The street is built into the steep mountainside,
hence ‘salita’, ‘slope’. It is a wide street of steps –
edged with granite, inlaid with pebbles
and set in cement bordered by brick.
From our balcony, there is an impassive,
inscrutable vista of the old town’s
clay roof tiles of varying shades of
terracotta and the occasional
Moorish-style chimney – finally
the public gardens’ umbrella pines and
the Ionian Sea becoming sky.