2nd Day in Positano

Arranged for the day trip with Amalfi Coast Drivers.  They will pick us up at the parking station at noon.  Went down to breakfast.  Less windy today.   Lounged and showered in the room and then the rain started.   Walked over to for the car at noon while it was still raining.  Pasqual again.   Decided to do Amalfi coast tomorrow and drive into Sorrento today.   Headed over and grabbed a few rainy shots of Postitano on the way.

Positano from the road to Sorrento
Positano from the road to Sorrento

Got into Sorrento and it was still raining.  Stopped on the coast and tried to get a few pictures in the rain.   Pasqual parked at a structure and showed us the main square and which streets to walk down.  We cruised around in the rain with our umbrellas.  Stopped in to a leather shop.  I wanted to get new gloves.  Nan started looking at purses.  Ended up with gloves, 2 belts, a binder cover, a wallet (for Dad) and 5 purses for gifts and Nan.  The rain stopped.  Walked back to the square and took some photos.

Piazza Torquato Tasso, Sorrento
Piazza Torquato Tasso, Sorrento

Went into a bar/restaurant on the square and had some soup.  Nan had a salad and I had a Crostini.   (Open face sandwhich with parma ham, mozzarella and tomato.   Stopped back at the photo spots and took some photos without the rain.   Then drove back to Positano stopping to shoot pictures on the way.   Drove over to the ceramic factory and looked around.

Ceramics Factory, Positano
Ceramics Factory, Positano

Nan found a bowl for 190 Euro.  Shipping is 50 euro unless the total is 500.  Looked at tables but a 31” would be 2400 euro.  Suggested getting the bowl and a sign that said “Villa Rose” with a small olive oil bottle that would add up to 500 and then we could get free shipping.  We’re going to sleep on it.   Made reservations for dinner at Le Sirenuse for tonight.   Had a fantastic dinner at a beautiful restaurant.

Restaurant at Le Sirenuse
Restaurant at Le Sirenuse

The chandeliers are all candles and the rest of the restaurant is filled with them. Huge staff.   2 live musicians, Matre‘di, waiter, asst. waiter, bus boy.   The food was wonderful.   Started with welcome snack of a fresh ricotta as a cream brulee.  Also brought a fresh veggie snack.  Had starter of a fresh veggie soup that came without the liquid which was poured over the veggies at the table.  Nan had a spring veggie plate that wa truly art.  For entrée I had a torteli (large tortalenni) with a meat sauce and black truffle and Nan  had a beautifully grilled John Dory filet. Desert was chocolate slices stacked with chocolate mouse & raspberries in a 3 layer stack with gold leaf on the top and a chocolate gelato on the side.

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