A Teenager’s Guide to Positano, Italy: 5 Best Things To Do

A Teenager's Guide to Positano, Italy | FoodieGoesHealthy.comHello! This is Foodie Goes Healthy’s daughter, Olivia, and I have decided to take over the Foodie Goes Healthy Website for a guest blog post about Positano, Italy. I can easily say that Positano is one of the best places I’ve ever been. The views there are breathtaking, and the food is delicious. Everything from the pastel-colored houses to the ceramic plates at the restaurants is beautiful. I did so many great things in Positano, so it was hard to narrow down my favorites.

Here are my top 5 must-do activities in Positano:

1. Eat the Seafood

Positano Seafood from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.comSince Positano is a beach town, they have the best seafood. I normally am not a big seafood fan, but I LOVED it there! My favorite seafood meal I had was the squid pasta from Da Adolfo. It was light, tasty, and very flavorful. My sister went nuts for the mussels in Positano too. The seafood is abundant, so there is always a large selection at every restaurant. Definitely something you have to try!

2. Just Wander the Streets

Positano Beachfront from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.comYou really can’t go wrong doing anything in this picture postcard town. While moseying down the streets, you never know what hidden treasures you might find that are more off the beaten path. We came across many different places such as an amazing lemon granita stand, handmade ceramic shops, custom made sandal shops, the best gelato, cute winding pathways, kayaks for rent, and so much more. Sometimes something as simple as just exploring the streets can actually be a highlight of your stay.

Shops is Positano from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Cute Shops in Positano.

3. Relax and Enjoy the View

Positano at Sunset from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.comEspecially growing up in a large city, it’s not everyday that you can sit back and stare at the one of a kind view like Positano’s. So make sure to allot some time to just kick back and enjoy the sensational view. My family and I had a great view from the apartment where we stayed, so we sometimes liked to just stare in awe from the comfort of our place. But if you don’t have that great of a view from where you are staying, you can always head down to the beach to relax and really just do, well, nothing! The entire time I was there, I could not pull my eyes away from the insane views, and no photo or words can properly portray the beauty that is Positano.

Enjoying doing "nothing" in Positano from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Enjoying “doing nothing” in Positano.

4. Visit a Cove Nearby

Da Adolfo at Laurito cove from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Da Adolfo Ristorante in Laurito cove.

It’s nice to be in Positano, but I think part of the experience is being on the water and exploring. I personally enjoyed getting away from the hoards of people on the main public beach in Positano, and taking a boat to a smaller beach with a beach front restaurant. My family and I went to Da Adolfo Ristorante, and it was spectacular. They pick you up  on the dock at Spiaggia Grande beach and bring you to their restaurant. Just look for the small boat with the red fish on top. Be sure to make a reservation by telephone or they won’t let you on the boat.

Da Adolfo Ristorante boat from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Wait at the dock at least 10 minutes before they say that the boat will arrive and be a little aggressive while boarding because the boat only comes once every 30 minutes, and it only holds 6-12 people depending on the boat. We missed the original boat that we planned to take, so we had to sit around for 30 minutes before being taken over. Also, the restaurant’s beach lounge chairs (called “lettini”) fill up, so that’s yet another reason to be prompt about boarding the boat.  Aside from that, the atmosphere of the restaurant is beachy and very casual, and the food is great. Once finished with your meal, it’s nice to take a dip into the calm waters and mess around at the water’s edge.
The view from Laurito Beach, Positano: A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com

5. Take a Day Trip

Bird's eye view in Ravello from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com

View of the Amalfi Coast from the hillside town of Ravello

Although Positano is quite magical, I would recommend taking just one day trip to a nearby town. There are many other breathtaking nearby places to visit including Capri, Amalfi, and Ravello, but my family decided to hop over to Ravello to finish off our time on the Amalfi Coast. If you spend more than 4 days in Positano, it’s nice to have a little change of scenery, and it was super fun to explore this little town. The view from Ravello is spectacular. It sits high on top of a hill and has a beautiful bird’s eye view of the coast.

Flowers at Villa Rufolo, Ravello from A Teenager's Guide to Positano | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Villa Rufolo, Ravello

It was also quite fun to visit Villa Rufolo while there. The gardens are very well kept: perfect looking flowers and greenery. It was very calm, quiet, and serene, and very worthwhile visiting.

Palazzo Avino entrance in Ravello from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Entrance to Palazzo Avino, Ravello

Next we walked around the town and stumbled upon a marching band and cute stores. We had lunch at Palazzo Avino: an upscale boutique hotel with fantastic views. We ate on the outside terrace, and it was hard deciding what was better: the views or the food? Side note: make sure to pre-plan your transportation to and from your day trip. We did not and almost missed the bus back to Amalfi to take a boat back to Positano. It resulted in us asking the bus driver a million questions and then frantically running to a local tobacco shop (called “tabacchi”) to purchase bus tickets, Olympian-style sprinting back to the bus, and then shouting to find my dad and sister. Whoops! Meanwhile, our fellow busmates were laughing their heads off the entire time and started clapping when we finally made it onto the bus.
Enjoying the Positano view from A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com
Positano is one of the most worthwhile places to visit, and I hope my post has inspired you to put Positano on your bucket list or has helped you plan a trip there. Bon voyage!
The beautiful view is everywhere in Positano: A Teenager's Guide to Positano on FoodieGoesHealthy.com


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12 Responses to A Teenager’s Guide to Positano, Italy: 5 Best Things To Do

  1. Patricia@FreshFoodinaFlash May 4, 2017 at 9:05 PM #

    What an adorable post from an adorable girl. Thanks Olivia.

    • Dana May 5, 2017 at 3:41 PM #

      Thanks, Patricia

  2. Kathy Gallagher August 4, 2016 at 9:50 PM #

    Great job Olivia! Loved your descriptions and the gorgeous pics!

  3. CC August 3, 2016 at 10:01 PM #

    Olivia, your writing is exponentially better than many adult bloggers’ posts that I read each day–honest! I loved your 5 tips and the photos are fabulous too. Did you learn any Italian when you were there? Sei molto brava! 🙂

  4. Kelly Page (@TastingPage) August 3, 2016 at 6:45 PM #

    Great post! I’m actually heading that way next month, so I appreciate the tips!

    • Dana @ Foodie Goes Healthy August 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM #

      Kelly- how great. Enjoy! PM us if you need anymore specific information. Can’t wait to see your photos.

  5. Beth (OMG! Yummy) August 3, 2016 at 3:57 PM #

    Great job Olivia – we visited 3 years ago – stayed in Sorrento but visited Positano, Ravello and all the wonderful and incredibly beautiful hillside/seaside towns and found it just as magical as you did!

  6. Nancy Eisman August 3, 2016 at 9:42 AM #

    Wonderful post Olivia! Glad you and your family had such a wonderful trip.

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