|'La Passione' - theme of Ravello Festival 2007|
We first arrived in Ravello on the evening of Friday 24th August 2007. The next day we would be celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary in style at the stunning Hotel Caruso http://www.hotelcaruso.com/web/orav/hotel_caruso_ravello.jsp
Dusk was falling quickly as we checked in and by the time we'd had a 'mini guided tour' of the hotel, it was dark when we were finally shown to Suite 34. The suite itself was beautiful - HUGE bathroom with the biggest shower I've ever seen, marble double wash basins, Bulgari toiletries; huge walk-in wardrobe; queensize bed with a 'rise & fall' TV at the end; sofa, comfy chairs, coffee table, dining table & chairs, dresser, writing desk & chair; full width patio doors with the exquisite curtains drawn against the dark.....and then the curtains were pulled back for us and I was totally blown away by what lay beyond. We had a terrace with a dining table, our own garden edged with with rose bushes, 2 sunloungers on the lawns & a patio with a coffee table, chairs & parasol. And the nighttime view was just awesome - looking across the Gulf of Salerno, we could see lights for miles. It was so perfect, I burst into tears.
|A garden with a view|
|Champagne, smoked salmon & caviar - mouthgasmic!|
Me being me, I was awake early on the morning of the 25th, but for once I just lay in bed, savouring the feel of the crisp 100% linen sheets & watching hubby slowly wake from his slumbers. Anniversary cards were opened - as were the curtains to that beautiful garden & the awesome view beyond. And at 8.30 am breakfast arrived - it took 3 staff to bring it to the suite!