village of Positano

Recently I received this lovely card of Positano from dear Ilaria, Italy. It’s on in Costiera Amalfitana, which is an UNESCO WHS of Italy.

Ilaria lives not far from there, but there is only one road to access, which often full of traffic in the holiday seasons. Although an important tourist destination nowadays, Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s.

Ilaria  told me the colorful houses and hotels are separated by narrow little streets with winding stairways that connect the town.  Hummm, a typical seaside village of southern Europe in my mind.

I also find out an interesting novel about the village, it’s Finding Positano, a love story, by William James. How enjoyable if I could sit in the sunshine of Positano reading this novel.

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