Me in POSITANO
On The Via Pastea
My 4th of 5 Trips so Far
I first visited Positano in the Summer of 1985, and was blown away by its beauty. I was just 23, and when you are a young man, everything is magnified, and you can get completely enthralled as I did in first Rome, then Florence, Spain, The South of France (Nice & Monaco) and finally Positano , on my final leg of a month long vacation to Italy and other parts of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean .
I will never forget that first time on the Amalfi Coast and how the region completely captivated and charmed me. I got off of the Circumvesuviano Train that take you from Naples to Sorrento and stops at all the towns in-between on the Sorrentine Coast. I was told to get off the train at Meta to catch the Blue Bus that would take me to Positano, and so I did. I had to wait a half hour for the bus, so I got an Apricot Juice and some Gelato (new Favorite Thing 85) at the little caffe at the station.
I ate my tasty gelato and waited. The bus finally came, I hopped on to take what would be the most enchantingly gorgeous bus ride of my entire life. The bus road along that famous road the Amalfi Drive and I was just blown away by such beauty as I had never seen. The views from the bus were spectacular, whetherlloking down to glistening Azur Sea, or up the sheer cliff that sprung from the sea to the heights were The Path of The God lay. It was incredible, and again I will say, “I was completely enthralled and captivated.
After a few miles going along this spectacular road, Positano appeared in the not too far distance. Wow, it was absolutely and positively beautiful, and again, I was captivated by it all.
I got off the bus at the Bar International. I went into the bar to freshen up and have another cold drink, before making my way down to my hotel Villa Maria Antonietta, a place my friend, the poet Rene Ricard recommended I stay at. I finished my Lemon Granita, grabbed my bags and lugged them down some of the many stairs and the alley ways the town is also famous for. Yes many stairs. I was in Positano and having the most charmed time of my life, and all was blissful and fine.
Excerpted from my forthcoming book, POSITANO – Capri The Amalfi Coast
Due to be released for Publication some time in 2019 …
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