We opted to head away from the waterfront for lunch and found a small place in a back street with a menu that looked promising. There was the usual interest in pizza from some of my tribe, while others were keen for something different. I saw something which immediately grabbed my attention and ordered Saltimbocca. Now, I am pretty sure I am not confusing this with something else. My understanding of this dish is basically meat rolls with a stuffing served in a light sauce. No. I am not mistaken. Wikipedia defines saltimbocca as "Saltimbocca (also saltinbocca) (Italian: jumps in the mouth) is a dish (popular in southern Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Greece) made of veal lined or topped with prosciutto and sage. That's exactly how I recall the recipe I have for it in my Italian cookbook back home. In fact this recipe is pretty much the same as the one I have.
So imagine my surprise when I got this meal pictured after ordering saltimbocca. I had no hope of finishing it but it was delicious!
After lunch we boarded the bus again and headed to Amalfi. This town is very busy with tourists and is the end of the line for our bus. We split up with some opting to swim while others went off to explore. Lots and lots of tourist shops but I was able to find an internet cafe so I could send a message back home as our wifi has been playing up.
The cathedral here is stunningly beautiful but I felt no urge to scale the very steep steps to see inside (my feet are still swollen and painful). So I sat and enjoyed the view from the cafe opposite.
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