Just ventured down to the sandy, white beaches nestled along Route 30-A in Florida’s panhandle this past weekend. Rosemary Beach, Alys and Seaside are absolutely gorgeous… definitely a place you should check-off your bucketlist. Remember watching The Truman Show movie and thinking everything seemed too perfect to be real? Well it’s real. It was filmed in Seaside and everywhere you walk you feel like you’re on a Hollywood set. White picket fences, wood-framed cottages and happy, smiling people waving to you on bikes. ‘Stuff White People Like’, for sure. I love me some Wrightsville Beach… but I’ll have to say, this is a pretty close 2nd. Check it out.
May 9, 2010
We were starving after the hike… so we stopped in Praiano at a local restaurant, Trattoria San Gennaro, for some pizza and vino. After that hike… it was the best meal we’ve ever had in our lives.
We hopped on a bus and headed back to Positano… tired and ready to relax.
We got back to Holiday House Gilda and decided to go down to their local beach located directly off of the property to chill. We had the entire beach of Arienzo to ourselves.
That evening we stayed in and cooked a true Italian feast. We were exhausted after a long hike and long day in the sun. Another big day tomorrow. We’ve got to rest up for the Emerald Grotto and the town of Amalfi!
May 9, 2010
Hungover. Last night I let the party get the best of me. But Gilda’s got our remedy… a delicious handmade Italian breakfast. Today we plan to do one of the area’s most famous hikes, Sentiero degli Dei - The Path of the Gods. We hitched a ride to the bus stop in Positano from one of Gilda’s daughters (awesome) and began our epic journey.
We had read up on the hike… but getting some local knowledge and a map helped a lot because its almost impossible to explain. The Path of the Gods is a 1,000 year old trail that use to connect Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula with the Amalfi Coast and its neighboring towns. There are many starting points in many different towns… but we did the section from Positano to Praiano. The hike lives up to its name… dramatic rugged cliff sides, wildlife, terraced farmland and unobstructed views of the Mediterranean. The hike takes around 4.5-5 hours… but it was worth every step.