Bongiorno from Positano!!!

Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
Trip End Jun 28, 2009

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Flag of Italy  , Campania,
Sunday, October 5, 2008

Yesterday, we woke up early and took two planes to get to Italy. We rented a car and drove from Rome to Positano. We stopped to get some dinner and I was sooooo happy to get pizza - real pizza!!! I missed it a lot! We had pizza in Turkey, but it was not the same.

We are staying in Positano, which is a town built on the side of the mountains right next to the Mediterranean Sea. We have been to towns all around the Mediterranean and this is our last one. It looks a lot like Cape Town, at least the mountains and ocean part, but the hills are a lot steeper. Our hotel is built right on the coast hanging over the sea. It looks like we could jump out our window into the ocean.

We walked down the road to Positano, all the way to the beach. The road is really steep and windy and the stairs down to the beach are also steep. When we got the beach we sat on the rocks and got some cheese, salami, and bread from a guy who makes it all himself. Then we walked around the town and saw some churches. In one church there was a statue of Mary and baby Jesus. The story is that it came from a church in Istanbul. Pirates stole it from Istanbul, but when they passed Positano a huge storm came up. The sailors heard a voice saying, "Drop it, drop it", and they thought it was God telling them to drop the statue, so they dumped it out of the boat. Then the storm stopped immediately.

We then walked on a cool path along the sea to another beach and had a great pasta lunch and great Italian gelato.

Tonight, we had dinner at Dona Rosa, in the town high above Positano. We took a taxi, luckily, and rode up, up, up to the town. Dona Rosa, the chef, was in the kitchen and invited us to pick our pastas. I chose spaghetti, and she also sent a free ravioli and some meatballs to taste to our table. We had delicious chocolate mousse for dessert then Lu and I fell asleep. It was a great day!!!
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