|Our cabdriver Tony from last night made us an offer we couldn't refuse! He offered to take us for a drive along the Amalfi Coast into the town of Amalfi and then to Positano. What an amazing and beautiful drive! It took a little over an hour to get to Amalfi. The road was very high and very curvy! But luckily Tony was an excellent driver and only made Aunt Toni jump a few times (we made her sit in the front "so she could hear" aka none of us wanted to!). We arrived in Amalfi and explored the town for a while. This is where our convulsive shopping started to kick in! Up until this point we really hadn't bought very much, believe it or not! (even Cathy was well behaved- although then again there was no Kohls anywhere) After Amalfi we continued on to Positano. On the way we stopped for lunch at La Tagliata. What an amazing restaurant. It was on the edge of the mountain overlooking all of the Amalfi Coast, Positano and the Bay of Naples. It was family owned and the people were so nice! And they make everything from homegrown ingredients. We started with antipasti - fresh mozzarella and fromacia fresca (the best we have had yet!), prosciutto, stuffed red pepper, eggplant, red bean salad with pancetta, chick pea salad, turkey with olives and tomatoes, broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, and a bread basket with prosciutto bread. Then came the second course of pasta- gnocchi, ravioli, something like a cannelloni (which they called "mama's pasta") and fusilli with broccoli and sausage. We couldn't decide which we liked best! Amazingly after all this we thought we were going to get a third course of meats which some of the other tables were eating but that never came, and Cathy and my mom were not very happy about it! Just as well since we were already stuffed, but we would not have left those last four gnocchi on the plate! But they did bring us a huge dessert plate with about 5 different cakes/pastries on it (tiramisu, baba au rhum, lemon cake and lemon pastry, some sort of napoleon type pastry with chocolate and almonds, and a chocolate torte) Oh, and of course we had lots of wine with our meal and finished up with limoncello! We left the restaurant and made our way into Positano. We walked off lunch and Cathy and I walked down to the water. Everything was very picturesque. We shopped some more then got back in the car and back to the hotel. Sad to say goodbye to our new friend Tony, who could not have been nicer. We rested for a while before heading back down into the main piazza in Sorrento. We ate pizza (Sorrento is known for some of the best pizza in the world) and more gelato and called it a night. And I'm sure we would've bought more stuff if the shops hadn't closed!