Promenade in Sant'Angelo
After surveying the coast from the harbor, I headed for the town itself. The bridge connecting the piers and the rock to the shore is about 100 meters long and serves as a promenade and beach. Now there are no beach accessories on it, the season has not yet begun.
The promenade is decorated in a rather peculiar way - with cacti. A great idea, does not require any hassle, but they rarely bloom.
Some elegance is given by benches lined with pieces of ceramic. On them are signs announcing the "Association of Friends of Sant'Angelo". I looked at their website and found comprehensive information about the town: hotels, restaurants, shops, excursions, holidays and other events.
Opposite the bridge is a yellow building with a pharmacy and souvenir shops, there is also a Ridente bar and Gelateria Artigianale ice cream parlor.
On the wall of the La Pleiadi residence, I saw an original poster calling for silence. Here you can rent comfortable apartments with sea views, which are ideal for lovers of a relaxing holiday.
Apparently, the solitude of the village was the reason that during the Second World War representatives of the so-called "degenerate art", German artists Werner Gilles, Rudolf Levy, Eduard Bargheer, Hans Purmann, Adolf Fleshmann found shelter here from the persecution of the Nazis (Adolf Fleschmann). After the war, the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, the Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini and many other celebrities lived in Sant'Angelo. In our time, the town has been chosen for many years for a summer vacation by the family of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
I don't know about the summer, but in the first decade of April there was no one to make noise here - there is not a single visitor at the tables of the famous restaurant Dal Pescatore. An hour ago, tourists were still wandering around here, but they were taken away by an excursion boat that makes cruises around the island. In general, I am struck by the local economy - how there are hotels and restaurants, if most of the year they are empty. And the prices, even in the season, can not be called exorbitant and even high, although Sant'Angelo is considered a prestigious and expensive place.
A little further away is the restaurant La Taverna del Pirata with the appropriate entourage. Next to it there is a kiosk selling newspapers, magazines and souvenir trifles. There is also a parking lot for electric cars that can be rented. I would like to point out that there is no car traffic in Sant'Angelo, and you can only travel by electric transport.
Opposite Piratskaya Tverna is a stone pier that separates the boat park from the sea.
Here you can hire a boat for water walks along the coast of the island or fishing.
Walking along the pier, I found that the inhabitants of the town had not forgotten the fishing industry - there were nets and fish tanks on the pier.
The pier also offers a wonderful view of the picturesque and chaotic development of Sant'Angelo.
The boardwalk, which is only a few hundred meters long, ends at the Miramar Hotel. Here I turned back and headed for the upper part of Sant'Angelo.