Family Abroad

Southern Italy Adventure: Exploring the Town of Positano, and Boating along Amalfi Coast and Isle of Capri


In the summer of 2022, our family embarked on an extraordinary adventure in the captivating south of Italy, where we discovered the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, immersed ourselves in the charming town of Positano, and embarked on a private boat trip to the Isle of Capri. Join us as we recount our family adventure!

The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast, situated in the region of Campania in southern Italy, is a coastal paradise known for its vibrant towns and picturesque coastlines and landscapes. With its dramatic cliffs, turquoise waters, and charming seaside towns, the Amalfi Coast has long captured the hearts of travelers from around the world.

Amazing landscape and beach of Amalfi town in the famous Amalfi Coast, Italy

The allure of the Amalfi Coast lies not only in its awe-inspiring landscapes but also in its rich history and vibrant culture. As a family, we were eager to visit this iconic destination and wander through the narrow streets of towns like Positano and discover their hidden gems.

The region’s reputation for its cuisine, including fresh seafood and lemon-infused specialties, also got us so excited. We couldn’t wait to indulge in the local flavors and soak up the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle

Exploring the Charming Streets of Positano

Our first stop along the Amalfi Coast was the charming town of Positano, with its narrow, winding streets and colorful houses cascading down the cliffs.

Walking around the town of Positano

As we walked through the charming town, we couldn’t help but fall in love with the vibrant and lively atmosphere.

Positano along the Amalfi Coast at dusk

Our family took the time to wander around, immersing ourselves in the local ambiance. It was during our walk around town that we stumbled upon a hidden gem, a local shop called Safari Club Positano

Edith browsing Safari Club, a custom sandal shop in Positano

The custom sandals on display in the Safari Club shop

Safari Club Positano is a family-owned business and specializes in creating custom-made sandals. Edith was thrilled to have a pair of beautiful sandals crafted just for her. The friendly staff guided us through the process, from measuring her foot to selecting the perfect design. The entire experience was efficient and delightful, taking less than 30 minutes to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind souvenir.

The staff creating Edith’s custom sandal

Edith fitting and finalizing her sandal

Private Boat Trip along the Amalfi Coast

After walking around the town of Positano, we walked to the harbor to meet with the guides for our boat tour. We booked a private boat trip with Capitano Ago Boat Excursions that would take us along the Amalfi Coast, heading towards the captivating Isle of Capri.

Meeting our private boat guides in the Positano harbor

We sailed on the blue waters and relaxed on the boat deck, as we soaked in the sun and refreshing sea breeze. We really enjoyed the journey, and saw rugged cliffs and picturesque towns perched on the cliffs during the ride.

The McClure’s during boating along the Amalfi Coast (Don, Bethany, Nathan, Edith)

If you want to book a boat trip with Capitano Ago, you can find them on their website or email them at

View of the town of Positano, taken from our boat

Sailing to the Isle of Capri

Our boat excursion led us to the Isle of Capri, a jewel in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Famous for its natural cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and beautiful landscapes, Capri has long been a magnet for travelers seeking both relaxation and adventure.

Views from our boat ride

Beautiful cliffs and landscape views from the boat

The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly the thrilling swim to the Blue Grotto , a legendary sea cave renowned for its iridescent blue waters. Don and Nathan couldn’t resist the opportunity to experience this natural wonder firsthand. The family cheered them on as they dove into the water and swam towards the blue cavern.

Bethany cheering on Don and Nathan as they come out of the Blue Grotto


Our family trip to the Amalfi Coast was such a thrill! From the charming streets of Positano to the breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast, you can see why it’s such a popular destination for travelers all over the world.

The McClure family in Positano!

We highly encourage everyone to go on their own Amalfi Coast adventure. Discover the hidden treasures of Positano, wander through its enchanting streets, and immerse yourself in its vibrant ambiance. Set sail along the scenic Amalfi Coast, where there are beautiful vistas everywhere you look. Or dive into the crystal-clear waters and explore the wonders of the Isle of Capri, from the legendary Blue Grotto to the captivating beauty of the island itself.

The Amalfi Coast is a destination that will definitely exceed your expectations. It offers a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. We’d definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to Italy, and cannot wait to go back ourselves!


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