Positano

Positano bites deep.
It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there
and becomes beckoningly real after you are gone.

John Steinbeck

Positano dal mare

For a photographer, there could not be a better subject. Those touring Italy should make this a required stop: Positano is a picture post card from almost every angle, thanks to its characteristic pastels and blocky architecture.

Positano, once a sleepy fishing village, is now a trendy destination popular with the jet set and common travelers alike. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper’s Bazaar in May, 1953: “Positano bites deep”, Steinbeck wrote. “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”

The origins of this charming place are a mix of history and legend. As often happened in the past, the lack of actual data was obviated with myths, one of them tells that Positano was founded by Poseidon, god of the sea, for the love of the nymph Pasitea.

Positano is an almost impossible town: clutching the cliffs of Monti Lattari, a pastel-dabbled landscape on the Mediterranean Sea, with views that sweep over the sea to the islands and coastal towns; it is itself a sight to see on its steep perch. Here, the “streets” take the form of passageways among the houses and steep sets of stairs that interlink the alleys. Only one road traverses the town, Viale Pasitea, while the access to the alleys is only by foot, among shops, cafes, hotels and bouganville flowers.

 


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30 December 2019

Escursione guidata al Monte San Costanzo e brindisi al Nuovo Anno

Escursione guidata al Monte San Costanzo e brindisi al Nuovo Anno

La canzone de lo Capodanno per le vie di Massa Lubrense

La canzone de lo Capodanno per le vie di Massa Lubrense

Tombolata Termini

Tombolata Termini

"L'albergo del silenzio"

"L'albergo del silenzio"
31 December 2019

La canzone de lo Capodanno e accensione del "Ciuccio di Fuoco"

La canzone de lo Capodanno e accensione del "Ciuccio di Fuoco"
1 January 2020

"L'albergo del silenzio"

"L'albergo del silenzio"

"Le tre pecore viziose"

"Le tre pecore viziose"
2 January 2020

"L'albergo del silenzio"

"L'albergo del silenzio"

Concerto "Brindiamo al Natale"

Concerto "Brindiamo al Natale"

Tombolata

Tombolata
3 January 2020

Merenda itinerante all' albero secolare

Merenda itinerante all' albero secolare

Tombolata Termini

Tombolata Termini
4 January 2020

"Arriva la Befana"

"Arriva la Befana"

"Le tre pecore viziose"

"Le tre pecore viziose"
5 January 2020

"La Befana sotto al Torrione"

"La Befana sotto al Torrione"

Tombolata

Tombolata
6 January 2020

"E' arrivata la Befana"

"E' arrivata la Befana"

"Concerto Natalizio"

"Concerto Natalizio"
7 January 2020 8 January 2020 9 January 2020

Tombolata Termini

Tombolata Termini
10 January 2020 11 January 2020 12 January 2020

Letture in famiglia

Letture in famiglia

Tra nonni e nipoti

Tra nonni e nipoti
13 January 2020 14 January 2020 15 January 2020 16 January 2020 17 January 2020 18 January 2020 19 January 2020

Passeggiate d'Inverno 2020

Passeggiate d'Inverno 2020
20 January 2020 21 January 2020 22 January 2020 23 January 2020 24 January 2020 25 January 2020 26 January 2020

Letture in famiglia

Letture in famiglia

Presentazione della carta interattiva "Massa Lubrense - Il Museo Diffuso"

Presentazione della carta interattiva "Massa Lubrense - Il Museo Diffuso"
27 January 2020 28 January 2020 29 January 2020 30 January 2020 31 January 2020 1 February 2020 2 February 2020

Passeggiate d'Inverno 2020

Passeggiate d'Inverno 2020