Positano
Positano

As a travel, lifestyle and food photographer, Washington, DC-based Reema Desai finds inspiration around every corner. Always exploring and discovering, this particular adventure brought her to Positano on southern Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast — an alluring mountainous scene of vibrant cliffside communities facing the Mediterranean.

“Positano is easily one of the most visually stunning spots I’ve ever been to,” Reema proclaims. “While all of the towns along the Amalfi Coast are unique and more than worth a visit, we elected to spend most of our time in Positano. That way, we could really get to know the town, fall into a routine, and really learn what makes it special.”

“Each morning we’d head to the same bakery for espressos and whichever pastry they happened to be selling,” she continues, “and before long we’d be ambling around town or heading down to Fornillo Beach. Afternoons would consist of taking a hike, enjoying an afternoon glass of wine, watching the boats come in, or hopping on a boat ourselves to admire Positano from the sea.”

A quiet morning at Marina Grande Beach.
A quiet morning at Marina Grande Beach.
Amalfi essentials.
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Amalfi essentials. Discover the Thomas wallet
Beach chairs just beyond Da Adolfo, one of Positano’s most beloved restaurants.
Beach chairs just beyond Da Adolfo, one of Positano’s most beloved restaurants.
Spotting a lone paddler from the cliffs above.
Spotting a lone paddler from the cliffs above.

“Positano is easily one of the most visually stunning spots I’ve ever been to”

A beautifully hazy morning.
A beautifully hazy morning.
One of the many well-preserved doors of Positano.
One of the many well-preserved doors of Positano.
Cliffside retreat.
Cliffside retreat.

“Each morning we’d head to the same bakery for espressos and whichever pastry they happened to be selling”

The morning ritual.
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The morning ritual. Discover the Charlie wallet
Plenty of places to relax at sea level.
Plenty of places to relax at sea level.
Typical street view.
Typical street view.
The deep blue below.
The deep blue below.
A final look at Positano.
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A final look at Positano. Discover the Pop Quiz backpack

Photographed and captioned by Reema Desai

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