Thinking about honeymooning in Italy? Wedding planner, Shannon Bellisle will totally convince you (like we need convincing!) that this idyllic locale is the perfect destination with her honeymooner’s guide to Positano, Italy! The rocky, colorful shores of this coastal city are full of charm and romance. Read on, as Shannon and her new hubby walk you through the beautiful streets, virtually showing you where to stay, dine, and play as newlyweds!
Our photographer actually introduced us to Casa Albertina, and this place is so adorable that we immediately fell in love. Everything is so picturesque, from the front reception, to the cute doors and well dressed hallways. But the cherry on top? The rooftop patio that is available to all guests overlooking the beach front. We spent many nights up there sipping wine at sunset with some charcuterie spreads!!
Tip: if you are booking an Air BnB in Positano be sure to check the map! There are a lot of stairs, and some of the places listed are actually at the very top of the cliff which ends up being about a 30 minute walk down to the beach (and sure, going down doesn’t sound bad, but walking back up can become tiresome!)
Positano is not lacking in incredible dining places, but our favourite has to be Da Vincenzo. Built right into the rock, this restaurant has tons of romance and really gives you the full Positano experience. The owners knew we were on our honeymoon and were so incredibly sweet, giving me this hand crafted pottery ornament as a memento. I recommend you order the daily seafood special, I promise it will be worth it!
If you are staying in Positano you absolutely need to visit the stunning Le Sirenuse hotel. Every corner you turn is one hundred percent Instagram worthy. You need to tour around the hotel when you are there – I was like a kid in a candy story! It was here that we enjoyed drinks and an unforgettable lunch at the hotel restaurant La Sponda, with a seriously breathtaking view of Positano. They also have a champagne and oyster bar, and I mean how can you go wrong there!
Positano is small, and if you aren’t planning any day trips to the other towns, then you’ll want to find some things to do. Because we were on our honeymoon we wanted to share experiences that were extra romantic, the kind that let us just be in the moment, smooching and taking it all in. We highly recommend you take a boat tour with Blue Star. You’ll get a private tour of the Amalfi Coat at sunset, taking you inside some of the most picturesque caves – it really doesn’t get more romantic than that!
Lastly, we recommend hiring a photographer for an afternoon. It was so fun to wander around the streets stealing kisses and just having fun together. Not to mention when our photographer gave us the images it took us back to that exact moment, which was such a joyous feeling. Being able to share our experience with images like this was so worth it, and no selfie or tilted photo from another tourist could ever compare.