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Piazza Flavio Gioia

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  • Day42

    Amalfi Coast

    October 14, 2016 in Italy

    After spending most of our trip in major cities, it was nice to enjoy a slower paced more scenic stay on the Italian coast. We stayed in an apartment with a beautiful rooftop view where we enjoyed drinking wine and planning the rest of our trip.

    We took a 2 hour public bus along the Amalfi Coast and enjoyed visiting a beautiful quaint town called Ravello and the town of Amalfi as well. We were lucky to get a seat both ways as the buses were packed and some people had to stand for the whole ride! The bus ride along the edge of the cliffs was more exciting than most roller coasters - we were thoroughly impressed by the bus drivers' skills of navigating the roads that sometimes turn into one ways.

    Lastly we enjoyed some limoncello a liqueur drink made in this region from organic lemons! 🍋🍋🍋🍋
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  • Day26

    Driving along Amalfi Coast

    May 9, 2016 in Italy

    We thought it's appropriate to have a post dedicated to the perils of driving along the Amalfi Coast. As mentioned in previous posts, the roads are so narrow but these Italian drivers are either all extremely gifted drivers or just have no fear of death.

    We (more specifically Aaron as Flora was more often than not asleep) could only capture a handful of close shaves on camera. Due to the narrow roads, tour buses go wide when taking a bend or a turn. The bus drivers of course can't see if there are any oncoming vehicles, but why worry! It'll work out in the end.... *insert lots of cursing and swearing here*Read more

  • Day7

    Amalfi

    October 8, 2016 in Italy

    Dann erreichen wir Amalfi und betreten durch die Porta della Marina das pittoreske Städtchen. Zwangsläufig führt uns unser Weg direkt zum Domplatz...
    Die Ursprünge des Doms stammen aus dem 10. Jahrhundert. Im 13. Jahrhundert wurde er im arabisch-normannischen Stil umgebaut. Die Mosaikfassade stammt aus dem 18. Jahrhundert.

  • Day4

    Day 3 - The Amalfi Coast

    August 13 in Italy

    Day 3 - The Amalfi Coast

    ‍Today we left the hotel at 7:30 am.  We drove along the Amalfi Coast. We made a stop to visit a church along the way. After the tour, we all went to a gelato store.  I got Pistacheo gelato and John got lemon cream gelato.  Then we drove on to Ravello. We had lunch in a small restaurant near the center of the town. The food was good, but there were problem for the owner and staff getting the special meals for those of us with allergies.   The meal was 3 courses - pasta with meat sauce & pasta with red sauce; chicken caccatore with green beans and potatoes; lemon sorbet in a lemon shell.  It was a lot of food for a lunch.

    After lunch we took a tour of an area where a stage overhangs a mountainside.  Then we climbed a 200 stair tower that overlooked the valley below.  After that we headed to the meeting spot and did a bit of window shopping.  There was a shop there called Wine and Drugs that we couldn't resist looking in.  The store also sold signs/plaques.  My favorite was "Alcohol won't solve all your problems, but neither will milk or water."

    We didn't get back to the hotel until after 6:30 pm.  We showered and John look for a pizzaria.  We found one a short walk from the hotel. The pizza was good and we finished with gelato.  The restaurant provided a free shot of Lemoncello for each of us.  I gave mine to John.
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  • Day13

