Positano, Italy

July 8th, 2015 | Posted in Italy

Intriguing Travels

No Trespassing Sign PondHello Everyone,

Have you ever seen something so clearly yet somehow it becomes completely out of reach.  Not because you can’t touch or see it, but because something within you prevents you from attaining what is otherwise utterly attainable.  The only obstacle is yourself.

I thought about this as I was taking an early morning walk with Chloe.

The water looked so beautiful and then I came across the sign.   I wondered how many times we put up signs in our own minds.  “Stop,”  “Do Not Enter,” ” Warning,”  “No Trespassing.” “Beware of Dog.”  What fears are preventing you from experiencing all the wonderful things in life that you dream about.  Think about what sign starts flashing in your mind when you make your next excuse why you can’t do something.  Then maybe after you think about it, do it anyway.  Look how beautiful the other side can be.



Positano McKenziesIf you are planning on going to Rome, a trip to the Almalfi Coast might round it out very nicely!  Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Almalfi, Positano Pompei are all areas that would be worth exploring.   If you are going in the summer months, you’ll want to stay in Positano!  From here, you can visit other areas.

Positano is nestled in the cliffs above the sea.  It is quaint and paints a vivid picture of vertical backdrops speckled with the inviting colors of Mediterranean homes, shops and hotels.   Positano’s fate has gone from riches to rags and back again.  This little village has endured a Tsunami as well as an invasion in its checkered past.  It was once a major trading post, then became a tiny fishing village.  New road development eventually opened Positano up to a special type of tourist.  The likes of John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor and Picasso made this a favorite destination.Positano McKenzies flowers

Today, Positano remains a lovely and well traveled tourist destination.  During the summer months, there are daily ferry rides from Positano to the Island Of Capri.  It takes about 40 minutes.  Capri is both rugged in its landscape and upscale with its beaches and shops.  Travelers flock to see the Blue Grotto which can get pretty busy.  There are also other options to see the magic and beauty of the grottos.

Positano, CapriPompeii is about a 45 minute car ride from Positano.  If you do not have a car, you can take a bus to Sorrento and then be transported to Pompeii.  I like to arrange for a car to pick up clients from their hotel.   As you may know, especially after the movie was made, Pompeii is a historic town that was frozen in time.  A blanket of ash fell over its citizens in 79 AD as the nearby volcano, Mt. Vesuvius erupted.  It is now an archaeological site.  Pompeii has been preserved and gives us a vivid snapshot of what Roman life was during the period.  Virtually all aspects of life during this time were preserved as well, revealing an incredible amount of information regarding Roman Civilization at the time.  Furniture, jewelry, bakeries, luxury villas, humble dwellings and gardens were all solidified by this ash substance that quickly hardened.

Happy Clients!

Happy Clients!

If this is your last stop while visiting Italy, Naples airport is about an hour and a half away.  There is so much to do, you might want to spend your entire stay in the region.  Last month, I had the pleasure of sending clients to Positano for the last leg of their trip.  Here’s what they had to say,  “We just loved the uniqueness of the landscape with the Italian buildings built into the cliffs. Every view was beautiful and colorful.   It was also a great way to unwind after a lot of sightseeing and end our trip feeling relaxed… Also lemons as big as my head!”

Feel free to contact Tina at tweiss@intriguetravel.com or 317-660-2080 for help planning your next trip!