20.06.2014 - 20.06.2014 28 °C
Well the weather has blessed us with a perfect day just when we wanted it most. Amalfi is just stunningly beautiful. We woke up to a perfect day and magic views. The township is dominated by its beautiful cathedral which opens onto the town square. Most of the shopping is up in the backstreets behind the promenade and is fairly tourist oriented but pleasant.
I really wanted to see Positano which is another picture perfect township just around the peninsular. We decided that a ferry was probably the best option and off we went. We stuck fairly close to the coast which was perfect for sightseeing. Positano is a little more up market than Amalfi and it's well tended gardens and flowers were stunning. Brightly coloured petunias in pots and window boxes and bougainvillea were everywhere making a fabulous show against the multi coloured render of the buildings.
Most of the shopping was in the streets behind the promenade and many more stairs were climbed. There were lots of lovely dress and shoe shops which were very tempting but I had too many hangers on (bored boys and men) to look extensively (needed Holly with me).
We went back to a little place called Ristorante Capricci for lunch. We had stopped here for coffee earlier and the food looked great. It definitely delivered and the meal was delicious. Though Dyl had a few issues with the hamburger. Someone forgot to order the buns and all that was on the plate was the meat and (god forbid) salad. Luckily there were chips or it could have been a disaster! Dylan has been getting into the mozzarella and his italian cheese and crackers consists of fresh buffalo mozzarella on a a trusty ritz cracker
The boys went for a swim on the rocky beach which was made of fine stones like river pebbles and grey coarse gritty sand. Luckily the water is crystal clear and beautiful. We decided it was time to head back, though we had a bit of a wait for the ferry, and we just sat and did some people and luxury boat watching while we waited.
more gelato while we wait for the ferry
Back up the steps to the apartment we chilled out with wine and niblies with a view.
Heading back to Rome tomorrow to pick up Holly, finally get to see my girl