In the morning Peppino was on duty in the breakfast room again with his smiling face. He was holding a frying pan with four sunny side up eggs, decorated with a tomato in the middle. Breakfast at Hotel Olimpico was a huge buffet with everything you could imagine.
It was a beautiful morning so we ate outside on one of the terraces and enjoyed the ambience. The grounds were perfectly manicured and landscaped and everything was gorgeous. I wish we were staying here for a couple of days.
There was a private beach just across the street and I could not believe all the amenities included in the price here.There were tennis courts that were free, bocce courts, a free shuttle service to Salerno and other locations on the Amalfi Coast.
This place is wonderful. It is family run and this morning I had the pleasure of meeting Gaetano, who is one of the young owners.
When I mentioned that we were driving to the Amalfi Coast and then on to Rome, he was so helpful in providing a map with detailed instructions to get to the Amalfi Coast road by bypassing Salerno.
There was a marathon going on today in Salerno, he explained and the streets would be closed to traffic in the center of town.
He also said that the autostrada from Sicily to Salerno is the worst one in Italy and is always under construction. He said that the one between here and Rome is a much better one, and in fact, the best in Italy. So at least that is something to look forward to for this last day of driving in Italy.