Thursday sept 26
Met with Rosa Pauli and four other Untourists (2 were veterans of a bunch of Untours, and two were first timers). We had lunch at la Marinella restaurant in Amalfi, which included appetizer of prosciutto, melon, pickled veg, then spaghetti con vongole or shrimps and lemon risotto, or seafood risotto. Plus salad, and of course bread and wine, coffee, waters, and lemon sorbet for dessert. (part of our refrigerator stock was a bunch of the most amazing lemons--the coast is famous for those-still on the branch, with leaves attached.)
Afterward a tour of the the historic paper mill in Amalfi was fun, many tools are from the 12th century and massive. A nice gift shop there and our tour guide for the museum was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. Following that, we had a tour of Amalfi markets, bankomats, and essentials like wine shops. Rosa thought of everything!
Later that evening, we ate at La Arcante, in Atrani on the beach. Had wonderful mussels in lemon and black pepper, and a pizza each. Didn't expect them to be so big, could have easily split. But they were a good breakfast the next day (hey, my husband says its bread with toppings!)
We usually walk the coast road until we get to the tunnel to Amalfi. Everyone does it, locals and tourists, and not as difficult as it sounds. It's dangerous, but they really watch for peds and yield to them too, as long as the drivers are Italians!
It was an early night for us, turned in at 8 and slept a solid 12 hours! Aftere thirty hours with very little sleep, we were due a rest on a very comfy bed--and we got it...