|Path to Villa Angiolina|
When Odysseus passed this way on his twenty-year journey home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, he stuffed his men's ears with wax so they would not hear the Sirens' songs; he had his men tie him to the mast of the boat so that he could listen without fear of leaping to his death.
It was the first time all day we didn't mind trundling along with the suitcases. From the moment we walked down the narrow path, a loggia, really, of overhead grape vines, blooming yellow roses, and profusions of pastel colored orchids to Villa Angiolina Relais, we were enchanted.
|Villa Angiolina breakfast room|
Friday we're going to Capri and Anacapri, sister towns on the same island. I'm hoping to find the little market where I bought true Sicilian-style pizza seven years ago, but, if not, the scenery will be food enough.
We used the Trenitalia website before we left the States to reserve our tickets. This is, I think, the only way to get discounted tickets (called MINI) and the best routing. The Ron in Rome! website has an excellent step-by-step guide to purchasing tickets.