Seaside break

Well, how about a little seaside break from the snow, ice, cold, not to mention, Christmas shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping and cooking!

I took these photos during our trip to Italy this past fall.  Specifically they were taken during our drive along the Amalfi Coast and visit to Positano.  Take my word for it, Positano is absolutely breathtaking!  I hope these pictures make you feel a little warmer…..

This is at the start of our drive along the coast line.




And upon arrival at our hotel in Positano, this view greeted us in our hotel room – it was so, so stunning!



The hotel we stayed at was built into the side of the mountain and the lobby is five floors below where you enter.  So, you come in and take the elevator down five floors to enter the lobby.  But that’s not the coolest part, this is the lobby and…


this is part of the rock that the hotel is built against.  Isn’t that the neatest thing!


The view that greeted us in the morning.  When I think of “my happy place”, this is it!

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The outdoor terrace where we had breakfast, nestled with some lemon and orange trees.

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If it had been warmer we would definitely have ended up here……


but it didn’t stop my hubby from taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool.


So instead, we walked down the many, many stairs to walk on the beach.


The beautiful little town of Positano.  Aren’t the pastel stucco exteriors gorgeous against the rugged mountain backdrop?





A lovely little terrace on our way back up.



Ah, I feel warmer already.  Hope you do too!



  1. Lisa I have seen so many beautiful paintings of Positano, now with your images I am really longing to go there !!

    The hotel is fabulous!!

    Do come and enter my Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!!

    Art by Karena

  2. Wow, Lisa, your pictures are amazing! Positano is simply stunning. Definitely a place I want to go to one of these days!

    Hard to feel warm on a snowy day like today, but I think your pics may have increased the temperature here by a digit or two 🙂

  3. It’s so cold here today, I think those images actually warmed me up a bit!

  4. Oh Karena I’ll be checking out your giveaway for sure! Kelly and Karen – Yup! I definitely needed to think about Positano today with all that white stuff out there! Glad to hear that they warmed you up a bit too!

  5. Lisa…I am as jealous as all get up. I so want to go there. We didn’t do the almafi coast … it looks breathtaking! Thanks for sharing with us … and YES I think I do feel warmer … LOL

  6. Simply breathtaking, Lisa! Oh how I’d love to go to Italy and the Italian coast!!
    Victoria (DesignTies)