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Spiaggia Fornillo

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  • Day17

    Amalfiküste - Positano

    June 8 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Früh morgens klingelte der Wecker, denn nach dem durchwachsenen Wetter gestern ging es in 4,5 std. und 350 km an die andere Seite Italiens. An die wunderschöne Amalfiküste und hier warben sie mit dem Land, in dem die Zitronen blühen! Und so viel können wir vorab versprechen, es wurde nicht zu viel versprochen.
    Startpunkt für uns war Salerno, welches von den Schnellstraßen aus angefahren wurde und von hier aus hatten wir 15 km entlang der atemberaubenden Amalfiküste bis zu unserem Zielort Positano.
    Kurvenreich, eng und voller Überraschungen fuhr man hier teilweise direkt entlang von Hauseingängen der kleinen Örtchen.
    Hinter jeder Ecke warteten Zitronenhändler, entgegenkommende Busse, Radfahrer, ungeduldige Rollerfahrer und traumhafte Aussichten! Nirgends macht Cabriofahrten mehr Spaß und bietet mehr Freiheitsgefühl als hier! Auch wenn diese 15km mehr Energie und Aufmerksamkeit verlangten, als die gesamte vorherige Strecke! 😅
    Doch bevor es in Richtung B&B ging fuhren wir nach Ravello. Dies ist ein kleiner Ort zwischen Salerno und Amalfi, von wo aus die Adeligen in prunkvollen Villen mit riesigen Gärten ein gar nicht so schlechten Ausblick auf die Küste genießen durften und von der UNESCO als Weltkulturerbe ernannt wurde. Um diese zu erreichen ging es ca 500 meter in Serpentinen hoch und oben wartete ein süßer Dorfkern, welcher mit kleinen Cafés bestückt. Fast verhungert nahmen wir in einem dieser Cafés platz und aßen kurz vor der Mittagszeit ein hervorragendes Panini zum Frühstück. Nach der Stärkung liefen wir durch den berühmten Guiardini di Ravello und hatten dort einen bezaubernden Ausblick über die Amalfiküste. Der kurze Stopp hat sich also mehr als gelohnt!
    Gestärkt und mit ersten Eindrücken und schönen Ausblicken bereichert ging es weiter in Richtung unserem Airbnb in Positano. Der Ort liegt fast malerisch in mitten eines Berges direkt an der Küste. So wirklich traumhaft war das Koffertragen allerdings nicht und entpuppte sich als ordentliche Herausforderung. Unsere Bleibe befand sich in einer kleinen versteckten Gasse, eingekreist von Treppen, die wir erstmal finden mussten. Als wir dann endlich klatschnass angekamen, wurden wir von der Aussicht von unserem Balkon aus mehr als belohnt. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt zogen allerdings schon ordentliche Wolken auf. Sie hingen spektakulär in den Bergen, aber scheuchten uns vom Balkon zurück in die Wohnung. Wir sind von einem kurzen Schauer ausgegangen und machten uns bereit den Ort zu erkunden. Leider kamen diese Schauer immer wieder. Wir hielten an einem kleinen Café und genossen unseren ersten Limoncello Spritz. Spritzig ging das vor allem direkt in den Kopf 😄
    Dennoch erkundeten wir den Strand und gingen in einem kleinen Laden einzelne Köstlichkeiten für das Abendessen kaufen. Den Abend ließen wir dann mit einer guten selbstgemachten Pasta und einem Vino Rosso aus der Region auf dem Balkon ausklingen, genossen die Sicht und schmiedeten Pläne für die nächsten Tage.
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    Elke Weiffen

    Dieser Balkon in mitten dieser traumhaften Stadt ist der Hammer 🌸⭐️🙋‍♀️

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  • Day11

    Amalfi Coast

    August 2 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Heute sind wir früh aufgestanden weil wir eine Wanderung vor hatten. Wir gingen den Pfad der Götter 🧜🏼‍♂️auf dem der Legende nach Zeus zu den Sirenen abgestiegen ist. Es war eine traumhafte Wanderung mit dem Ziel Positano. Positano ist eine sehr idyllische Hafenstadt, welche für ihre bunten Häuser bekannt ist. Nach einem Essen mit Top-Ausblick gings dann zurück zum Ausgangsort mit dem Schiff und dem Bus.Read more

  • Day28

    Day 28 - Path of the Gods (for Tim)

    October 7, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Today was a fairly uneventful and relaxing day for me. I woke up, had breakfast, walked the long windy road through Positano, checked out the city center and shops, then laid out on a chair at the main beach and read my book for awhile. Then I got a sandwich at a cafe overlooking the sea and headed back to the B&B for a nap.

