If you have ever visited the small coastal town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast, I can tell you that you will not want to leave or that you will be drawn back again and again. Just like me!
During my last visit for almost a week, I chose the Albergo Albertina and it was a pure stroke of luck.
Lorenzo, the owner – a very charming Italian by the way – who lived in Hamburg for a long time and also studied there – moved back to his hometown after years and took over his parents’ hotel. If I have interpreted it correctly, he is happy to speak German – which is perfect, by the way – from time to time.
The Albergo (hotel) is very idyllic – typically Italian (which I like very much) – furnished with a lot of love and the view from my balcony is a dream.
All of Positano is at your feet! You won’t be able to get enough of this view – I promise you. With a glass of wine in your hand, you can watch the boats coming and going in the evening, the life on the piazza and in the streets… that’s all you need to be happy!
The beach of Positano and the small harbour are not far away and you can do everything by walking. On the way to the beach you pass many small shops, whether porcelain, clothes or souvenirs and very nice little cafés that look so inviting every time that you – like me – have to make a short stop for an espresso.
The only handicap of this Albergo, which is surmountable and not really worth mentioning, are the many steps up to the entrance. But the way and the effort – especially if you are a woman with your suitcases and are picked up at the bottom of the street – is worth it for the view and the hospitality.
The next morning, a sensational breakfast awaits you with a view of the wide sea. Alfonso, the waiter, fulfils almost every wish and even brings me – as a coffee addict – an Americano to the table more than once.
I’ll be visiting Lorenzo at his hotel again this year and I’m really looking forward to it.
See you soon again, Lorenzo and Alfonso. I am looking forward to the next summer.