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Just A Moment in Positano

Celebrating the last days of summer in Italy's most picturesque coastal city

One of the best times to visit the Amalfi coast is September when the crowds are gone and the air is cooler. Our day started with a drive down winding coastal roads from Atrani to Amalfi to spend just a moment by the sea painted perfectly with colorful umbrellas on the beach where we chartered a boat to Positano.

Seen from the sea, Positano is set in a dramatic vertical panorama of colors; the green of the Monti Lattari, the white, pink and yellow of the Mediterranean houses, the silvery grey of its pebble beaches and the blue of the ocean. We took our time walking up the tiny thoroughfares and countless flights of stairs filled with shops, art galleries and all things lemon to peruse the local wares. Once we worked up a good appetite, we headed past the cathedral to Peter Capraro’s villa for local Italian cuisine.

There is definitely a trend for taking a cooking class here...

Almost every kitchen restaurant in town has a group of tourists crowned in chefs hats. But Peter’s feels effortlessly different, more like an informal, fun dinner party.

We were greeted in the courtyard of a beautiful 13th century villa, high up on the cliffs overlooking the sea with a glass of local prosecco and made friends with the neighborhood cats in the garden. They are all over this city to roam free. “Stray” is a harsh word to describe these friendly creatures because they seem very happy and very much at home. You can even get food at all the tourist shops to feed them.

The evening consisted of making 3 appetizers, fish with pasta, steak and mushrooms, topped off with handmade desserts!

Our day finished with a firework show over the cathedral and bells ringing for San Vito, the patron saint of Positano. The sun set and cast a bella rosa glow all over ending a wonderful day in this beautiful city.