    Tim, on the other hand, had a very long and eventful day. He woke up, had breakfast, and set off for the famous Path of the Gods hike through the Amalfi Coast. It took a few hours, lots of walking, and two crazy bus rides to get to the start in Bomerano. He met a couple of friends and they set off for the 8 km or so walk. He said it was definitely the coolest hike he has ever done and that the views were amazing. The hike ends at Nocelle, a small town at the top of Positano, and then he walked the long road back home.

    (The walk is apparently not for anyone with severe fear of heights or vertigo...that's why I didn't go. I went back and forth for months whether I was going to do it. But I'm glad I didn't. Tim said there were definitely parts where I would have panicked.)

    Even though Tim was exhausted, we went out for our last Positano dinner. We split a cheese and meat plate with jelly, lobster pasta, and grilled sea bass. Yum!
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    Patti Conrad

    Beautiful and scary!!

    10/7/17Reply
    Patti Conrad

    Good job, Timmy!!

    10/7/17Reply
    Patti Conrad

    Cool.

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  • Day26

    Day 26 - Positano Arrival!

    October 5, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Wow! Positano is stunning.

    After checking out of our bed and breakfast in Anacapri, we caught the (wrong) bus down to the Capri marina (followed by a taxi to the right place) to catch our quick 25 minute ferry to Positano on the Amalfi Coast. After we arrived at the Positano port, I saw our arrival message from our host, telling us to take a taxi or bus to the B&B. I looked the address up on Apple Maps and it said 0.3 miles, 7 minute walk...

    Tim gets a quick shot of espresso (bad idea!!) and we begin the walk (with about 30 pounds on our backs). Well...this 0.3 mile walk is essentially a hike up 400+ steep steps into a completely vertical cliff in the blazing sun. With no water. And without the phone navigation working, so I was pretty sure we were also lost. BUT...then we saw the B&B sign at our entrance...we made it!!

    Our awesome host gave us some water and let us settle in. This is the best place we have stayed by far. Our view of the cliffs and the buildings and the water is amazing. Of the 4 rooms in the B&B, ours is the only one with a private terrace. We also have a sitting area on the main terrace. The views are incredible.

    We caught our breath, changed into our bathing suits, and walked down the 400 (now easy) steps to the Fornillo beach. We had an awesome lunch on the beach, then got some chairs and an umbrella. I started a new book, Tim went for a quick swim, and we laid out in the sun for a couple of hours. We returned to our room to relax for awhile and to rinse off. Then we had some wine on our beautiful terrace and got ready for dinner. Our dinner was at a beautiful restaurant on the side of a cliff (as everything is here) - a bottle of Amalfi white wine, a pear and walnut salad to split, sea bass for Tim, and clam pumpkin ravioli for me, followed by tiramisu and decaf espresso. Amazing.

    Now, back to my book!! Goodnight!!
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    Ellen Wood

    Beautiful pics!! Glad you are having such a great time!

    10/5/17Reply
    Patti Conrad

    It looks like "The."

    10/5/17Reply
    THJMonterey

    Absolutely lovely !!

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  • Day27

    Day 27 - Positano Beach Day

    October 6, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Today was a much needed relaxing beach day. After breakfast on the terrace, we climbed down to the beach. We got some chairs and laid out for about 6 hours. Tim went for a long swim, which included a small cave swim and jumping off of some rocks. I just read all day! We had an awesome lunch on the beach - mussels and clams for me and sea bass for Tim! After the beach, we hiked back up to our room for a few hours of more relaxing, this time in bed with the beautiful views of the cliffside outside our terrace. We finished the day with a wonderful dinner - prosciutto and melon to start, spaghetti with clams for Tim, spaghetti with shrimp for me, and tiramisu for dessert! Yum!Read more

    Kelly Thompson

    Cool pic!

