Ok ya’ll. I know I’m taking forever at writing about my Italy trip. I’ve been busy, but also somehow I think that once I quit writing about it, I won’t think about it as much. Dumb I know. But, I’ve got plenty more to share. Rome and Florence were great, but the next two stops on our trip were really the best.
Scalea was my favorite place. I think the other girls would agree, but I won’t speak for them. We had so many fun times there on our trip. It’s a small coastal town on the western coast of Italy, south of Naples and even more south than Amalfi. (Google it for a map.) We picked it, because we wanted to do something less touristy but beachy, and my wonderful friend Cherrye recommended it to us.
And what’s not to love about this?!
Honestly, Scalea was awesome. We were only slightly pissy at each other when we first got there because a local pointed us in the wrong direction of our hotel, so we walked for almost an hour longer than necessary, in 100 degree heat, just to get to our hotel. Waahh! I know. Once we got to our hotel though, it was bliss for the next two days.
I’ve never taken a beach vacation, but this place made me want to book one immediately.
On our sightseeing day, a guy opened the gate to Talao Tower just for us.
The views from the top of the tower are just awesome.
Our first night there, we killed time until the recommended local restaurant opened. We even waited (creepster style, right across the street, where they could see us) until way after 8PM because the hostess wouldn’t let us in. We killed A LOT of time. What can we say. We Americans aren’t used to eating that late.
We got hollered at by some Italian boys cruising the main drag, and told them we’d meet up with them later. NOT!
Before going into dinner I caught a spectacular sunset shot.
Finally, at dinner, we ate for what seemed to be hours. I had a steak.
And I even tried clams for the first time. (We were right across the street from the ocean!) This is Linsi’s Frutta di Mare plate. I wish I could tell you what everything was.
We tried cake made from the locally grown Cedro fruit.
And after several liters of wine, and complimentary limoncello, I played banker and paid our bill.
Then, we joined the locals for a little passeggiata (stroll through town) before calling it a night.