My mother’s parents emigrated from southern Italy and yet we’ve only ventured south of Rome one time. It’s been seven years and that’s much too long. One night is all we had in Calitri-the birthplace of both my grandfather and grandmother- but it was long enough to spark our interest and our desire to possibly own a home there some day.
Since we were already pretty far south (Calitri is located east of Naples in the center of Campania) we took the opportunity to head over to the Amalfi Coast. It had always been a dream of mine to visit Positano and this seemed like the perfect time to incorporate this into our travels.
After a crazy and very hot bus ride from Calitri to Salerno we boarded a boat for Positano. Just writing about this brings back the feeling of elation that I had as we sailed by Amalfi on the way to our destination. The water was an indescribable shade of blue. The tiny towns tucked into the hillside hugging the coast left me with me dreams of running away and setting up a home there.
Our hotel in Positano was everything that I had hoped for, and more. I was the luckiest girl on earth with my prefect view and for me it really was a dream come true.
Up and down the hundreds of Positano’s steps we went, marveling at the views around every corner. And the food we ate-southern Italy at its best-eggplant, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and the freshest seafood, right off the boat.
Leaving this view was almost more than I could handle. Thankfully we had one more week in Italy and although we left Positano, I knew that some day we’d be back…