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Positano — Positano, with its white villas and palazzos built into an impressive cliff on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, is a painter’s paradise. From prosperous port in the 16th and 17th centuries, to poor fishing village, the town was launched back into the limelight in the '50s when John Steinbeck wrote a glowing essay claiming that the little town "bites deep."

Why Go

For the coastal, cliff-dwelling town straight off a painter’s canvas that “bites deep,” as Steinbeck wrote.

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