For some of us it was our first look at Italy, and for almost everybody the first time in the south. Certainly Chanticleer's first time this far south in Italy. After our lovely first days in Salerno we drove over a very windy and hilly road to Ravello where our hotel had a spectacular view. Ravello itself is justifiably legendary ; we had some time to enjoy sightseeing, soaking up sun, and appreciating our luck! Cortez, Michael and Matthew even made a mad dash to Capri on the morning of our departure. We performed for the Ravello Festival in their auditorium over looking the sea, and moved with our Italian travelogue on the next morning to Merano, in the Tirolean part of Italy.