Tag Archives: Ravello

A Bizarre Form of Locomotion

Walking is something scientists believe we’ve been doing for somewhere between 250,000 and 1.6 million years, when Homo erectus, first decided to go upright.   Why that distant ancestor decided to stand up remains a mystery.  To get a better view … Continue reading

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Quando, Quando – Part II

After lunch I set off for the Duomo.  Given that Ravello is only 7 square kilometres and the touristy part a lot smaller than that, it took quite a while. Every other store, or so it seemed, sold ceramica – some of … Continue reading

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Quando, quando?

If you were around in the 1950’s – or if you’re a fan of Michael Bublé – you’ve probably heard the song, Dimmi quando, quando, quando.’  (Tell me when… ) Of course what the singer wants to know is when the target … Continue reading

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Ignore the Experts at the Risk of… a Pleasant Surprise

After Villa Cimbrone my plan was to take the ancient path from Ravello down to the sea.  According to the pamphlet I had picked up at the local I.T., the path was well-signed and would take about 20 minutes.  I wasn’t … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Amateurs

If you have ever looked out on your garden and wondered if maybe you shouldn’t give one of those experts a call, you may be reassured to learn that one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy was designed by … Continue reading

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