    10/6/17Reply
    Patti Conrad

    Nice.

    10/7/17Reply
    Patti Conrad

    Looks relaxing.

    10/7/17Reply
    Kathy Youngquist

    So apparently it’s warm enough for swimming and sun bathing?! You’re living the dream!

    10/7/17Reply
     
  • Day20

    Positano

    July 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Gestern sind wir an der Amalfi-Küste eingetroffen. Über schmale, kurvenreiche Straßen, durch die die Motorradfahrer brettern, als gäbe es kein Morgen, erreichen wir unsere Anlage. Sie verfügt über ein Pool, daher sind alle Parkplätze für Hotelgäste belegt, denn die Einheimischen nutzen das Pool offenbar als Schwimmbad. Zufällig fährt jemand weg und wir ergattern einen Platz.
    Heute wollen wir die wunderbare Amalfi-Küste erkunden. Der erste Ort, den wir ansteuern wollen, ist Positano. Die imposante, schmale Küstenstraße windet sich die Steilküste entlang und bietet den einen oder anderen hübschen Aussichtspunkt mit freiem Parkplatz.
    In Positano haben wir parkplatztechnisch leider wenig Glück, schon weit vor der Ortseinfarhrt ist die Küstenstraße verparkt. Zum Parkhaus können wir uns nicht einmal hinstauen. Wir ändern die Taktik, fahren zurück nach Sorrent, lassen dort das Auto stehen und nehmen den öffentlichen Bus. Das ist viel entspannter, der verfügt der über eine breitere Knautschzone und auch Michael kann die Fahrt genießen.
    Positano schmiegt sich eng an den Fels, in den schmalen Gassen tummeln sich die Touristen, kleine Geschäfte locken, mit hübschen Sachen rund um die Zitrone. Ehe wir in das Getümmel eintauchen, nehmen wir ein ansprechendes Restaurant abseits der Trampelpfade, mit Schatten und Aussicht auf's Meer. Das ist wohl Dolce Vita!
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    Ernst Heissenberger

    Wunderbare Aussicht.

    7/2/19Reply
    Ernst Heissenberger

    Das war der Muschelteller.

    7/2/19Reply
    FolgedemPinguin

    .... und darunter versteckt sich die Pasta

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  • Day50

    Positano

    May 14, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today I got up early and headed for the bus station to get the famous (notorious?) public bus from Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Only 8€ for an all day pass was a bargain compared to what the tour operators charged. A bit of research suggested arriving early to get a coveted right hand side of the bus seat for the views and that is what I did. Luckily at 8.30am on a Sunday it wasn't busy and I got a great seat to enjoy the sights from.

    The bus ride didn't disappoint as the bus squeezed itself past other buses and cars and travelled along cliffs and went through tunnels. We arrived in Positano quite quickly as there wasn't much traffic and the bus left us at the top of the cliff. A walk down through narrow lanes filled with shops and cafes eventually led to the beach. There was a couple of walks along the cliffs each side to explore the other bays which were quite lovely and not too strenuous.

    Once I had explored for a few hours and the temperature started hotting up, I headed up the cliff for the bus stop to carry on the adventure in Amalfi.
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    Your pictures certainly show Positano to good effect. The stunning beauty of the Amalfi Coast is like nowhere else.

    5/14/17Reply

    Wow! I took an almost identical picture 5 years ago!

