A long day trip from Sorrento to the quaint town of Ravello and to the garden of the Villa Rufolo. Perfect weather. Ravello the town is high up on a hillside with magnificent views. All sorts of writers and composers lived and visited here.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Salerno was bombed extensively during WW2. It has been rebuilt, and is an important port, as well as being a destination for Italian tourists in the summer.
The cathedral, cloisters and crypt were very beautiful.
A day trip down a perilous coast road to Amalfi. The highlight for us was the demo and especially the Cloisters attached ... the Cloisters of Paradise. Also visited a very old paper making factory powered by mill water. Amalfi is picturesque and a pleasant place to wonder around.
Sorrento, such a contrast to Ischia. One expects to see Ibsen or Goethe popping out from around the corner. It retains the Grand Tour atmosphere. The gardens are lush and extravagant - especially in the palazzos and lavish hotels. It is a perfect place to stay as a base for exploring the Amalfi Coast.