These crazy Italians! We go to Gradola, a cliffside beach club around the corner from the Grotta Azura and everyone is jumping off the cliffs!!

And so do we.


But then it gets even crazier. At 5:45 p.m., the official tour boats that take people into the grotto leave. And then, everyone heads over to the grotto to swim in on our own! Which is really wonderful-swimming in and seeing the silhouette of your legs against that opalescent blue.

But outside, boys are jumping off 30-foot-high cliffs like rain. Boom! Boom! Boom! It’s like depth charges going off. I can’t watch. Most of the time. They’re trying to see how high their splashes go, and how high empty water bottles will go. It all goes pretty high. And it is just wild.