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... shops. After somewhat of a wait, we did manage to catch a bus back to Praiano, standing room only for careening around those curvy mountain roads.
On Saturday morning we checked out of the very nice Hotel Le Firoriere, gave hugs to "mama" Rosanna, and drive the autostrada (after a morning drive through the narrow streets of Praiano and Positano one last tie!) a few hours north to the Umbrian hill town of Orvieto. More about that next time!
... and speaks pretty good English. So, we settle in for the night. Unfortunately, everything is closed and we don't have any food or wine! Only some homemade lemoncello. We also discover, the hard way, that there is a step down around the refrigerator (between the refrigerator and table.) a definite hazard for the klutz family!
Well tomorrow's a new day; our first full day in Italy and first on the Amalfi Coast.
... hence the early post.
Update: the ferry trip was the worst. I was feeling pretty good but 12 hours on a boat was killer. It was basically like an airplane with a restaurant and multiple floors. So the walking around business isn't a problem, only the sleeping. I didn't have my sleeping bag, I was told we wouldn't need it. Wrong. The AC on the boat was turned down to freezing.
The seats are more spacious than planes or buses, which works to ...
... their breakfast of bread and cheese or maybe some vegetables, healthy lot these Romans!
At midday, they would wander along the street to one of the tavernas of which there were numerous (we saw a couple of dozen at least); these were marble counters built around large clay pots from which hot meals were served with flatbread. Romans didn't eat out though - they collected a meal and took it back home where Ma Roman was busy ...
... monuments lies outside the inland centre of Arzachena, including good examples of so-called “Giants’ Tombs”, or burial sites, and of Sardinia’s nuraghi, the enigmatic towers found throughout the island from its remote past. Kids will relish clambering over the ruins. The sites are open daily 9am–8pm between June and September, 10am–4pm in winter. Tickets are around €3.50 for each site, €18 for all. Contact 393 914 7998 ...