Siren song of the Amalfi Coast

By Brian Johnston
Updated February 3 2017 - 2:28pm, first published 1:15pm
Terrace of the oyster bar at Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano.

From Naples the road slinks improbably around the coastline, skirting past Sorrento and heaving over a headland before corkscrewing above a blue sea. Positano is jammed into a fold in the cliffs, and looks as if it could easily slide down with a clatter onto its beach far below. There is only space for a one-way road, and it plunges halfway down the town before surging up again, scraping by cafe chairs, postcard racks and wayside statues of the Virgin Mary.

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