There's no shortage of tourists today. We left early this morning and drove over the crest of the peninsula that separates Sorrento from the Amalfi coast. First stop.... Positano. We weren't able to get into the town as buses aren't allowed. I was amazed how the Italians build their houses right into the sides of the steep cliffs. I don't think they'd pass building codes in California. Further down the road we stop at Amalfi. A small town, similar to Laguna Beach, California, in that the town sits where the road drops to the level of the sea and has a small beach. We took a boat ride to view the gorgeous villas from the water. We saw Gina Lolabrigida's house, Roger Moore's and Sophia Loren's. Oh, to be among the rich and famous. Then it was up the hill to Ravello and the Villa Rufolfo whose tropical gardens inspired the composer Wagner was inspired to write Parsifal. They hold major music festivals there most of the year. What a great spot to listen to classical music as you overlook the blue Mediterranean.
“It's a Beautiful Day on the Amalfi Coast” © Kathy Dunham 2009