A Pool Where You Dive Into the Sea
This was my first trip to the Amalfi Coast, but it certainly won’t be the last. I was completely blown away by the beauty and charm of Praiano and ”Il Mulino,” where I stayed!
My boyfriend and I arrived the first week of September, and the weather was perfect for the five days. The house was incredible… sitting on the mountain overlooking breathtaking views of Praiano, Positano, Capri and the sea. We spent time at the pool, the beach and explored the coast. I couldn’t have asked for more, and I am quite a beach snob having grown up in San Diego.
The space was very accommodating with a huge open kitchen that was well-equipped, spacious rooms, Wi-Fi, A/C, and enchanting décor from local artists.
We ate meals on the terrace staring at the mesmerizing view. We could see the local church down below, and hear the bells in the distance. Down two levels was our favorite part of the house, the infinity pool! The first time I walked down my jaw completely dropped. The infinity pool looked as if it was running into the sea.
It was very nice to come back to the house after a day of sightseeing or the beach and cool off in the pool. Down a few more steps was a lovely lemon orchard and garden, very Amalfi Coast. There was so much to see in the area, but we could have spent all day, every day at the house with those views!
Of course we did manage to get out and explore as well. The house was a short walk to the main part of town, with its restaurants, stores, and then walkway down to the beach.
The great part about staying in Praiano was that it was very authentic and quaint, with not as many tourists as neighboring Positano. We ventured to a hidden beach down the mountain called Laurito where there was a great seafood restaurant called Da Adolfo. It truly felt like paradise.
Another day we took a scooter to the town of Ravello, which was beautifully perched on the mountain with incredibly panoramic views. We also visited Amalfi, where we saw the Duomo and ate gelato, and took a ferry from Positano to Capri.
Overall. my stay on the Amalfi Coast was way too short! In my five days, beside appreciating Il Mulino, I was able to experience many of the towns on the coast, but I did not want to leave!
There is such a charismatic and magnetic charm to Praiano. The beautiful views of the mountains and the sea, friendliness of the local people, fresh food, bright colorful ceramics and artwork, and endless attractions all make this town on the Amalfi Coast – and Il Mulino in particular - the perfect destination.
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