Does a Home on the Amalfi Coast Sound Good to You?
Last night I was watching one of my favorite shows (besides Burn Notice, of course.) In fact, it comes on right after Burn Notice, on HGTV: House Hunters International.
Well, I've been glued to it this week since they've been going to the favorite "exotic locales" picked by viewers. And last night was the Amalfi Coast. Sigh...
I LOVE the Amalfi Coast - passionately. And in last night's show, a couple from San Diego were looking for a house there. The first one they saw was nice - completely remodeled with gorgeous views - and priced at a cool million bucks.
The second one was a wreck - a ruin! In fact, it was an honest to goodness ruin from the Middle Ages (according to the real estate agent) and it looked it. The couple had said, over and over, that they wouldn't mind a fixer-upper. Well, this place was WAY beyond that.
You had to walk 350 steps up a hill to get there; and when you did, well - I think the ruins at Pompeii look better. The house had no kitchen, no bathrooms; in fact, it didn't even have plumbing or electricity. Yeah, not exactly my idea of a fixer-upper. And I think it was priced at around $700,000. Yikes! That price was obviously for the view.
And then the third - Oh No! I fell asleep. I never saw the third - never saw what they chose. I'm totally miffed.
So, if you saw the show, and unlike me, saw the ending - let me know the outcome. I'm dying to know what they purchased.
And with Amalfi on the brain, it's time for a video. There are lots of YouTube videos about the Amalfi Coast, and they're fun and beautiful. But today, I chose this one because it not only captures the extraordinary mountains and sea, but the charming towns on the coast.
And for a longer (10 minute) look, check out this video which takes you from Naples down the coast, driving in a too cute Alfa Romeo: Drive with Julia down the Amalfi Coast (includes a stop at Mt. Vesuvius.)
And a video to give you the feel of the drive, along with Italian driving lessons, check out: Driving Along the Coast
12/6/2011 1:18 PM
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