Villa Il Frantoio
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... are very narrow on cliff edges and very windy up and down. Well I'm awake very awake and Bev has taken the hairy side of the rear seat and I'm staring at the cliff white knuckle fever is kicking in and I'm very tense.
We ordered the local pizza (3 large size for 15.0Eu) and we had some wine (copious quantity) and gazed out over the balcony at the twilight, and as the evening wore on the band in the church started playing and ...
... We had organised a private transfer to the station, but when they hadn't arrived by 10.20 am, I started to panic. We decided to hail a taxi (got one quickly, thank goodness) and we were on our way. We arrived at Roma Termini and ran to our train - whew, just made it! Our next transfer was waiting for us on the platform at Naples and within 5 minutes we were in his Mercedes on the autostrada and on ...
... s a light mistlike cloud semi engulfing the town, but this only adds to the drama of the evening. The orchestra play to an original silent film by Charlie Chaplin, which is shown on a massive screen, and is thoroughly entertaining. My night comes to a close and by now it's very late, so by the time I'm home I fall into bed, a little sad that tomorrow I leave the coast, but looking forward to the next part of my adventures in Sicily.
... is a festival of illumination at the Praiano domo, so I head up the hill and park myself high on the terrace seating to watch. There are thousands of silver pots, which I assume are candles that follow the pattern of the tiles in the piazza. The show kicks off with loud music in a deep almost chanting voice, in English: 'Fear, Love, Hate', repeating over and over. Coloured lights ranging in every colour of the spectrum flicker across the ground and sweep the front ...
... there were some good dishes, overall it felt like Hosteria "tried too hard" and perhaps over-complicated some dishes.
- A speciality of the region. colatura is an anchovy essence used to impart a stunning unami taste. Mixed simply with spaghetti and parsley, I gobbled this stuff up for lunch at Tramonto d'Oro.
- And to finish things off, a delectable pastry - the sfogliatelle, a regional delicacy at Panza in Amalfi.