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What To Do After Dinner in Sorrento, Amalfi, Palermo and Taormina?

What To Do After Dinner in Sorrento, Amalfi, Palermo and Taormina?

May 20th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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What To Do After Dinner in Sorrento, Amalfi, Palermo and Taormina?

Any suggestions for a "50ish" woman traveling alone? Nice cafes w/without music or especially nice views? Or a nice place to have a drink before dinner?

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Les
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May 20th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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Hi iam,

The Italians have a tradition od passageata (sp?) around sunset when everyone takes a walk and has a gelato or sits at a cafe table and watches the world go by, does a little window shopping and has dinner (at home or out).

Dinner is about 8:30 - 9:00 PM.

Do your people watching before dinner.

Have a wonderful trip.
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May 20th, 2004, 05:24 PM
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We always just go for a brief walk after dinner - since we're not real night owls. Dinner is usually 8 to 10 - a little walk until 11 or so and then directly to bed. When the weathe'rs nice there are usually lots of peple walking and window shopping - at least in Sorrento - and then we would do a circuit of the hotel gardens and terrace.
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May 20th, 2004, 05:37 PM
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Les,
Italy is a living breathing tapestry, Especially before dinner. Church bells clanging, dogs barking, kids running, mothers yelling, old men snooping, young couples touching.
Everyone talking with both their mouths and their hands........
You will never be alone!!!
I agree with Ira, lots to be observed just before dinner. An opening act worthy of your every attention.
Cafes & park benches abound.
Enjoy deeply.
(Hey Ira, thanks for some great advice on Positano & Ravello---we did "toast" you from some obscure village terrace)
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May 21st, 2004, 05:36 AM
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>Hey Ira, thanks for some great advice on Positano & Ravello---we did "toast" you from some obscure village terrace.
Pete<

Ah, that explains the sudden warm feeling I experienced.

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