The idea of climbing down a cliff to lie on a beach is not so bad, of downhill rhythm and exertion and then sleep, sand, water. The idea, though, of climbing one up after you’re done, of heavy limbs and mild dehydration and a sopping wet towel, is something else.

Sorrento is on the top of that cliff, sungold and hovering above the sea like a city in a dream, and its beaches — tiny, with bath cabins perched on wooden docks — are at the bottom. The thought of going down, I could entertain. The thought of going up — hundreds of little stone stairs that weave in one direction and then the other, flush against the rock — I could not.

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