Accommodations in Positano almost always skew toward the extravagant, both in amenities and in cost, but there are still options for travelers on a budget—like Casa Celeste. Run in true Italian matriarchal fashion this quaint and character-filled bed & breakfast is operated by Celeste and her team of sons and grandsons. While there's nothing flashy about the decor (expect local pottery and rustic furniture) Casa Celeste's aura is most impactful on the outside. Each morning Celeste serves breakfast, typically consisting of pastries, moka coffee and fruit, on a cloud-like terrace overlooking the waking town. From her front door, a zig-zagging stairway leads you on a 10-minute descent toward Spiaggia del Fornillo—where her beachfront bar, Da Ferdinando Bar Bagni, offers a prime set of tanning chairs. Each room boasts its own sitting balcony, whose double doors swing open to reveal soaring views of the Amalfi Coast. The chairs on this balcony offer the perfect vantage point to revel in Positano’s cascading silhouette as it plunges calmly toward the sparkling mist of the Mediterranean Sea. Casa Celeste is close enough to the center of town to easily enjoy its perks (about a 10 minute walk), but far enough away to feel like a local, which is exactly what you'll wish you were after a few days in Positano.
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Spiaggia de Fornilo | Pebbly beach is Positano's laid back alternative to the larger Spiaggia Grande.
La Tagliata | Located in the mountains above town, this family-run restaurant will leave you full of food and airy ambiance.
Piazza dei Mullini | Follow the arborway of purple flowers through Positano Centro's shops, eateries and galleries.
Tennis al Settimo Piano | Artificial grass courts for tennis enthusiasts.
Il Sentiero degli Dei | The Path of the Gods will take you on a scenic journey high along the region's rocky coast.
Chez Black | Italian beachfront eatery in the middle of town attracting tourists and locals alike.
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