A quick hello and an image to share from the Amalfi Coast.
We arrived in Sorrento yesterday morning after taking a bus from Rome. This part of Italy is magical, it’s so beautiful – and a place I will definitely come back to and spend more time.
Today we hopped on the city bus that took us to Positano – another small town perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi coastline – and one I have dreamed of visiting since I was about 15 years old. The weather wasn’t one to cooperate today unfortunately – it thundered and rained all day long. And still, this little town didn’t disappoint in her beauty, in spite of mother nature not cooperating. I strolled along the old cobbled stone streets and photographed my way down from the top of the cliffs where we arrived to the beachfront. We ate lunch at a restaurant recommended to me by my dear friend Suzanne Le Stage – Chez Black’s. What a great recommendation. Fantastic service, gorgeous food – and lots of entertaining guests and characters around us the entire time. At one point, Kirstie Alley came running in from the rain with a large golf umbrella that happened to open up and trip her just as she was walking past our table – a very comical moment that had everyone in stitches laughing! A moment handled with panache and comedy as only Kirstie can do!
Lunch was a “most of the afternoon” affair – I’ve learned to slow down to the pace of life here in this country – these people know how to “do lunch”! The schedule that Italians live on is quite different from us, as most of you know. People will work here from 9am until 1pm, then break for lunch from about 1-4pm, then resume work after 4pm and work until 8pm. During the time from 1-4pm, most places will literally shut down, and people either go home and eat or eat out – and take their time enjoying themselves with several courses over the largest meal of the day with family and friends. It’s a wonderful experience to partake in at a large table. I had the opportunity to do this last weekend at a Saturday afternon BBQ, which I shared on Facebook a few days ago. So fun!
I’ve had many adventures since I last posted when I arrived in Rome – but those will have to wait a few more days. I’ve got lots to talk about re: Italy and my experience photographing on my trip. In the meantime, I am going to enjoy the next couple of days before I come home. The weather is supposed to clear up for us tomorrow, so we’ll be exploring more of the coastline and I’ll be photographing, of course!
Ciao for now, more to come… !