The idea of heading over to Positano on a Sunday morning seemed like a good one – until we hit the traffic from Sorrento to Positano on the famous curvy Amalfi Coast road. At the time we did not know it was one of Italy’s famous extended long weekends leading up to 25th April which is Italy’s Liberation Day. Little did we know everyone heads to the beach – and why when the weather was more summer than spring.
We came with purpose and a short to do list.
No1 – check out the car parking and walking distances for two of our weddings taking place later in the year
No2 – meet up with the super vlogger Nicki Storey who does fabulous, fun and factual videos about life in Positano and the Amalfi Coast
No3 – photos
Considering everyone was heading to Positano we were very lucky to get a parking spot in one of the car parks. There is limited free parking in Positano. Our little Fiat hire car fitted perfectly in to the last spot – we handed over our keys and then headed down in towards the beach.
With a little help from mobile guide Nicki (I had to phone as we were not quite where we needed to be) were were able to get ourselves from Fornillo (lovely!) to Cafe Positano where we would find some steps down to the beach front avoiding the crowds.
We negotiated the steep steps – me thinking how do locals manage this when it rains.
Short cut down Via Oleandri
and then this view. The church is where on 4th August one of our couples will be getting married.
This was our Positano meeting place to meet up with Nicki before heading down to the beach for a refreshing drink and catch up. We also said hello to one of Nicki’s childhood friends – Chef Celine – a gourmet chef who is based in Lucca, Tuscany. Nicki and Celine used to spend care free summer holidays as children in Positano playing in some of the most luxurious hotels. What fabulous stories.
Nicki and I work the Italy Wedding business – Nicki is an expat who has lived in Positano for 13 years. Nicki’s home is up in heavens looking down on Positano up many many flights of steps, she lives with her partner, one dog and two cats.
I was looking forward to chatting to Nicki as I am a huge fan of her short videos on life in Positano – the everyday and the spectacular. Just loved finding out how those road scenes are shot – Vespa video trickery. If you want an insider’s view of this part of the world it is definitely worth subscribing to Nicki Positano and Positano Daily Photo – especially if you are a fan of Positano! Or, if you would like impeccable make up on your wedding day for your Positano wedding (that’s what I do) then Nicki is your MUA.
A sunny Sunday sitting with friends in one of the most iconic places in the world on Liberation Day – who would have thought! Looking at the wonderful tiered, pastel colour villas and hotels.
To walk the narrow streets peering into art galleries, clothes and jewellery shops. Ticking off the names of famous hotels.
And because of our insider contacts we now know where Positano’s only organic Italian food shop is located. If you are not in to pizza, pasta and pane (bread) this is the place to go! Remember the name Casa E Bottega.
We ended our fact finding visit to Positano by walking back up to Fornillo by road passing many ceramic shops, a hair’s breath away from some very expensive super cars – it’s see and be seen in Positano.
If you have fallen for the charms of pretty Positano and you would like to know more about getting married here or any of the towns on the Amalfi Coast please send us a message we would love to hear from you.