    Eine kurvige Küstentour

    October 19, 2017 in Italy

    Entlang der Amalfiküste - Zitat Uli "der schönsten Küstenstraße der Welt" - schlängeln wir uns Kurve zu Kurve und Dorf zu Dorf. Und Uli hält, was er verspricht. Wir bestaunen fortwährend die Felsenlandschaft und die wunderschönen Dörfer. Jedoch liegen uns immer wieder Fragen auf der Zunge " Wie um alles in der Welt haben die hier Häuser in die Felsen gebaut? Was treibt man hier den ganzen Tag? Was machen junge Menschen hier oder werden die schon als Rentner geboren? Oder vielleicht direkt mit dem Moped unterm Arm? " Schnell mal eben Maria im Nachbarort besuchen, die 500 m über oder unter dir lebt und nur über 20 km Serpentinen mit nicht wenig Verkehr in beide Richtungen zu erreichen ist? Das dauert ja Stunden ?! Oje ! In typisch deutscher Gründlichkeit und Pünktlichkeit ist das für und fast unvorstellbar. Wir besuchen Entspannungskurse oder reden ständig von Entschleunigung! Fahr mal an die Amalfiküste, etwas zu stressig und das falsche Tempo, und die nächste Klippe ist deine. Ich unterstelle den Leuten hier einfach eine wunderbare, bunte, blumige, farbige, hin und wieder herbe italienische Gelassenheit, eben wie die ganze wunderschöne Küste. Im Örtchen Amalfi, Uli hat sich einen Parkplatz erkämpft, unterbrechen wir kurz unsere Fahrt und spazieren, mit vielen anderen Menschen, durch wuseligen Gassen. Vincent, immer am Rande des Verhungerns, wird mit einem großen Sandwich versorgt. Der wäre erst mal still ;-)
    Der Rest unserer Reisegruppe picknickt an unserem Auto, aber erst nachdem wir die ganze große Kiste mit unseren Reiselebensmitteln einmal aus dem Kofferraum geschmissen haben. Der Parkplatz wäre damit dekoriert!
    Gegen späten Nachmittag erreichen wir Castellabate, unser letztes Zuhause auf dieser Reise - und einfach unbeschreiblich schön - für mich ganz sicher. Wir finden das Tor. Zu unserem Haus? Tatsächlich, das Schloss lässt sich öffnen. Dann noch ein Weg ca 300 m durch eine Willkomensallee alter knorriger Bäume, die von beiden Seiten ihre Kronen über uns schließen. Und da steht es vor uns, glänzend und leuchtend in der Abendsonne, und einfach riesig - unser italienisches Schlösschen. Wir werden herzlich Italienisch begrüßt und bestaunen jeden Raum in jedem Flügel dieses Hauses. Alles großartig! Ich liebe die Küche mit ihren bunten Fliesen und dem riesigen Tisch. Ich bin zwar kein Koch, aber sie ist wunderschön. Wir haben noch 2 Tage hier und Zeit, das Haus zu genießen. Viiiiel zu wenig, das weiß ich schon jetzt!
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  • Day4

    Amalfi Cathedral

    October 25, 2016 in Italy

    The Amalfi cathedral is a 9th century cathedral that holds the relics of the Apostle Andrew. A "newer" version built in the 13th century is connected to it and seen in the picture of Carole on the steps. We walked up the 62 steep steps and took a look inside to get a few photographs.

  • Day17

    Amalfi Coast ~ PRAIANO

    May 15, 2016 in Italy

    Bittersweet morning to say goodbye to Rome and the fabulous staff at our hotel. It certainly is great to be able to find staff that is so kind and eager to help.
    Woke up at 6am to head to the train station. Had breakfast at a small cafe' there cuz as always we're EARLY! Cappuccinos and a ham and cheese panini to share. Hey, we had that yesterday. 😨
    We got on our train had great 1st class seats. Sat across from each other and lucky us no one sat next to us on our 2.5 hr train ride to Naples. We arrived 7 minutes later than scheduled. We were so glad to see our driver (Liam Neeson lookalike) already waiting for us. He was so nice and shared some sights with us. Rained upon our arrival in Naples and rained on and off more ON along the way. It stopped once we reached Sorrento. YaY...John got some pretty good pics on the way. Had him sit by the window. Rain stopped just as we arrived to Amalfi.
    We arrived at our hotel in which we got into an elevator and stopped to a cave like hallway to the receptionist desk. The lady that checked us in was so very nice in greeting and telling us about what was offered. She even walked us to our room. The view from the check in area was so pretty. Can't wait to stroll around.
    Got into our room which is very nice. We have a deck with an amazing view and outdoor shower. Got all settled in to go have lunch/dinner than off for a stroll. Met a nice couple from Florida during dinner and chatted with them for awhile. Had a delicious pasta with seafood that we shared a bottle of wine and the best chocolate dessert ever.
    Took a walk around the hotel and found some nice spots for photos tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing more of Praiano and our renewal vows. Let's pray for a Sunny Cloudy day. NO RAIN❣
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