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Travel Blogs from Palinuro
... knuckles up to see the Cristo statue above us and through the village of Maratea. The feat of building this thing where it is blows the mind and converts one's legs to jelly. I have great respect for Italian engineers - not so the kamikaze drivers.
On our drive to Sorrento we called in to Paestrum to view what remains of a 6th century Greek town with forum and agora in pretty good condition. We are in Sorrento ...
... environment is composed of "Maquis", typical of mediterranean countries. It is strongly receptive to tourists, principally because it has gained a national fame due to the quality of its water, which give it the "Blue Flag beach" area and the "5 sails" of Legambiente (an Italian environmentalist association every summer from many years. Some years after World War II, the place was one of the stays of the writer Ernest Hemingway, during his Italian ...
We headed off at about 9am and drove down the main road south for an hour to the town of Palinuro. Here we waited for a boat to take us out to the caves that this area is renown for. Finally after some delays we headed out at 12:30. We went to three different caves and then ended up at a beach for a swim.
On the way back we tried to get into the blue grotto cave which is the most famous however the sea was too rough and so ...
... out for dinner at a restaurant at the nearby town of Vatolla
It was an awesome dinner with four courses including antipasto, pasta, meat dish and desert along with red wine and grappa at the end. Dinner for four was a total of EUR100, really good value for home made food with gluten free dishes especially for Jen.
What a great night....
... trip. This was accompanied by bottles of local wine. The food was delicious and included rice with seafood, sardines marinated in olive oil and vinegar, grilled / pickled egg plant and zucchini, battered sardines, shell fish bruschetta and stuffed capsicum. This was all polished off with Mandarinno - this is a local liqueur similar to lemon-cello however made with mandarins.
By this stage we were all ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool