|Looking back at Naples with Vesuvius smoking|
|Capri from the tip of the Amalfi peninsu|
|A tired vendor sells dried peppers and fruit on the edge|
of the road.
|The road is an engineering marvel built into the straight|
cliffs or sometimes off of them. It was originally built
by the Romans.
|Honoree pauses to take a picture of one of|
the beautiful courtyards through the fence.
|We stopped for cappuchinos at this beautiful spot|
at the beginning of our walk in Positano
|Sometimes the path down the hill goes thru|
a tunnel under the homes.
|A narrow valley leads up crowded with|
buildings, walkways and gardens.
|Steep stairways are carved through the town everywhere.|
There are few roads.
|Shops, restaurants, boats line the beach and lots of people|
|Many artists love painting these colorful|
hillsides and towns.
|Looking up one of the hillsides in Positano from the beach|
|Walt and Honoree pose as we leave after a fabulous lunch|
at Chez Black in Positano
|Shops line the streets and flowering vines grow overhead|
lending shade during the summer heat.
|The pottery here is wonderful and I could have bought|
at ton, but out of my price range.
|There are beautiful signs like this all over|
|The view as we ascend the road back up to our car. The|
vine covered "meadow" below is a trellis over the car park.
|As we climb the hill we look back at the Church and beach below|
|Another view down the coast from the center of Positano|
|Tiny shrines dot the cliffs, although that's a public phone|
on the right (they still have them).
|Looking back down the road, beautiful villas cling to the|
hillsides below, built into stone terraces.
|You can see a few of these villas in what|
looks like impossible places.
|The gorgeous Cathedral in Amalfi - once a thriving naval|
empire that rivaled Venice, with 80,000 inhabitants. Most of
the town slid into the sea during a storm and earthquake
in 1343 so it's much smaller today with 5,000 residents.
|You can see the "Arab-Norman" style|
|This ornate crypt holds the head of St. Andrew, recovered|
from the sack of Constantinople in 1204.
|Only one of the beautiful chapels inside the Cathedral and|
decorated with thousands of pink and white roses.
|We ate SO much gelato, couldn't resist it, could you?|
|This fairy tale kingdom was constructed in a small fountain|
and was captivating.
|In this fountain, in the Piazza Flavio Gioia in Amalfi, the|
nymph in the center is lactating very freely
|We lingered on the waterfront until the sun went behind the|
mountains, hating to leave this beautiful place.