I have a Pinterest tab open at all times and since I pin so many travel-related images I've seen pictures of Positano hundreds of times over the years. To say I was excited to see it in real life is a bit of an understatement! There was lots of driving on this day which worked out perfectly since it was raining most of the afternoon. A snippet of a cute Italian town with lots of colorful buildings along the way:
The square spans a gorge that divided the town until the 19th century. The old town even still has some surviving ancient Greek streets.
Something about a palace and a shrine... I'll have to look it up later.
We eventually wandered out to the cliffside square of Villa Comunale with gorgeous views of the harbor and Gulf of Naples.
The steps carved along the cliff wall in the left side of the picture date to the fifth century. B.C! Looks straight out of The Hobbit or something!
Walking back to the parking garage, looking up at a colorful building.
The drive from Sorrento to Salerno along the breathtaking coastline is one of the world's great scenic drives. Even though it was a little overcast, the scenery was jaw-dropping.
Looking back at Naples with Vesuvius looming in the background, and a bit of rainbow. Picture perfect!
I made Chris stop every time I spied something worth photographing. Since there weren't any cars behind us, I didn't feel too bad parking in the middle of the road. But during the summer, we've read and heard this road is stop-and-go the entire drive.
The colors! The layers! And how do they build up on the hill like that?
The rest of the drive was absolutely nauseating, albeit breathtaking. Even Jane was about to upchuck and she's never once had carsickness. But. It was lovely nonetheless and I'm glad we did it!
Last stop: Paestum!