Hike, Santa Maria del Castello, Ristorante Zii Peppe|
We had a quick breakfast, then caught the Amalfi-Sorrento SITA bus westbound.
We picked up our hiking guide Giovanni at Positano Chiesa Nuova, and we continued west
and got off at the little cluster of buildings (San Pietro?) where SS145 splits off from SS163 -- both
take you to Sorrento. We started our hike at just about 8:30 a.m. at ~310 meter elevation, and hiked
in a generaly easterly direction back toward Positano. We summitted peaks of 600m, 620m, 880m, and 840m,
battling high grass, blackberry vines, and nettles along the way. We arrived just over 4 hours later in
the tiny town of
Santa Maria del Castello
where we devoured a scrumptious lunch at
Ristorante Zi' Peppe
accompanied by a simple local Aglianico wine (only 8 Euros)
(no vintage date, but likely a 2006).
After lunch Lisa, Max, Lauren and Giovanni hiked back down to Positano (it took them ~45 minutes)
while Ben and Nate took a car back (the long way around) to Villa Maura.
About 5:30 p.m. the wind started picking up and then we had (like Saturday) thunder and lightning and heavy rain!
It cooled things down considerably.
Dinner was by Elana, accompanied by a
2001 Gaja Sperss.
After all that exertion, we retired early!
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