10 May Positano
Positano, which is built around a small curving bay on a steep hill overlooking the island of the Sirens. Once a sleepy fishing village, Positano is one of the most picturesque towns on the Amalfi coast. The typical Moorish style houses are lined up along the slopes facing the sea. Steep steps, narrow lanes, courtyards and gardens furnish the rest of the town. Enjoy this area and wander the many little shopping alleyways. Or perhaps venture to Vietri Sul Mer, further east on the Sorrento Peninsula, the hand painted pottery capital of Italy. Perhaps drive into the heart of Vietri Sul Mer in a taxi where there is a pottery shop on every corner, and in-between. Often the artisans are actually painting in the shop, and you can ask for custom painted pottery, or purchase pottery in the same pattern as you have watched being hand painted.