So, I am going to give this a try, despite pretty poor wifi. I took the ferry here from Naples yesterday, ate lunch and then dinner in my hotel. In between, I walked down to the port I am staying near (Casamicciola), bought a weekly bus ticket (I’ll be here 5 days, and it was v. cost effective 14+euros), walked around the charming port area, and then tried to figure out how to get back up to the hotel. (It was more walk than I was looking for at the end of a travel day.) So, for openers, forget about Google Maps here. Apple does a better job (at least it maps the actual buses that have been getting me places today). Yesterday late afternoon, I took a “Micro” taxi back to the hotel, feeling very unintrepid and chastened. No way I will rent a motor scooter (good friend has recommended I do this). Can’t imagine sliding down one of these hills on one of those.
Okay, so here was lunch for me yesterday:
Dinner last night was a multi course meal in which I chose my primi (from three choices) and my secondi (from two). I was drinking the house white wine (haven’t a clue what it was, but it was v. good). Particularly delicious was the appetizer of green beans with some kind of ham (at least that’s what they said it was (unlike any ham I can think of, and I could have eaten more of that!):
And for my primi, I took the lentil soup to which I added a dash of vinegar, and it really hit the spot for me. (The cannelloni, baked in the oven with tomato sauce and cheese, I saw at other tables also looked very delicious.)
Fried fish, expecially the fish (anchovies, maybe?) and the squid was also tasty, but I was really full at this point! Fish was also served with grilled vegetables. I skipped dessert, didn’t even ask what it was, sorry!
One side note: It appears to be me and the honeymooning couples at this restaurant. (Though I did spot a couple of kids today…).