Giordano Hotel Ravello
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... steps in total......and enjoy lunch at the Vittoria restaurant. Lunch is so good we book a table for dinner!
By the time we head back up the hill for dinner it is pouring with rain, lightening and thunder! Another great meal later we head back ...... and it's still raining a little.
We awake the next morning and it's pouring! After a good breakfast we wrap up in our waterproofs and head ...
... on a Walking Tour of Ravello, with a local guide, quite a few steps up but there did not seem to be same number down!
Most interesting part was the scaffolding surrounding a palm tree. They have been attacked by a beetle and they have found a way to give the palm medicine ( the guide's word) to help treat the trees.
Amazing garden - The Gardens of Villa Cimbrone an English politician, Mr Ernest William Beckett ( later ...
... had this back home!
After Ravello we took a bus back down to Amalfi and wandered around the bay area and duomo (cathedral). You can see the interesting Arabic influence on this cathedral in the picture. Very different from most you see in Europe. I'm sure there was plenty more to see of Amalfi but it wasn't that significantly different than Positano so we didn't feel like we were missing much by moving on. Plus, we needed ...
... This morning we caught the train from Florence down to Naples via Rome which took three hours and then caught another local train to Sorrento which took about another hour. Our seats were upgraded on the train and we sat in first class, Rhett was a bit excited about this! Not much difference apart from bigger, comfortable seats, complimentary drink and biscuit on arrival, plus a sour looking lady sitting across from you with her ...
... and finding no other redeeming factors we decided to head home. We stopped at Atrani on the coast for a bite of lunch. We found a delightful pizzeria located underneath the road looking towards the beach and down the coast. Now when I say beach it is not like home. And actually in this weather looked very sad - black coarse sand with rows of seats lined up all empty waiting for the tourists. Lunch was lovely - pizza and a salad but no ...