Positano, Italy Part 2

One of my favorite places in the world.  We lucked out by having Positano as our "home" in Italy.  The boat rides and sightseeing were charming ways to view the coast, but it was also nice to have relaxing days by the beach or in a cafe.  After all, the weather was perfect...

Our balcony was a cherished place where we spent most of our time.  No matter how long we sat in those chairs, the scenery was just as enchanting as the first time we opened those french doors.

Our balcony was a cherished place where we spent most of our time.  No matter how long we sat in those chairs, the scenery was just as enchanting as the first time we opened those french doors.

Nothing like an Italian espresso to start the morning.  La Zagara is one of the many bakeries along the main street in the center of Positano.

Nothing like an Italian espresso to start the morning.  La Zagara is one of the many bakeries along the main street in the center of Positano.

We had pizza almost every day.  They had it on the breakfast menu, why not?

We had pizza almost every day.  They had it on the breakfast menu, why not?

A delicious mezzaluna stuffed with spinach and ricotta.  My half was so full that the entire contents somehow made it's way to the floor :(  At least my wife shared a bite of hers.

A delicious mezzaluna stuffed with spinach and ricotta.  My half was so full that the entire contents somehow made it's way to the floor :(  At least my wife shared a bite of hers.

The beach was quiet in the mornings.  It was never quite warm enough to go for a swim while we were there, especially since the water was chilly.

The beach was quiet in the mornings.  It was never quite warm enough to go for a swim while we were there, especially since the water was chilly.

Explore the cliffside trails, you never know what kind of view you'll discover.

Explore the cliffside trails, you never know what kind of view you'll discover.

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A lot of restaurants have nice views, such as this one.  Therefore, it makes it hard to choose a place (what a terrible problem to have.)  The food is all amazing!

A lot of restaurants have nice views, such as this one.  Therefore, it makes it hard to choose a place (what a terrible problem to have.)  The food is all amazing!

All of the boats leaving for their various destinations; their passengers all in for a lovely adventure.

All of the boats leaving for their various destinations; their passengers all in for a lovely adventure.

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The locals have this stunning view on their way to work every morning.  There is only one main road through the entire city that allows cars.

The locals have this stunning view on their way to work every morning.  There is only one main road through the entire city that allows cars.

Scialatielli allo scoglio con cozze, vongole, gamberi e scampi at Ristorante Sarceno d'Oro.  This restaurant was right by our hotel and one of our favorites.  You'll see a few more pictures from here...

Scialatielli allo scoglio con cozze, vongole, gamberi e scampi at Ristorante Sarceno d'Oro.  This restaurant was right by our hotel and one of our favorites.  You'll see a few more pictures from here...

Octopus carpaccio

Octopus carpaccio

The most delicious panna cotta with berries.  So light and creamy.

The most delicious panna cotta with berries.  So light and creamy.

See??  It was really good.

See??  It was really good.

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This is how the locals stay in shape.  We climbed and explored hundreds of steps, a few that led to no outlet, but it was worth the experience.

This is how the locals stay in shape.  We climbed and explored hundreds of steps, a few that led to no outlet, but it was worth the experience.

The city lights up at night, which adds to the mystical appeal of this cliffside town.

The city lights up at night, which adds to the mystical appeal of this cliffside town.

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Ristorante Sarceno d'Oro (where we ate a few times during out stay in Positano.)

Ristorante Sarceno d'Oro (where we ate a few times during out stay in Positano.)

Ristorante Da Vincenzo, we were lucky enough to get a reservation here the night before.

Ristorante Da Vincenzo, we were lucky enough to get a reservation here the night before.

The inside looked as if it was carved out of part of the cliff.  As you can see, every table was occupied.

The inside looked as if it was carved out of part of the cliff.  As you can see, every table was occupied.

Poplo arrosto e frirarielli - grilled octopus with sauteed sweet green peppers

Poplo arrosto e frirarielli - grilled octopus with sauteed sweet green peppers

Fiore di zucca pastellato - zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta, butter sauce, lemon and anchovies

Fiore di zucca pastellato - zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta, butter sauce, lemon and anchovies

Delicious and light, the flavors were very well complimented.

Delicious and light, the flavors were very well complimented.

Bavette aglio, olio, peperoncino e calamaretti spillo - spaghetti garlic, olive oil, peperoncino and baby squid

Bavette aglio, olio, peperoncino e calamaretti spillo - spaghetti garlic, olive oil, peperoncino and baby squid

Lemon cake

Lemon cake

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The most scrumptious calzone I have ever had in my life.   The dough was chewy and cooked to perfection while the inside was filled with ricotta, mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce, sausage, ham, and peppers.  This was from Ristorante Sarceno d'Oro.  We had this 2 nights in a row...after we already ate dinner.

The most scrumptious calzone I have ever had in my life.   The dough was chewy and cooked to perfection while the inside was filled with ricotta, mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce, sausage, ham, and peppers.  This was from Ristorante Sarceno d'Oro.  We had this 2 nights in a row...after we already ate dinner.

Here's the second one.  We would've had more, but we discovered this later on during our stay.  I think this was my wife's favorite meal in Positano, it was that good.

Here's the second one.  We would've had more, but we discovered this later on during our stay.  I think this was my wife's favorite meal in Positano, it was that good.

Night view from our balcony (as we enjoyed our calzone and bottle of wine.)

Night view from our balcony (as we enjoyed our calzone and bottle of wine.)

 If we could come back to this one place, it would still feel like a dream every time.  A romantic town that makes it easy to be in love, to enjoy the moment, to savor life.  We hope to make it back someday.  Whether it be next year, or 50 years down the road.  Time will pass, but we hope the enchantment of this town never fades.  

 If we could come back to this one place, it would still feel like a dream every time.  A romantic town that makes it easy to be in love, to enjoy the moment, to savor life.  We hope to make it back someday.  Whether it be next year, or 50 years down the road.  Time will pass, but we hope the enchantment of this town never fades.