Our goodbye at the Farmhouse Villa Bed and Breakfast was a bit sad as we got to know some of the people who stayed there as well as the owner Francesco and his sister Chiara. Francesco had offered us a tour of this place, but I missed it because David and I just had our plates very full. Francesco will always have a sweet place in my memory there. If anybody wants to stay at a place where they feel like they are really in the middle of
Our rental was a pretty nice jaguar. Not bad to travel around italy with.
You may be on your way to pick up your child from
Coke-lite ... 3 pieces of ice, no refills. This is where I would blog from, then go to the lobby and post it for free.
We drove the 5 ½ hours to Positano and found it to be nothing like we’ve experienced before. We’ve seen a lot of beach fronts around
I guess a hotel front owns the property of the orange umbrellas...otherwise there is the other part of the beach for everyone else. There are constant ferries going to and from Capri and the Amalfi Coast.
View from where we had lunch ... spaghetti and it was really good sauce. I'd like to know what they put in it. The Bolognese is finely minced meat with a yummy red sauce. So delicious.
This is where we ate lunch
View from our hotel balcony where we ate dinner
View from our hotel room
The bus stop directly outside our hotel Posa Posa. You can hop on a bus to take you to and from parts of the hilly shops & hotels. We like walking down and do our best to walk up ... these people must have the best looking calves.
Hotel balcony and where they serve meals
I think there was a wedding going on here.
Walking thru Positano
In the summer, bouganvilla blooms over the walkway, creating a very vibrant passageway.
The architecture here is beautiful ... I want this in MY house1
The Duomos here (churches) are absolutely stunning. The priests talk to local shop keepers. I must say, these Priests were so SO handsome! Especially in their black suits!
David admiring the surroundings
You walk on the side of these white lines...cause if you don't, you'll get hit by a cars side mirror or a scooter will knock you down. It's like so much activity in very small alleys.
I must invest more in wrought iron when I return home. It is my favorite piece of accessory to have in the home.
The view to Positano on our way winding thru the hills
When we finally got down to the beach, we had to just take it all in.
As I type this out on the balcony of our hotel which overlooks this charming and colorful hillside, I hear 2 dogs barking back and forth that EVERYONE hears because it’s like the Hollywood Bowl at a concert … it echoes throughout. I hear scooters everywhere going from one place to another. Parking is a rarity, so scooters can fit in so many places … I see why they are used here and throughout
David and I were very happy with our hotel choice as it is absolutely beautiful. We found it thru the internet and the pictures looked incredible. The reviews from other customers raved about it, so we took a chance on booking it. I love it here. After we arrived, we walked down to the beach and it just reminded me of another time, another place … nothing I’ve personally experienced. A man on the beach was singing an Italian song at the top of his lungs and I felt like he was putting it on for me … just me! There was a blonde boy age 11 begging his Mom to let him stay a little longer and it was just so hilarious how Italian he sounded. I understand Spanish pretty well, so I can understand quite a bit of Italian…very handy here. As Americans, you only hear accents like that in movies or classics, but to stand here right next to it … you are in THEIR world and not yours anymore. Very surreal.
We have the options to take a ferry to either Capri or check out the
So … here is what I know about
- Dogs don’t bark with an accent
- The cappuccinos here are good, but the ones I make at home taste just as good … yay!
- They drive like they are all Mario Andretti! No matter what speed, the faster car should have the right of way. This is no joke ... it is very interesting!
- Drinking a cappuccino in the Piazza Del Campo costs $10 US dollars. $2 for the coffee, $8 for the view.
- Driving 2 feet behind you on the freeway at 100 mph, is normal … you are supposed to get out of their way. Not okay with me!
- The soil must be very rich because they use every single bit of it. Mostly you see hay bales (or are they wheat? I don’t’ know.) You see Olive trees and vineyards, but everywhere you look it is absolutely picturesque and stunning … and I don’t use those words often.
- Italians on the whole do not seem to be “People-Persons” if you know what I mean. We have met so many Italians by now, and I have not as of yet been greeted with a smile or have shown interest in me or David … with the exception of Francesco and our waiter tonight (although we are at a very nice hotel and paid a pretty penny for one piece of meat) but I just find this very interesting. This has just been a fact of our experience and is not just my personal experience … David and I couldn’t be friendlier, yet we still get the same reaction.
- These villas and castles are VERY old … it is hard to fathom what life was like when they were filled with people from ancient times.
- If you know Spanish, you will be fine with the language.
- Ice is only given upon request. If you ask for "moto-ice" (lots of ice) you get 3 pieces.
- There are NO refills on sodas. Huge bummer ... I love my diet coke (coke-lite) with lots of ice.
- They loooOOve to smoke.
- This is why travel is so much fun. You are out of your comfort zone and into the lives of another way of life.
- If you have a chance, you should visit. No history class can teach you what you experience from being here your self.