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Travel Blogs from Ravello
... I think it's KM's .... not miles) it was 16 KM's of the most spectacular coastline we have ever seen. As seems to be the recurring theme of this holiday ..... It has to be seen to be believed. Stopped in a little town along the way to visit the Emerald Grotto. We had to walk down a few steps then get in an elevator which went down about 100m's ( quite an engineering feat really as the elevator has been cut into solid rock ! ) and opened ...
... lemon groves. We passed shops selling fresh lemons and the lemons were as big as cantelopes, but shaped like lemons. Of course with all these beautiful lemons, the drink to have up here is Limoncello - delicious. The bus trip back to Praiano was no less packed and we stopped at Hotel Fiorere for a glass of wine before we tackled the steep climb back up to Casa Costantinoplis. Full moon ...
Awoke to the sounds of birds chirping and sunny skies. This morning was shopping time before checking out of the hotel. We managed to all buy some ceramics ( some more than others!) that will hopefully not put us over the limit baggage wise. Carolyn also managed to fine a couple of gorgeous dresses. Unfortunately the weather was not to last and the rain returned when we visited Villa Cimbrone - a beautiful garden set on the end of the peninsula ...
... valuable traveling tip we discovered early on when we stopped at an autogrill (rest stop) was that ALL cars apparently have the right-of-way at all times.
Chuck has mentioned more than once, that he did not get lost. As navigator on this trip, with the map in my hands, I will support him on this statement, with one caveat – "There is always more than one way to reach your destiny and we arrived safely and on time." After a long flight and ...
On one hand if Mount Vesuvius had
not erupted and swallowed Pompeii, there would never have been a discovery of
life at that era (76 BC) because as we have found out, citys were continuously
being knocked down and rebuilt. So out with the old and in with the new.
Nothing’s changed I guess.
We start to explore the city. We
decline a taped explanation (shame) as Womby has his manly ideas out about his
map reading. I just smile and sigh.