After purchasing our painting, we were headed back to the ship and one of our friends told us about a great adventure they took on a public bus riding on the famed Amalfi highway to the town of Amalfi. We walked all the way to the top of town (the third time for me) only to find you needed to buy tickets in advance and it would take three hours - not enough time to make it back to the boat for the evening meal. This view here was tremendous and almost worth the trip.
Under the Tuscan Sun in Positano June 6th 2005 John Steinbeck, the famous American author lived in Positano in 1953 and wrote "Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that is not quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. Its houses climb a hill so steep it would be a cliff except that stairs are cut in it. You do not walk to visit a friend , you either climb or slide."
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Europe » Italy » Campania » Amalfi Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more