Amalfi Honeymoon, Day 10, 11

Day 10. Saturday. Today we left Praiano for Ravello. We were up at 8:00 AM. Anna came down at 9:00 to give us back our deposit. We took pictures together and before we left she said, “Let me give you both a kiss good-bye.” Dear, sweet lady. She was very good to us during our stay! … The SITA was supposed to be by at 9:15. It showed up at 9:35. We were able to sit. We had to transfer in Amalfi, and I didn’t know where to catch the bus to Ravello. We asked some people by the dock who were speaking English. She pointed to where we were supposed to go and said “Good Luck” with a look of pity. We’d soon realize what she meant. The buses that go to Ravello are much smaller, but there was a large number of people who wanted on. We barely made it on.

Anna & Dawn.
Anna & Dawn.
Anna & Marc
Anna & Marc in front of the Villa Amore plaque
Good-bye Praiano! We enjoyed our time with you.
Good-bye Praiano! We enjoyed our time with you.

The bus wandered up to Ravello. We got off and wandered down the street where the rental office is. No one was there. We went to the bar next door and called the cell number. Someone said she’d be there in 10 min. The owner showed up and drove us to the property. It’s about a mile from the main bus stop, down a gently sloping hill. Not bad. Casa Torella is 1 story up from the street. Not as nice as Villa Amore but the views are just as amazing. And it had a piano. It would do just fine.

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View from Ravello apartment
Another view from Ravello apartment
Another view from Ravello apartment
Ravello apartment kitchen
Ravello apartment kitchen
Ravello apartment wardrobes.
Ravello apartment wardrobes.
Ravello apartment living room
Ravello apartment living room
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No swimming pool, but there is a piano!

We spent some time unpacking and did some laundry. Then we walked up the street to the market. Very, very small compared to Angela’s shop. We bought stuff for breakfast and items to cook dinner that night.

9/25 Sunday. Day 11. No journal entries. Today we wandered around Ravello. We walked all the way up to Villa Cimbrone and went to Vittoria Pizzeria for dinner.

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Hello little lizard! You blend so well…
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Pretty church in Ravello
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The Santa Maria a Gradillo church
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Lovely piazza in the center of Ravello
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Views of villas on the surrounding hills from the main square.
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Coffee break! In the piazza in Ravello. A great place for people (and pet) watching
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The cloister at Villa Rufolo, Ravello.
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Pretty plants at Villa Rufolo
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“Bell tower” at Villa Rufolo
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Lush gardens at Villa Rufolo and a view of the surrounding hills
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Iconic Ravello view from Villa Rufolo
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Architecture and gardens at Villa Rufolo
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Gorgeous gardens and gorgeous views. At Villa Rufolo in Ravello
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Dawn peeking out behind a column at Villa Rufolo
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One of the most famous “views” of the Amalfi Coast. Cypress tree and the Villa Rufolo building.
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Interior of the Santa Maria a Gradillo church. This church dates back to the 11th century!
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Interior of Santa Maria a Gradillo church
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The pipe organ. Santa Maria a Gradillo church. I love the simplistic, almost rustic, feel of this church. It was so peaceful inside.
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Soft pastels. Interior, Santa Maria a Gradillo church.
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The view from the interior of the Santa Maria a Gradillo church is amazing!
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So simple and yet so beautiful. Altar, Santa Maria a Gradillo church
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Can you tell how much I love this church?? The simple, unadorned lines of the duomo are splendid.
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An amazing view of Ravello.
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Another shot of the gorgeous Villa Rufolo gardens.

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