Last week I was away for a family wedding in Italy. The city where we stayed was Sorrento on the peninsula south of Naples. It sits on high cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples and has a long history of invasions, by Greeks, Romans, Turks, Normans, Hapsburgs, and both sides in the World Wars. It has been important strategically as a port area, and economically for fishing. All the tourist towns along the coasts were only accessible by boat for eons, until a coast road was built only some decades ago.
Some of us stayed in an apartment, in a very old house, once inhabited by a boat maker.
|Enter your abode. Behold the door knocker.|
|Very close by was this church with gorgeous wood work furnishings.|
|A view of the bay from the end of the street. Nearly all the coast line is lined with fancy hotels to get the best views.|
|This is the staircase where we stayed. One sees painted tiles everywhere.|
|The apartment was on this very narrow street. Many of the first-time-abroad- Americans were astounded by the closeness of everything, the smallness of the vehicles - and gas stations - and the minuscule allowances for passing.|
|I am sorry about the poor quality of this picture, but this door knocker was so pretty.|
|A house, so picturesque|
|Gelato, so scrumptious|
|A tiny produce truck, so colourful. Note the arrays of blooms behind. This was just outside the train station.|
|Wouldn't we all like to have this on our street?|
|Some people wanted to sample the cuisine, a lot. So after a fish dinner, then gelato, we stopped for platters of mixed sea food (which one of us declined), at this tiny cafe late at night..|
|Do you see why I declined?|
So this was my very first attempt to do a blog post on my own with all new equipment and systems, and my little black book of notes. I have much to learn, but maybe in time mine will look as nice as Katie's and Pam's. In the meantime, please forgive my blundering.
Tomorrow, we will, I hope, see some lovely thing from Sarah Y, then on our Wonderful Wednesday something from Maria. I will be trying to learn more in the meantime.