Positano: Dream Family Holiday
March 30th, 2018
by A Nanny Match
As summer arrives so do thoughts of travel and adventure. Combining rustic architecture with gorgeous seasides, unmatchable cuisine, breathtaking beaches, and nightlife with Mediterranean culture; Positano, Italy seems to have it all.
Magenta flowers, bright lemons, fresh gelato, adults and children alike appreciate the beautiful scenery and stress-free lifestyle. It’s the perfect setting for a magical wedding, a romantic getaway, or a dream family holiday.
Where To Stay
Although staying down by the beach may be a good choice for families, the views from the villas on the cliffs overlooking the clear blue waters are equal parts awe-inspiring and serene.
One of the most luxurious of these villas is Villa TreVille , a five-star hotel consisting of unique guests suites with breathtaking views over the over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
My husband and I chose Villa Olivero to host our wedding in 2016 and it was what wedding dreams in Italy are made of! We also had the best pizza in town made by our private chef from the villa's poolside pizza oven for our welcoming party!
(Photo Credit: Piera Tammaro / House of Wedding)
Similarly perched high on the cliffs, these villas come with swimming pools, large gardens, Turkish baths, outdoor jacuzzi, gorgeous bedrooms, fantastic cuisine, and more.
If you decide to stay down by the beach, you may want to consider splurging for Positano’s most famed hotel, Le Sirenuse.
A Nanny Match works with establishments along the Amalfi Coast to provide safe and reliable babysitters and nannies for guests traveling to or residing in Positano.
Positano is a walking town with lots of small stairways and one road that runs through it. Fear not though, once you reach your destination, you’ll find yourself relaxing and taking in all the gifts this town has to offer.
The main beach area in town, Marina Grande, is fun, relaxing, and can be easily reached on a walk through town.
You’ll find a sea that is calm, clean, and just the right temperature all season long from April until October.
(Hike to Fornillo Beach)
Another fantastic beach, Fornillo Beach, is located just a short walking distance away from the main beach which is lined with restaurants, kayak and boat and rides and even a club carved into the side of the mountain, Music on the Rocks.
On the walk down to the beach, you can find anything from art galleries, handmade clothing, family run pottery shops, and of course, the best limoncello you can get anywhere!
(Photo credit: Jon Berghoff)
A highlight of our wedding week was taking our wedding party on an outrageously fun kayak tour along the coastline where we indulged in cliff jumping and even explored a little blue grotto with Kayak in Positano.
(Photo credit: Kayak in Positano)
Looking for both exercise and a taste of nature? Walk the Path of the Gods, an amazing hike filled with flora and fauna only found in this exotic locale.
And of course, a choice decision is taking a boat ride to explore the blue grottos, restaurants, and fabulous shopping in Capri.
Positano is a quaint fishing village turned lux resort town that dates back to the Roman Empire. There is an abundance of incredible dining experiences.
From pizza to pasta, gelato, and some of the freshest seafood you will ever find, Positano has no shortage of choices for hungry families.
A local favorite is Bar Bruno and it’s is one of the brighter gems on Positano’s culinary crown. To reserve a seat on their beautiful patio, perched along the only road in Positano and overlooking the Mediterranean, be sure to reserve a table in advance during high season. The seafood pasta is a highlight here with its both homemade pasta and freshly caught seafood.
Try Brasserie Covo Dei Saraceni for its deliciously fresh pizza and gelato with a view.
A trip up to La Tagliata is a fun, interactive dining experience you will never forget!
From the beach in Positano, take a short boat ride to Da Adolfo. The long-standing, famous beachfront seafood restaurant that will not disappoint. Make sure to make to reserve a table and note they only accept reservations by phone.
(Photo credit: http://www.daadolfo.com)
Traveling to Positano
Fly or take a train to Naples and then hire a car service or take a Hydrofoil to Positano.
Take a train to Sorrento from Naples and then a bus to Positano.
"Positano is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. - John Steinbeck