I wasn’t the only one taking a walk down memory lane on our Italian cruise. Our dear friends with whom we were travelling had spent their honeymoon on the Amalfi coast and were excited to bring the group, including their children, back to the hotel where it all began, the lovely Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano which offered an endless feast to our senses.
The positioning of this classic beauty is reason enough to stay there. The expansive terrace is perched high up on the hills, offering dramatic views of the mountains that tumble down to the Tyrrhenian Sea, a great place to survey the beach clubs and villas along this famed coastline.
But there is actually so many more details worth noting, for instance the Blinni’s that tasted like fresh ripe peaches just picked from the tree and the beautiful, thick scrolling benches along the perimeter of the terrace, embedded with hand painted Italian tiles.
A little added security as we enjoyed the warm, fragrant breeze and gazed at the awe~inspiring views so far below.
Flavorful creamy herb dip filled cones of crudité arrived to go with our cocktails and the napkin rack filled with soft cotton coral cocktail napkins added to the traditional charm of the experience.
A stroll around the terrace led us to arbors laden with ripe lemons,
beds of colorful hibiscus,
and creatively potted succulents.
We also had a chance to peek at the narrow terraces of the restaurant and rooms below, crawling with Bougainvillea.
When the sun set we left this delightful nirvana for another,
the exquisite Ristorante Zass that features produce grown on the terraced gardens built into the rocks alongside the hotel.
The burning fire and the display of blue and white themed dishes were just the beginning of this delicious evening.
Caio for now!
More to come.