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... is still a big hotel at the top of the hill with amazing 180 degree views of the coast - but it is now completely derelict. We air wheeled up there to explore and it's a real shame that it is no longer used as it is in a fantastic location - and apparently it used to have a swimming pool on the roof too ! We were also lucky to have another nice sunset down on the beach so yet more sunset photies coming up ...
... As you can see from the map we are on the edge of a national park, so the scenery around us is fantastic, and not what we expected. We headed North, on what can only be described as a "James Bond" type road - lots of wiggles, tunnels, and the obligatory Italian driver overtaking at every opportunity. We visited a small mountain village called Roccagloriosa for a bite of lunch, and then headed on to a little port called ...
... we thought we had booked room only.....and he tells us that the room rate is Euro 20 less than we had been quoted.....fantastic!!
Later we wander onto the seafront and enjoy a good meal, in the open-air, at the Incontro Restaurant. As we are leaving it starts to rain quite heavily....... we shelter for a few minutes then run back to the hotel thankfully without getting too wet!
... through and still haven't really got a feeling of her personality. It's all a bit superficial, a point that the author makes as an apology but it doesn't really help. Of course no journey is possible without its delays and this was no exception, as with that long arduous journey a week ago, we had a long delay at Salerno, sitting on the train that was to complete our journey. Once it got going, some 70 minutes later, it did move quite fast and hugged ...
... t get to rest up as once again, via conversation on the iPad the owner insisted on sending us off to his favourite restaurant only a short walk away in town - he even made a booking for us.
Once again, wanting to be nice we didn't let on that we really just wanted to get into the room and so we found ourselves walking off to have dinner.
When we eventually found the favoured restaurant it was tucked away in one of the towns public car parks?? The owner of ...