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Yesterday left Positano. We took a shuttle to Salerno then picked up a car from Avis. The coast road from Positano to Salerno was truly breathtaking and the driver quite friendly and tried to explain a few sights along the way. Headed south and stopped at some Greek ruins in Paestrum which dated back to BC. Weather a little cold and rainy or we probably would have stayed longer. Took the scenic root to Marina di Camerota. Stopped at Bascillicata and had a late lunch at a little pizzeria. ...
... 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 ...
... coastal road - SP 18. The sun was shining by the time we got to Amantea. We enjoyed the stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea to our left and the mountains to our right as we drove through Paola, Celtraro, Belvedere Marittimo and Scalea. We left the main road near Praia a Mare and followed the local coast road through Tortora Marina and Maratea before heading on to Sapri. These were absolutely spectacular ...
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 ...
... become quiet. Not for long, they are, after all, Italian! I have a sudden urge, sporting my bright red jacket, to walk right up to this traditional gathering of men and greet them, “Ciao raggizi, come va?” A young mother carries her toddler boy in her arms and I wonder about his future with the men on square....
Pisciotta of Salerno is the real Italian deal. With little tourism; with archaic jumbles of crumbling, stone houses, alongside steep, ...
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