o sole mio …

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And so we end our little Italian adventure that has taken us from Rome to Naples, and beyond. The Amalfi coast incorporating Sorrento, Positano, Priano, Amalfi and Ravello (pic is of east slope of Positano) has views that are simply breathtaking; it is fully understandable why folks continue to pile on dwelling above dwelling to create beautifully terraced suntraps that look even more appealing in real life. Think Big Sur on Highway-1, add a splodge of Donegal, then airbrush in a mosaic of pastel coloured facades and you have an approximation of something close to what I’m talking about …

Then narrow the roads, add a few Alpine hairpin turns, some homicidal bus drivers, a stray dog or two and suddenly the most beautiful scenery is transformed into an ugly nest of hazzards, made worse by bumbling tourists who like us had not anticipated or fully appreciated the chaos of Italian motoring.

Italians should stick to making performance sports cars, but leave the driving to other people … seriously.

Author: pip

Computer Geek. Occasionally Travels. Cooks. Drinks wine.

One thought on “o sole mio …”

  1. Italy is where i intend to go next, now that I had been to South of France. I can totally imagine how stunning the scenery will be along the Amalfi Coast.

    BTW, I think Big Sur is over-rated…:P it needs more buildings and those little homes perched on the cliffs. 🙂

    Thanks for telling me about Bulots, another French word I learn.

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