Anton took to the kitchen and made a fresh breakfast for us before we headed out for the day. We started our day by delivering flowers to the cemetery for Zia Anna and other family members that have passed.
Near the cemetery, is the local soccer ground that Anton’s cousins play at. It’s a sand pitch and apparently this is the surface most Italians play on, no wonder they produce such great players.
It is another beach day for us, this time off in the other direction to Tropea. On our way we stop at the Capello lookout, such incredible views here – the water equally as impressive – it is so clear the reflection from the boat can even be seen.
After browsing the town we gradually make our way back home to San Ono’frio. Giovanna is a hairdresser and she offered to give me a blow wave. By now you have probably figured out that I love a good blow wave. It’s ace to have washed and styled hair again.
Initially we had planned to leave the family tonight and head off for Positano but they have talked us out of this. It’s quite late now and the road back up to the Amalfi Coast is a challenging one, best not to be done in the dark #SafetyFirst.
We decide to stay and enjoy another home cooked feast. This time home made fettucini carbonara, again every ingredient is fresh from the farm. Main course is veal schnitzel, salad, olives, fruit and bread (lots of bread – a good way to insult an Italian is to not eat bread with your meal). Rosso Vino is also an essential part of the Italian diet. I could slot right into this food regime.
Lots more laughs are had tonight, Antonella’s partner Francesco is a bit of a character and had us all in tears of laughter, worked up a six pack by the end of all the laughing – our stomachs are that sore. Francesco is one of those talented storytellers that can tell the story like you are in it.
To end the night, we watch soccer and look through photos at Rosa’s house whilst sipping on baileys (haven’t had this for yonks but seriously how delicious is baileys on ice?).
At 2am we said our goodbyes to the kids that we won’t see in the morning and went off to bed for an early rise. We plan to leave by 6am.. Night X