First, I would like to thank all of my readers for commenting. I read all of them, but can’t reply as I usually would because there’s hardly any time. The schedule for us is early and long. I always use any free time in the hotel to write (and shower, of course!).
After breakfast, we had mass in the gardens of the hotel under a canopy of green.
Then we were off to the Positano, a very chic town with beautiful shops along the coast. We walked in single file past billowy scarves and glittery jewels. Every shop was small and the clothing for sale were in pale colors. Our guide told us that it is the style in this town.
We walked toward the square where the church was. We couldn’t enter because during a restoration, they found bones. Once that happens, every thing stops until all of the area is excavated. We were able to go just inside the main entrance to see the altar just behind panes of glass.
We walked a little further down to the beach. I touched the Mediterranean! While we couldn’t get in, I wouldn’t waste a chance at getting my hands wet at least. Here’s what I saw. Brace yourselves, it’s incredible.
Then it was on the boat to get to the town of Amalfi. I get sea sick so Deacon Tony stayed right next to me at the front of the boat. He kept telling me to look up so I wouldn’t get sick. He thought we should celebrate with a selfie! Can you believe it?!
We entered into port and were told that the town is dedicated to St. Andrew. It was also noted that the people of Amalfi are so proud that they have a marble slab at the entrance that says when the day of rapture comes and they are taken to heaven, it will be like any other day in Amlafi. You know, because it’s a paradise already!
And now, the limoncello! Limoncello is a lemon liquor made of lemon rinds, water, sugar and pure alcohol. I spent the afternoon with Father Joe, Deacon Tony, his grandson and my roommate. We bought some limoncello to take home and lemon scented soaps. The lemons are huge and grown organically making the limoncello perfect! Here’s Father Joe with his bag of goodies coming from the shop.
On our way back down the mountain, we got to see Mt. Vesuvius! It was scheduled on our trip to visit Pompeii but that had to change because the road in and out is so narrow, that we would have had to add another day to the trip. But I got a picture!!