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“The best thing to do on day 1 in Positano!!”

Discover Positano - Daily Tour
Ranked #14 of 50 Tours in Positano
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Owner description: This walking degustation tour of Positano is a downhill stroll through the small streets of Positano, stopping at eateries to taste local produce and places of interest to learn Positano's history. Escorted by an expatriate whose mother tongue is English and who is married to a local Positanese, this walk ensures small groups whilst being entertained by local knowledge on what to do, places to eat, history and culture of this wonderful town.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Avoid reading travel guides, looking at maps etc. just take the tour with Christine as soon as you arrive and she will give you the run down on shopping, eating, drinking and history in Positano. It is a great snapshot of a place that could otherwise be quite confusing. I.e. there are many shops and restaurants and experiences available that seem identical on the exterior, but after the heads up from Christine you have a good idea of how to take the place on. Christine equips you to delve deeper in Positano and along the coast generally.

Christine is very passionate about the history and the culture and you can tell from all the smiling faces that greet her in the streets, that she has genuinely made this place her own home.

Also not to be missed is the wine tasting available with her husband Vincenzo. Vincenzo is a qualified sommelier and understands a great deal about wine and how it interacts with food. Another real draw card is the actual wine you taste. While Sangiovese and Nebbiolo based wines are the stronghold throughout Tuscany and Piedmont, Vincenzo introduces you to Campania's wines which are made from grapes we had never heard of before. Great fun and a great experience. A fun thing to do with friends before dinner.

All up Christine and Vincenzo are lovely people who possess first rate knowledge about the area, it's food, wine and goods.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Christine was informative and so very helpful. We spent our first day there on a tour with her. She gave historical information on Positano which gave us a deeper appreciation of this lovely town. I enjoyed hearing her impressions of Positano. She also gave us recommendations on shopping and restaurants. Her husband was so helpful with our wine choices and pasta choices for shipping home. It was a great way to start our trip.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Christine gave us a marvelous tour of her adopted town of Positano today. Her engaging personality, coupled with her deep knowledge of Positano, made for a wonderful introduction to this well known tourist attraction. We would never have known all the local history and lore if not for her tour.
She covered not only the history and architecture of Positano, but also introduced us to the various crafts of the town (including clothing, jewelry, pottery & sandals) without any "push' towards reaping a commission anywhere (quite the contrary - she specifically states that she does not gain any advantage financially from the merchants), although they do give her tour attendees a discount (I made one purchase and received approximately 15% off). Rather, one gets the sense that she knows the shop owners well on a personal basis and that she takes pride in those establishments which are either historically significant or which represent the best that Positano has to offer.
Lastly, our tour also included tastes of the delicious cheeses, olives and salami which her husband's family has produced and purveyed for generations. We were delighted to meet Christine's husband Vicenzo, who provided these "tastes" of Positano for us. Together they are a charming couple!
I would urge anyone visiting Positano to take Christine's tour early during their stay - you will learn where to go, where to eat and shop, and come away with a wonderful sense both of the town and also of what a young contemporary Italian family's life is like in a tourist-driven place like Positano. Great fun and well worth the price!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We arranged for a morning walking tour on our first day in Positano with Christine, an Aussie ex-pat who has made her home in Positano. Her obvious love for the town and its people made this tour a really enjoyable morning, even though it was raining! We especially enjoyed stopping in with local merchants and craftspeople, including some samples of regional cuisine and beverages! A great way to get the lay of the land and map out what we wanted to do and see during the remainder of our trip.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Our small group had the pleasure of learning about Positano from Christine Ornelas with Discover Positano last fall. Her story of how she arrived in Positano resonated with our small group, and wove itself seamlessly into the history of Positano. Her knowledge of the area was only heightened for us knowing she is married to a local Sommelier, and gave way to one of the best walking tours and wine tastings we've ever experienced. We'll definitely look to hire Christine when our small groups are on the Amalfi coast again!

Kelly Beach

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