMBUSA

La CAMBUSA … Piazza A. Vespucci / Spiaggi Grande  POSITANO … tel # 39 089 812051

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Linguine Frutta di Mare , La CAMBUSA

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La CAMBUSA

PIAZZA A. VESPUCCI

POSITANO

La CAMBUSA

Out of most of the places we went in Positano this was easily best. They are so friendly and the food was perfect while overlooking the beach. Our first night they were about to close and stayed open for us to get a light bite and a great bottle of wine and we told them we would be back and they didn’t not disappoint. The seafood pasta was amazing and once again the staff was accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this place more. Enjoy Positano and really get to know the people because it’s a great place.

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Le PERGOLA

La CAMBUSA

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La CAMBUSA and The Piazza Amerigo Vespucci

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LATTERIA

“Alimentari”  … Via Pastea   , POSITANO

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LATTERRIA

“Some of The BEST FOOD in All of POSITANO”

This is an Insider Tip

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FRITTATA FORMAGIA ARANCINI PANINI MELANZANE SALUMI e FRUTTA

The Selection at “LATTERIA” is AMAZING

And You Can Take it out and Eat on Their Lovely Little Terrazzo

“I Did”

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The Terrazzo at “LATTERIA ALIMENTARI”

We just lucked out and stumbled into this place for sandwiches while we waited for check in time at our hotel. We took them down to the beach and ate them on benches. Several people came up and asked where we got them! They were delicious and SO reasonably priced. Fantastic!

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The GIRLS at Latteria Positano

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Eat out on The Terrace or Take Out to Your Hotel Room or Apartment

or for Your BEACH LUNCH

They’ve got everything you need : Water, Wine, Sandwiches, Fruit, Rice Balls, Cheese, Salami, Eggplant Parmigiano, Frittata, Olives, Sweets, evrything.

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Daily Specials at LATERIA POSITANO

 

DELIKATESSAN

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Delikatessan

Yes another deli  (Salumeria). Beleive it or not, Salumerias / Rosticcerias have some of the best food in almost every city in Italy, and so is the case in Positano with Latteria Deli and here at Delikatessen. We decided to grab some food to take back some food to enjoy on our balcony. The food was of great quality and very reasonably priced. We bought some Pasta, Panini, and Eggplant, Arancini (Rice Balls) . Everyhtng was super tasty. They make greay Sandwiches (Panini) taht a great to take along with some Fruit and Arancini for an awesome Beach Lunch. If you are staying in Positano for a while and don’t want to eat out all the time then this is a great option. They have a great wine selection if you like to do as we do and keep a bottle or two back at our room , as well asfruit and  bottled water which you always need.

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In The KITCHEN at DELIKATESSEN

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Look at This Awesome Panino

Eggplant, Salami, Mozzarella, Peppers

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One of the Girls at DELICATESSEN

POSITANO

DEICATESSEN …. Via Mulini 5 , POSITANO

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MANGIA ITALIANO

MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD

Daniel Bellino “Z”

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View from Beach Club at Music on The Rocks

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“My own personal Favorite Beach in Positano”

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FIND a HOTEL ROOM in POSITANO BOOKING.com

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Arienzo Beach

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Spiaggi Grande

The Main Beach of Positano

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Fornillo Beach is a Great Spot with Several Nice Bars and Restaurants

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3D BEACH MAP

of POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST 

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The Boat to Da ALDOLFO

POSITANO

at LAURITO BEACH

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Map of Positano and its Beaches

 

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And The AMALFI COAST

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3 Comments

  1. Sita Sud operates a bus from Positano to Amalfi every 3 hours. Tickets cost 99 ? and the journey takes. Marozzi VT also services this route once daily.

  2. Yeah bookmaking this wasn’t a risky decision outstanding post! .

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