Franco’s Bar open in Positano

Formerly one of the world’s most scenic car parks, a small terrace just above the Hotel Le Sirenuse has now become a stylish al fresco bar, open to all. The drinks menu is small but pays homage to a golden age of fine beverages, spirits, cocktails and bubbly.

The bar gets it’s name from Franco Sersale, who was an art connoisseur whose impeccable taste did so much to define the signature style of Le Sirenuse. From the pearl-white tiled floor, hand-fired by an ancient Salerno ceramics firm, to the selection of Mediterranean plants,  to designer slender, elegant, deep-blue garden tables and chairs in tubular steel, each new layer both complements and plays off against the others. Completing the design part of the equation are ‘Marie Antoinette’ lamps, intriguing by day and magical by night, Venetian designer fine string curtain made up of antique blue and white glass beads, and Murano tumblers with bold blue stripes. The bar’s logo, a blue sun or starburst with eight mermaid-tail rays, perfectly expresses the playful elegance of Positano’s new open-air salotto.

Franco's BarFranco’s is currently the only bar in Positano where no food is served, with the exception of a few gourmet nibbles (giant green olives, some rather more-ish potato chips). Food just distracts from that view – and the quality of the liquids list.

Located On Via Cristoforo Colombo, just above Le Sirenuse, Franco’s Bar is open daily from 6pm until midnight, weather permitting, from April through to October.

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