Imagine tiered cliffside gardens, stone paved walkways, flowering ivy draped here and there overhead. Imagine the sounds of chickens clucking somewhere out of sight, a slight ocean breeze, and the stunning aqua waters of the Mediterranean stretched out below as far as you can see.
And right in the center of this dreamscape, picture a sprawling family restaurant where you're greeted warmly, shown to a table, and fed course upon course of the most decadent homestyle Italian food the southern coast has to offer, most of it coming directly from the rich volcanic soil on which you're standing just hours before.
La Tagliata. We kept hearing about this place a short walk down the winding main road from the B&B where we were staying. On a whim one evening we showed up. It did not disappoint. The views, the gardens, the food, the people. Spectacular, truly. Let's take a little stroll, shall we?
Let me also not fail to mention, they happen to have two stunning rooms for rent here. Your stay includes breakfast, a private terrace, waking up to these views each morning, and get this, all the fruits and vegetables you desire to pick from their expansive gardens. I mean, really? Unbelievable.
La Tagliata, we shall meet again, dear friend.
Up Next: A Final Night in Positano
(sidenote: as I'm wrapping up this series on Italy, I'm also making some major changes in the blog realm. I'll be sharing more soon. Stay tuned...)