Isola Di Lauria
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... people tell you about how beautiful the Amalfi Coast is, believe them.
Tonight’s hotel is perched on top of a mountaintop with a commanding view of the sea. It’s quite remote and the only sounds you can hear, other than us motorcyclists heading up the mountain road, are the songbirds calling to each other and the lyrical sound of cowbells on the bovine grazing in the pasture next to the hotel. Very ...
... upon an inside secret only known by Italian tourists. During the day the village (il borgo - I learnt a new word!) was deserted, as all the Italians were obviously at the beach, and then at night time as the heat of the day started to relent, the hilltop town of Maratea came alive and it was full of Italians, parading (not walking), eating, drinking, shopping. The town had so many secret little nooks and crannies, we spent some of our time at night exploring, ...
... us that she in fact did not have a private room for any of the nights, her bad. She offered to drive us around to find another place, but she knew and we knew, that we wouldn't do that because accommodation in Praja was fairly expensive. So we agreed to take the 6 bed dorm.
She was really unprofessional and didn't explain anything to us. All we worked out was that we couldn't take the boat cruise that ...
... avoid the dodgy tasting grapefruit juice!).
On the boat, the weather was very sticky after the rainfall we had the night before. We didn't stop on Isola Madre, so the journey to Isola Bella was very quick.
This island is known for it's Baroque palace and scenic gardens.
Firstly we had a tour around the Baroque palace. There was heavy emphasis on the art works - I'm not that keen on art, but again the guide made it very ...
... about 5ish - the whole coach was going on a dinner excursion to fisheman island to a little fish restaurant. We weren't due to get the boat until 7.30, so some time to have a look round, shower & get changed.
It was still raining heavily so I managed some strategic ducking in to various gift shops.
The hotel was lovely (we have been lucky with the lakeside hotels)
I was on the top floor with a huge balcony :-)
7.30pm - ...