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Travel Blogs from Ravello
... sort of guidance. I felt like a proud parent when they safely returned to me that afternoon.
I was certainly sad to see them go late into the night on Sunday, but I was happy to have the opportunity to see them after two months away from home, and an unspecified amount of time left until I return to America...
The next entry will describe my spring break adventures, so prepare yourselves for that!
A very special place - surrounded by the sea, terraced vineyards and orchards. Natural beauty everywhere - Ravello is sincerely committed to their history, great music and exquisite hospitality. Because it's truly a "Hill" town we've done a lot of walking (sturdy walking shoes are critical - thank you Laurel) but the exercise is sorely needed. The food is outstanding (especially ...
... gardens provide wonderful views of the coastline and waters. Many nooks and crannies provide private viewings for that moment of romance., smooching on a bench in the sunshine while 1200 feet above beautiful waters. That leads to maybe the best part of all, we decided to walk back to our hotel. That means walking down stone steps all the way down to the highway in Minori. So dropping about 1100 feet, my calculation is that is about 1,850 ...
Many tourists looking down the crater as we do, few follow a guided tour cicling the whole monster. We add another hike downhills. Some spots have little or no vegetation yet. You see the structure of the lava flows. We meet some mushroom collectors. I collect some Vesuvuis gravel I plan to make art with back home. Heavy stuff - I guess it contains quite some share of iron.
Back in Pompeij: summer sale at Bennetton
We had some serious shopping to do in readiness for Christmas day. Phil had done some groundwork yesterday, visiting all 4 butchers in town in order to source the perfect turkey (too large and it would not fit in our oven) so the butcher who had assured Phil he could come good on the request was our first stop. Success.
The little stores in town are family run and they didn't seem to mind a double Australian family traipsing around stocking ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed