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Old 06-23-2014   #31 (permalink)
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Wow, Debbie!!. What beautiful pictures. Thanks for posting.
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Aaaah Positano

Little late getting this done...vacay, holidays, etc....

From Florence, we are off to Positano! Longest drive of the trip - over 6 hours. Listened to an audio book in the car, amazing how that passed the time on the Autostrada.
We passed the exits for Rome; the exits for Naples; the exit for Pompeii; and sped past Mount Vesuvius since there was no stopping Glenn after 5+ hours and the coast drive ahead of us. Here's the volcano as we zipped by in the car.....


Then...we hit the coast roads. YIKES!!!! What people say about driving in this region is the complete truth. Crazy Italian drivers, windy narrow mountain climbing roads, HUGE tour buses coming at you that make you think you'll be crushed....etc, etc....but the VIEWS, oh the VIEWS....no pix here, I had to navigate and try to soothe the savage beast AKA my husband the driver.
We finally arrive at our hotel, Albergo Punta Regina, where Glenn abandons the car and tells the bellman to "take care of it". *sigh*



The hotel is pretty high up on the hill....the terrace and the pool:





views from our balcony - this area is breathtaking, my pictures don't do it justice at all...not at ALL...





After the long ride, it was around 4pm before we got settled...we had a drink on the terrace and a nap before dinner. Dinner was at Next2, a few steps from the hotel..beautiful night to eat outside, great restaurant.

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The next morning, our full day - is a walk down into town, to the beach, and back up. Oh, and some shopping in between. Positano has AMAZING shopping - linen shops everywhere, hand made sandals, pottery - you could really do it up, here. I tried to control myself....came home with some nice linen clothes, (even Glenn got in on that action) - he got sandals - I couldn't find any to fit - and we got a few pottery gifts, small things that we could easily get home with us.

The walk down was beautiful - passed some neat shops built right into the hill, and check out the SIZE of the lemons!! Lemon trees EVERYWHERE in Positano...






The little main streets where most of the shops are are just adorable...



This shop with all its matchy-matchy stuff reminded me of a friend of mine...she loved this picture



Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta - very old church in Positano. The bell tower and the inside of the church





Got down to the beach - as with all the beaches we saw, it is brown, and shelly - but the sea is gorgeous and this is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi coast... and of course, at this point, we need a little refreshment. Spritz Aperol, please!!



Our hotel is up there somewhere, but I couldn't find it...




More shopping....walk back UP the hill (and it's UP) - lunch on a terrace overlooking the seaside - and later dinner at Da Vincenzo - an adorable restaurant close to our hotel, husband, wife and son owned - we just loved these family restaurants and their house wines in Italy so much...







Tomorrow - off to Rome for the last 3 days of the trip!!
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omg gorgeous!!

Positano is the seaside town Diane Lane met her honey in Under the Tuscan Sun right? So beautiful!
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I'm so glad you like it!! It takes a lot of time, so I'm hoping more people are reading it, since not too many are commenting...
We can't comment because you've taken our breath away. STUNNING!!!
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OMG, I've just finished reading this TR. It is amazing!
I wish you would have finished the Rome part.
I am in the process of planning a trip to Italy for June/July 2016 and your itinerary is very similar to mine, except we are most likely not renting a car, just going to do the train, but not sure yet.

I would love to find out more about your trip.
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OMG, I've just finished reading this TR. It is amazing!
I wish you would have finished the Rome part.
I am in the process of planning a trip to Italy for June/July 2016 and your itinerary is very similar to mine, except we are most likely not renting a car, just going to do the train, but not sure yet.

I would love to find out more about your trip.
Holy cow, I never realized I didn't finish it!! Just got lazy I guess... I am going to try to resurrect Rome!!
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Holy cow, I never realized I didn't finish it!! Just got lazy I guess... I am going to try to resurrect Rome!!

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Old 08-21-2015   #39 (permalink)
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Wow!

Thanks so much for posting this report! It will be very useful when we plan our Italy trip!
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Great pics...where is Roma??
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Well, darn! I came back to use this report to help plan our 2018 trip to Italy, and I can't see any of the pictures
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Well, darn! I came back to use this report to help plan our 2018 trip to Italy, and I can't see any of the pictures
Yep. The asshats at Photobucket are now charging to imbed photos.
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Great pics...where is Roma??
I just saw this post accidently, so i donīt mean to be rude.

roma is the original - italian - name of what is called rome in english.

I probably missed a joke here. sorry.
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