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... Sophia Loren, Roger Moore, etc. Richard Wagner also composed one of his pieces while in Amalfi and Gore Vidal finished one of his books. It really is easy to see how inspired they would be by God's creation all around them. We then headed to Scala for lunch - they make their own pasta and you certainly can tell the difference. After lunch it was only a few minutes to Ravello and it is amazing to see how well oiled the tourist machine is ...
... filming for his next book. Train ride was great, got to see sites we'd never seen and this great band started playing great Italian tunes which really made the trip special. Toni was sitting taking in the sites when this English women stuck her face right into Toni's and said EXCUSE Me!! Shocked Toni quite a bit she wanted Toni to move over so her gigantic husband could sit dow. Really!!! Anyways he turned out to be an interesting guy, overweight senior with rotting teeth, but hey ...
... and drinks before dinner.
We drank a local liqour called Limoncello and snacked on a plate (or two) of freshly caught fried sardines & brushcetta. Remember, they eat dinner later here, so we had to wait for the restaurant to open. This was such a lovely, little family run ...
... walls - it was quite amazing. That some one looked at those cliffs and thought that would be a great place to build a hotel or house and then the effort involved to do that. It definitely required a 'can do' attitude.
When we arrived in Amalfi we walked out along the piers and took in the view of the town and some photos. We walked into the town and ate lunch at another pizzeria.More looking & exploring the ...
... lead piping in owns it deposited a calcite layer on the interior of the pipes. New pipes leached lead into the water, old piping was quite safe.
Next Alessandro dropped us at Villa di Poppaea, another excavated seaside villa which was buried with ash (reputed to belong to Emperor Nero's 2nd wife). It has a massive swimming pool 60 metres long x 17 metres wide, and lots of entertainment areas with frescoes and mosaic floors in ...