Home away from home...
I had an amazing week on the Amalfi Coast and now I am completely in love with il Bel Paese and its people. The beautiful Grand Hotel Sant'Orsola, with its warm, welcoming and friendly staff, only enhanced the experience. Spacious comfortable rooms and multi-level terraces revealed the most divine panorama of the coast, the sparkling blue sea dotted with boats and white houses perched on the edge of the cliffs. The night view was equally mesmerising with the coastal towns' glittering lights and the moonglade over water so velvety smooth it seemed frozen.
Il big boss Peppe was so sociable, kind and adorable, always with a gentle smile and a twinkle in his eye, who carefully checked if we had the proper footwear for the heavenly Sentiero degli Dei and who sent us off on our daily adventures with a packed lunch. Then, there was the outgoing, lively, amusing and charming Pasquale, who came to pick us up from Pompei on the first evening, even though it was the Ferragosto holiday, and kept us entertained on the way to the hotel, where much to our delight we were greeted by fireworks in the village. We had a tasty light dinner and were treated to cake and champagne. On the last evening, due to unforeseen circumstances, I was left on my own at dinner and Pasquale and Peppe were so nice and considered to keep me company. Grazie mille, ragazzi, l'ho apprezzato molto, grazie di tutto! Siete i miei italiani preferiti! Spero di rivedervi!