Every morning Steve and I would walk about 2 l/2 miles down the lovely beach to get a pastry and capucchino.. Prices so reasonable--this beach apartment was only $ 57/night for the four of us. Food also was so inexpensive. And the Italians loved talking to us and treating us to cafe, olives.
We did so much walking on the trip, extremely steep roads in a couple of hill-top towns and long beach walks, that my knee has improved so much that stairs are hardly a problem anymore.I had been avoiding lifting my leg because it hurt but out of necessity began using it so much that I must have strengthened muscles that compensated for the knee problem.
Did I mention that for one month, we lost all contact with the news! No way to describe how whole and cleansed it made us feel!
The trip was divine!