Travels in Italy: Amalfi Coast – Positano (May 21, 2015)

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Amalfi Coast schematic map (courtesy of Exploring the Amalfi Coast)

Amalfi Coast schematic map (courtesy of Exploring the Amalfi Coast)

Our trip with Trafalgar down the Amalfi Coast took us to this quaint town–Positano– overlooking the Bay of Naples.

According to the locals, Positano got its name from this story: a Turkish boat was beached on the shores of the Amalfi Coast. On board, the captain heard the painting of the Virgin Mary whisper to “set her down.” Obeying the request, the captain threw the painting overboard and his boat began to float again. At the location, where the painting came to shore and they built a town to honor that spot. (Reference: Positano.com)

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