I watched Under The Tuscan Sun during a flight to Hawaii. I was completely amazed by the stunning petit village where Frances has a romantic affair with a mysterious Italian gentleman called Marcello. When the film ended, I looked at Javi who was sound asleep and whispered in his ear: “I have a new destination in mind: Positano!”.
A few months later, we were having iced-cold limoncello in charming terraces, swimming in cristal-clear waters, climbing never-ending steep stairwells, soaking up the sun on Spiaggia Grande and dining with breathtaking views to the ocean.
The unsurpassed beauty of the alluring Amalfi Coast has been featured in numerous films such as Only you, A good Woman and the classic, Beat the Devil.
The movie Under the Tuscan Sun is based on Frances Mayes´ best-
In this evocative memoir, she details her experience of buying and restoring an abandoned villa called Bramasole in the Tuscan countryside. Surrounded by olive groves, sun flower fields, fruit trees and vinegars she discovers the authentic pleasures of Italian life.
Villa Laura– Bramasole
Nestled on a hill near the ancient town of Cortona, Villa Laura is the charming house used in the film Under The Tuscan Sun. After being abandoned for some years, Villa Laura was lovingly restored in 2006. If you long for a memorable holiday, Villa Laura is one of the most beautiful villas for rent in the area.
Under The Tuscan Sun- Film Locations
One of my favourite scenes is when the elegant Diane Lane arrives to Positano in order to surprise Marcello. In the pier, she calls over a policeman to ask if he could drive her through the town.
Diane Lane is hit by a wave in Positano´s main pier which is the departure point for pleasant excursions to Sorrento, Capri, Naples as well as many other beautiful places.
As you can see in the picture, locals and tourists love gathering together enjoying an iced lemonade or a gelato as they watch the breathtaking scenery.
The policeman drives her through the picturesque narrow streets of Positano on his motorbike as the wind flutters her hair. Impressed by the beauty of the pastel-painted houses perched on the cliff and the stunning views to the ocean, she awaits her lover to come down.
You will love to hear the scene was filmed on a balcony at Hotel California. So, in your trip to Positano, don´t forget to book well in advance the very same room where Diane Lane and Raoul Bova had their passionate love affair!
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Love your blog…very inspiring!
Thank you very much! I´m so glad that you like it!
Very elegant blog! I love it. Looking forward to reading the next post.
Marvelous travel blog! You’ve inspired me to get moving again. Grazie!
Thanks a lot Chantale! Come on get on the road again!! Kisses and hugs!
Does anyone know the beach in Positano where they kissed in the movie Under The Tuscan Sun it looks like there was sand there but in Positano there is not a sandy beach. I am wondering if it is one of the nearby towns and I just missed it…
I love this movie! Italy is on my bucket list, thanks for sharing 🙂
That movie inspired me to visit Amalfi cost 2015 with my son. Four years later, I did it again, with someone new in my life. . That is the best Italy can offer to anyone… And I’ll do it again!!! .
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. The Amalfi coast is one of my favorite destinations, I never get tired of visiting this part of the world. Sending you a big hug dear!