Meet Salvatore……fisherman, skipper of the ‘San Giovanni’ and our guide for a boat trip along the Amalfi coast!
As well as the boat trip along the Amalfi coast, Salvatore and Gennaro can take you and your friends to Capri or the Galli Isles and Nerano in their small boats. You can find the ‘office’ of Gennaro e Salvatore on the pier in Positano.
My husband loves nothing more than being on the water, so the coastal trip with promises of stunning views, swims in hidden bays and lunch at a restaurant overlooking the water, sounded perfect.
Salvatore greeted us on the pier, bucket in hand.
“Lunch” he said as we peered inside to see freshly caught fish.
Just after leaving Positano, we pass Da Aldolfo, one of the many small restaurants dotted along the coast. If you want to spend the day here lounging on deck chairs and eating fresh fish cooked on the barbecue, they will come and pick you up from the Positano in their little boat with the red fish on it!
The coastline presents a totally different perspective from the water. As you look up at the steep, rocky mountains you see villages clinging to the rock face or hidden in small alcoves. Almost vertical flights of stairs lead from these to the road.
One such alcove is the oldest part of the village of Furore where fisherman’s huts over look a rocky beach.
We stop many times along the coast for swims. The last is at the emerald Grotto at Conca dei Marini before heading to lunch at Ristorante da Teresa on Santa Croce beach.
Pasta with tomatoes, capers and olives was a delicious prelude to our simply grilled fish that Salvatore had presented to the chef on our arrival. Amalfi’s lemons are so sweet and juicy and make the best limoncello. Da Teresa had made their own delicious brew for us to try!
With lunch finished and limoncellos drunk, we slowly motored back to Positano to be greeted again by that spectacular view.
Have you been to Positano?