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    Nicholas Wallace

    Come to busselton for sand

    5/23/17Reply
     
  • Day9

    Washing Day and Positano

    May 14, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Whenever we travel laundry day is always very entertaining, and today was no exception. We were sitting waiting for our wash to finish when a couple came in. They were looking at the instructions, looking at the machines, looking at the coin operated soap dispenser, back to the washing machine. They said something to Graham so he jumped up and asked where they were from and they were from Argentina and spoke Spanish. Not a word of English. And we, not a word of Spanish. So thanks to google translate Graham was able to show them what all the products on the soap dispenser where and how to use the machine. He hadn't quite finished when the next lot came in and started asking him in Italian how to use the machines. He was jumping from one to the other getting their powder and working the machines for them. He should have been paid by the laundromat commission.
    Wash finished, we left our new friends to work out the driers for themselves and caught a very expensive taxi to Positano. The views here are spectacular but unfortunately the weather is not. Our room has a balcony looking out onto the ocean - pretty special.
    Spent a lazy afternoon drinking limoncello and vino down by the waterfront and playing fetch with the owner's poodle. You would be disappointed if you came here for a sunbathing holiday as it is quite cold. Apparently next week will be warm (or so the locals keep telling us). We are rugged up like we are in Antarctica and people were swimming!
    Had a lovely dinner and a four piece roving Italian jazz band came and played for a while. They were so fabulous that we bought two of their cds. Look out everyone!!
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    Yay dinner club and we can get out all the ones we all bought too !!!

    5/15/18Reply

    Very interesting laundry day. Lucky for Google translator lol

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  • Day7

    Herculaneum and a tour of Napoli Rail

    May 12, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    After Pompeii we headed off the Herculaneum, which was hit but the same eruption as Pompeii but the inhabitants died from being burnt alive by the lava and volcanic ash.
    Caught the train to Herculaneum but missed our stop. No problem, we will get off the next stop. Except our train is now express. Finally got off. Crossed to the other platform and boarded the next train, which was heading in the same direction as the one we just got off. Got off another train and waited, and waited and waited and eventually a train came. We must have looked pathetic as an old Italian man with no English made sure we made it to the right stop this time.
    Herulaneum is smaller but much better preserved than Pompeii so you get a much better insight into how colourful their homes and businesses (there were many pubs) were.
    You are given a map and an audio guide. Follow the numbers 1, 2, 3 all easy and then it turned into a treasure hunt. Down one road back up the road you were on then backtrack back to where you just came from. They must have got bored after 3 and decided the next 38 will be allocated at random.
    The most interesting thing we learnt is we went to an ancient laundry and they used urine as bleach. So you send off your dirty clothes to be weed on.
    Today was a huge day. Got home at 7.30 pm just in time to get ready for dinner. Lucky the restaurants here don't close on Perth times!
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    Wow. What a day. Sounds exhausting with trains and finding numbers. You guys must sleep like babies at night x

    5/14/18Reply

    This must have been so interesting

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  • Day10

    Testing Waterproof Jackets - Positano

    May 15, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Woke up in Positano to a morning rain shower, but we wouldn’t let that deter us. Headed up the hill in our waterproof jackets to catch the bus to Amalfi. Halfway up the hill the heavens really opened. There was rain of biblical portions. The streets turned into a river. Cars were going by splashing us with water. You know how funny that is on tv, well it is not funny in real life. Our shoes, jeans, backpacks, face, in fact everything outside of the waterproof jacket was saturated. So A+ for the jacket.
    Went back to the room to change and regroup. Bought some umbrellas. Decided this time to try heading down the hill to the ferry to Amalfi. Much easier. Amalfi looked very pretty coming in from the ocean as you get a great view of all the homes and hotels up the hill.
    Caught the bus to Ravello, which is a lovely little town but very cold today. Not as touristy as others on the coast. Were going to do the 1,700 stair Ravello climb but as luck would have it the climb is to Ravello, not from Ravello, so we got to do the downhill version. Halfway down got lost, like we always do, so took the main road which winds around all the Amalfi Coast towns. Surprisingly we only passed two others walking this route, but were passed by many other tourists whizzing past in their coaches. There is no footpath, so we were on the road with all the cars and buses, squashed up against the wall as the buses screamed past. Or maybe that screaming was me.
    Graham did ask if I had seen a no pedestrian sign before we headed off. How would I know?
    Anyway we survived to tell the tale and eventually arrived in Amalfi just as it started to rain again. Celebrated making it alive by having gelato in the main town. There were four gelato stores directly opposite the one we were at. How do they all survive? There must be whole dynasties built around the gelato industry. Caught the ferry back to Positano in rough seas; one of my favourite activities – NOT.
    So now the rain has set in for the evening so we will have to sit in this restaurant overlooking the ocean drinking vino.
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    Omg that must have been really scary!!!

    5/15/18Reply

    Hahaha I do love how you tell a story Karen xxx

    5/17/18Reply
     

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