ESCAPE- OLOGY Magazine Issue 3 | Page 21

We loved walking along the Via Cristoforo Colombo road during sunset to watch the Tyrrhenian Sea and pastel cliffs of Positano change from day to night.

If you thought the view was breathtaking in the day, wait until you see the twinkling night lights of Positano.

Day Trip to the Isle of Capri

There are a number of neighbouring islands that offer half or full day boat trips from Positano and during our visit we decided to do a full-day 8 hour trip to Capri. We chose to book a group tour but in hindsight it would have been a much better experience with our own private boat.

All of the boats set sail around the same time of the day and the bigger group boats were unable to get too close to some of the main sights like the Green Grotto and we also weren’t given a chance to just lie on deck and snorkel in the water.

Instead, we sailed around the Li Galli Islets, quickly passed the Green and our boat floated around the Blue Grotto where we were able to hop onto smaller boats to enter the Blue Grotto at 15 Euros per person.

When you hop onto the row boat, your guide will whisk you inside the Blue Grotto and he may even sing you a song that echoes romantically through the cave. Our guide even helped us take a photo when we were in the middle of the darkness so we could see just how magnificent the cave is with the camera flash.

Once we finished our Blue Grotto experience, we were dropped off at Capri and took the Monte Solaro chairlift to the top to see the view of the Faraglioni sea stacks.

And of course we explored the most visited sight on the island, Villa San Michele. This grand villa was once owned by a Swedish physician who was inspired by Ancient Roman palaces. He turned this villa into a maze of ancient relics and gardens which is now enjoyed as a museum and a Swedish cultural institute.

Where to eat in Positano

Chez Black

The first thing that many people do when exploring the famous beach is enjoy a lunch or dinner at beach-front restaurant, Chez Black. We assumed that the menu was tailored to Westernised dishes to cater for tourists, but it was a Mediterranean gastronomic delight!

Chez Black is proud of their ‘exclusive forms of seafood’ so if you’re here and you don’t order a dish that requires a signature Chez Black bib, were you ever really here? Hahaha

Our favourite dishes were the lobster pasta and seafood soup for two and the food portions were so generous we didn’t even make it to dessert (and we still have regrets!)

Il Grottino Azzuro

The best pizza we had on the island was the Seafood Pizza from this hidden gem Il Grottino Azzuro. You could easily share their generous servings between 2 or 3 (but let’s be honest, you’ll probably want it all to yourself!)

Casa Mele

We recommend booking Casa Mele in advance for a fine dining experience. This restaurant is part of Food Tours around the island so it can get busy here but we were drawn in by the raving reviews and we weren’t disappointed. A lot of the diners opted for the tasting menu but we decided on the Al La Carte…and every dish we had was delicious!