The children made these to give to each of the people we have come to know and love here in Positano.
From top left to right:
Arienzo Beach’s Mama- the lady responsible for delivering every incredible meal from a kitchen the size of a closet. Wife of Pepe and mother to Amalia and Antonio
Pepe, the chief of Arienzo beach. Beloved by all, especially Toby.
Adriano- boat driver, waiter and Toby’s idol. ” I want to be Adriano when I grow up” (Toby)
Amalia- Pepe’s daughter and front of house in the Arienzo beach resterant. She has a smile for everyone and is totally unflappable. The queen of grace and true hospitality.
Georgio- Amalia’s husband and chief barman. Like his wife, he’s completely cool under pressure and he makes a very fine macchiato too.
Antonio- son of Pepe and second boatman. A mini Pepe and a great rock diver with a brilliant smile.
Margarita- Arienzo veteran of 30 years. The most beautiful person you could ever wish to be seated next to on a beach.
Bennie- husband of Margarita and fellow Arienzo veteran of 30 years. The funniest, cuddliest and most lovable person you could wish to be seated beside on a beach, next to Margarita.
Maria Deloras- friend and babysitter. She also taught us to cook the BEST gnocchi, and Italian chocolate cake.
Maria’s beautiful husband Matteo, driver and all round good guy.
Marco, friend and guru for anything worth knowing in Positano and its surrounds. Also makes the the BEST pizza frittata on the planet.
Franco, one of our local grocers, known to romance Annabelle with a bouquet of basil. Also responsible for teaching Annabelle how to count in Italian.
Giovanni, our other grocer and source of local news, and a joke every day. Training Annabelle for shop duty next year.