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I LOVED Positano, years ago I bought a painting of it, it's in my dining room and I have tablecloths in almost every color in it. So I had to take a cruise with a tour there, I finally found the location on the hill where the painting was done. It was spring and so pretty.

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10 hours ago, MzShae said:

Your pics are just beautiful!

 

Thank you!

 

1 hour ago, silkismom said:

I LOVED Positano, years ago I bought a painting of it, it's in my dining room and I have tablecloths in almost every color in it. So I had to take a cruise with a tour there, I finally found the location on the hill where the painting was done. It was spring and so pretty.

 

oh gosh I bet it's so pretty in the spring!!! I can't even imagine. If it's that beautiful in October....

The painting I got matches my fall decorations perfectly. I love it so much.

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But wait...our experience is nowhere near done.

 

It was about 1:15pm and time for lunch! I had read in reviews that Carmine usually took people to a farm to table restaurant with ocean views so I asked Anna if we could go there. She said that’s where she was planning to take us. So up up up the mountain we went.

 

We came to this and Anna said she would get us a table and to follow her.

“But where’s the restaurant?” I thought.

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16 hours ago, singinalot said:

We left off with arriving at my destination. I’m not sure if I was more excited to see it in person myself or to see Nates jaw drop...It had been doing that all day along with mine emoji1787.png









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y’all I can’t even tell you. pictures do NOT do the beauty of this place justice.


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Gorgeous photos!  Can you share where your blue dress is from.  It looks great on you!!

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ok so we walk down the stairs into La Tagliata. It is tiered restaurant built into the side of the rock. The gardens go down 7 tiers! We were shown to a table and asked what we’d like to drink. White wine!

I looked around for a menu but almost immediately after we sat the waiter brought out our first dish. No menus here! They do a full course meal straight from the gardens for everyone.

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The tomatoes were the best I’ve ever had
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They make their own wine, without preservatives, and it is the smoothest white I’ve ever had....we may have drank 2 bottles


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in the pictures above you can see the prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella beneath....the kind that when you slice into it it just oozes with soft cheesy goodness

 

the zucchini pizza below...I’ve never had anything like it...I ate it all to myself! none for fiancé

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There was a family at the table next to us that we struck up a conversation with and are now friends with on Instagram. The two men bonded over their love of cars.

 

 

the potato gnocchi and ravioli....unbelievable

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but wait....there’s more to this experience

 

 

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While we were eating and just really enjoying the atmosphere Anna came up to our table (she was in another room with a meal of her own) and said she had someone for us to meet.

I turned around and Carmine was there! I told him who I was. I follow him on Insta so as soon as I said singinalot he knew immediately. He sat down with us and we all talked for at least an hour. I mentioned cruise critic and how I always do reviews here and couldn’t wait to tell about our day. His face just lit up. You can seriously see how much passion he has for his business and people. Come to find out...La Tagliata is his aunts restaurant! The first time she ever left Italy was to cook for a ruler (upon special request!) in Germany many many years ago. How amazing! His cousin now runs it and so we chatted with him too.

Carmine is directly above me and his cousin next to him.
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our first and last shots ever of limoncello
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We ended up bringing 2 bottles of wine home with us too


BUT WAIT there’s more


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22 hours ago, Hoopster95 said:

Oh man... For me this is the photo of this review so far. I have to go back here. I sat in this same spot.

There's only 3-4 places I have cruised to in this world so far that I would rather go back and spend a week on land vs. cruising. The Amalfi Coast is one of them.

 

Make it 3.  My wife and I had the same conversation about just staying there for a week. 

 

19 hours ago, singinalot said:

we were actually more tired this trip than last! I’m not sure why honestly. LOL. maybe because we were even MORE excited knowing what we were in store for. I also think having the interior didn’t help. We always felt like we needed to sleep longer.

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Well, I was hoping for different answer.  We had an interior once, on the Freedom, it was disorienting to us  Kind of like a Casino in Vegas.

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While we were eating and just really enjoying the atmosphere Anna came up to our table (she was in another room with a meal of her own) and said she had someone for us to meet.

I turned around and Carmine was there! I told him who I was. I follow him on Insta so as soon as I said singinalot he knew immediately. He sat down with us and we all talked for at least an hour. I mentioned cruise critic and how I always do reviews here and couldn’t wait to tell about our day. His face just lit up. You can seriously see how much passion he has for his business and people. Come to find out...La Tagliata is his aunts restaurant! The first time she ever left Italy was to cook for a ruler (upon special request!) in Germany many many years ago. How amazing! His cousin now runs it and so we chatted with him too.

Carmine is directly above me and his cousin next to him.
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our first and last shots ever of limoncello
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We ended up bringing 2 bottles of wine home with us too


BUT WAIT there’s more


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Are you not a limoncello fan? I love it, but don’t drink it much due to the carbs.

That restaurant looks amazing!!


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More wonderful pictures! And all those yummy looking lemon products. Not fond of limoncello? I think it's delicious. 😃

Heather

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Loving this review!  We did a private tour with Carmine 4 years ago and it was one of the best tours I've ever done.  

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Are you not a limoncello fan? I love it, but don’t drink it much due to the carbs.

That restaurant looks amazing!!


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yeah I used to love lemons but now I’m more of a sweets person

More wonderful pictures! And all those yummy looking lemon products. Not fond of limoncello? I think it's delicious. 
Heather


so tart for me

Loving this review!  We did a private tour with Carmine 4 years ago and it was one of the best tours I've ever done.  


It’s the most memorable excursion for us by far!



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Pretty much anytime we go to a foreign country people are always jokingly asking fiancé to arm wrestle. In Mexico everyone calls out “rambo” to him.

Well, Carmine’s cousin asked...Nate has never actually arm wrestled anyone until this day. It was hysterical.

The whole restaurant was watching
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Video will be on the vlog


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After the arm wrestle Carmine took us on a tour of the gardens. They are SO beautiful and I’m quite jealous. Growing in Colorado Springs is a challenge due to our soil and the dry climate. Zucchini grows well here but not much else. I got one single pumpkin from my vine this year and 2 tomatoes before they got blight .

I’m going to have to ask Carmine what kind of tomatoes we had. If I could order seeds online that would be amazing.
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stunning
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the beauty was endless
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back in the car and at the overlook:

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drunk on wine, good food, company and beautiful surroundings
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with very sad faces we headed back to port
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refusing to believe the excursion is over
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We were back at port at 4pm. We said our sad goodbyes and many thank yous to Anna and Chiro, used the restroom in the terminal and headed into town as we still had a bit before back on board.


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Just love your photos and Vlogs!  What an incredible trip - it would be so hard to choose a favorite port.  I'm even more excited for our cruise this summer!  And thank you so much for taking time to keep posting this week and not leaving us hanging --  I can't imagine how much you have to do with your wedding so close. 

 

Silly (but practical) question - Average cost of using a WC?  Wouldn't want to be denied when the need is great 😂

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