And we're back for the third and final honeymoon recap post! I mentioned in my Rome recap that we purposely planned our final stop to be Positano because we knew we would be ready for some R&R after being on the go for the first week of our honeymoon. Definitely recommend that!
We took the train from Florence to Naples where we rented a car to drive down the coast to Positano. I've already professed my love for the Italian train system and will do it again because every train trip we took was so easy.
If you are traveling to Positano, bring comfortable shoes! There are steps literally everywhere and you should be prepared to walk and go up and down stairs a ton. Nick and I joked that walking around town was like nature's stair master. Definitely not the place to wear your cute heels or wedges!
Hike the Path of the Gods
We didn't plan any actual activities like we did in Rome and Florence, and the only thing we had on our to-do list was to hike the Path of the Gods. We did a self-led hike that was one of the toughest physical activities I've done in my life (and I've run quite a few half-marathons, ten milers, etc) but SO worth it for the amazing view at the top. There are literally no words for how gorgeous it was. All in all, we hiked for about three hours and went over 190 flights of stairs - impressive and definitely a good way to work off some of that pizza and gelato! ;)
Our hotel was on the beach and with that, we had a small private beach, off to the side from the popular, tourist-filled beach in the center of the city. The weather was a cloudy for most of our time in Positano but we were lucky enough to get a day of sunshine on Day 1 and definitely took advantage! The black sand beaches were gorgeous and my only regret is that we weren't able to travel to Capri (they weren't letting any boats go out due to the weather) because it looked incredible.
We had our favorite dinner in Positano at il Tridente, a restaurant located inside of the Hotel Poseidon. The food was amazing, the views were incredible and the service was the best of any place we went to in Italy. We sat outside so we could look at the town all lit up, and when it started to get windy, the staff brought out a blanket for me to stay warm. Literally the way to my heart.
Casa e Bottega
I was most excited to visit Casa e Bottega after reading many positive reviews about their healthy, fresh menu. Our experience, however, wasn't that great and while the food was okay, I wouldn't go there next time we visit the Amalfi Coast.
One of my friends recommended Chez Black, a restaurant right on the beach in the center of town. Unfortunately, we happened to go there in the middle of a downpour so we had to sit inside, but it was a great way to spend our final night in Positano. The chef even made me a heart shaped pizza - how can you not love it?!
All in all, Positano was the perfect way to close out a truly amazing honeymoon. I'm already working on figuring out how to make a return to Florence and Positano in the next few years.