Thursday, September 1, 2016



08012016 Historic Naples starts the minute you walk off your ship, with the 13th-century Castel Nuovo right in front of you. Cross the road and you will head into the city’s shopping streets, grand avenues that give way to historic narrow streets filled with bars, cafes and churches. The best walks around the beautiful Italian city | Daily Express
08022016 Since I went to Southern Italy with my parents, we did stay at the Hilton in Sorrento which is one of the most stunning properties ever. Located exclusively on a little hill it offers some of the most mind-blowing views of the Coast. Italy in ten: Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Capri | Melange of Musings
08032016 Notice the population at the base of the volcano? Approximately 3 million people live in the active volcano’s path! Mt Vesuvius is a sight to behold… so large, it took me a few moments to realize what I was seeing. Isle of Capri, Italy | Ann's Entitled Life
08042016 Positano is a city on a hill, so there was lots and lots of walking up through winding streets. After exploring and then grabbing some food (pizza, obviously), I relaxed on the beach while waiting for my ferry to come pick me up. Amalfi Coast Photo Diary | Lush to Blush
08052016 One of the reasons we decided to stay in Praiano was we wanted a relaxing ocean summer escape away from the crowds, and I wanted to be near the ocean without the pressure of having to buy a drink, buy a meal ie. a more local beach. In love with Praiano | tokyokaleidoscope
08062016 Zass Restaurant at Il San Pietro: a top-notch fine-dining experience with a view. A few flights of stairs down from the entrance is a terrace, with colorful tiled benches and a stunning views of the coastline. We arrived early so we could enjoy some Aperol spritz, wine, and the classic Italian bar snack: nuts and olives. Positano: What I Wore, What I Ate, & Where I Stayed On The Amalfi Coast | Champagne for Everyday
08072016 Yet, to really know Naples, one should also experience some of the mundane and sometimes quirky rituals. Leave a “caffé sospeso”: following an old habit, in many coffee shops you can pay for an extra espresso to be offered to those who can't afford it. 29 Things You Must Do In Naples | Italy Magazine
08082016 Perhaps it was a romantic honeymoon, tracing family heritage or maybe a dream vacation. So how did I end up here? I’ll share a little bit about what lured me here and what compelled me to stay. I do hope you’ll share your own story about how you fell in love with the Amalfi Coast in the comments below! Bitten by the Amalfi Coast Bug | Ciao Amalfi
08092016 Procida is an island that will win your heart. The Italian Island That’s Just As Breathtaking As Cinque Terre | The Huffington Post
08102016 At arrival in Pompeii, we started our guided visit with Stefano, a Pompeii local guide. Guided tours in Pompeii are only allowed with one of their official guides, which guarantees they will be absolute experts on the history of the city. Pompeii & Sorrento coast: day trip from Rome | ARW - Travel Blog & Photography
08112016 If you stay in Positano and your hotel doesn’t have a pool, avoid the main beach, and head along the rather-hidden path to the right and after a 5-10 minute walk you’ll get to Fornillo beach, which is busy but more secluded and just more pleasant. Positively Positano | Been There Done It
08122016 I just got back from sailing the Amalfi coast in Italy, and I was reminded how much I like homemade Limoncello. #620...limoncello | Christie Chase
08132016 You might enjoy this recipe at Ristorante Il Convento in Cetara on our tour in the Amalfi Coast, inspired by Chef Pasquale Torrente. Spaghetti con Colatura di Alici (Anchovies Extract) | Food.Stories.Travel
08142016 Jetty and umbrellas, Salerno. Italian Blues, Amalfi Coast Edition | Teapots and Polka Dots
08152016 The Tavern Santa Maria de Domno, dug in a Lombard church will be able to offer an atmosphere of real antiquity: ingredients such as barley, chicory, escarole and tasty buffalo mozzarella. Salerno travel guide | Ecobnb
08162016 One of our favorite places to have lunch is this cute little Casa e Bottega cafe in Positano. They made eating there a wonderful experience, and with fresh, organic ingredients, I’ll say the food was amazing. Italy's southern treasure – the Amalfi Coast. | Dish by Dish
08172016 Positano’s beauty lies in its magical setting. There is no better way to digest this beauty than at a slow pace with a dreamy view of the town, accompanied by a glass of chilled Pinot Grigio, fresh simple cuisine, and of course, a shot of limoncello. Amalfi Coast: Top Positano Restaurants | Forbes
08182016 My favorite beach club in Capri. The location right by the Faraglioni is spectacular. The food at the restaurant is great and I love wiling away the hours there eating a pasta ai frutti di mare. But definitely drink lots of wine before you get the bill, it’s surprisingly pricey. Sailing Capri and the Amalfi Coast | Santosha
08192016 We also spent an entire day getting happily lost in "the real Capri," away from the crowds. We hiked coastline trails and navigated narrow cobblestone streets. At one point, we stumbled upon an old monastery that still houses an amazing art collection. The Amalfi Coast and Capri, Part II | the cul-de-sac
08202016 Salvatore Ferragamo is being feted with an exhibition at his native Bonito, a small town in the Campania region in Southern Italy. The footwear styles served as an inspiration for five up-and-coming artists. Salvatore Ferragamo Honored With Exhibition in His Hometown | WWD
08212016 I love Gragnano for its simple, grapey, happy deliciousness.  This is an inky black wine, native to the area around Napoli, has tiny bubbles and varying levels of residual sugar. Never too sweet, always a little spicy with notes of black pepper to perfectly counterpoint its fruity freshness.  Low in alcohol, served chilled, and perfect in stubby water glasses; this, happily, is not a serious wine. Forza Napoli! | Italian Wine Geek: Joanie Bonfiglio-Karapetian
08222016 On Capri, an island 20 minutes by ferry from Sorrento, the views are spectacular everywhere you look. The water is crystal clear and china blue. Swept off your feet by Sorrento and Capri | Detroit Free Press
08232016 The Royal Palace of Caserta is one of Italy's remarkable architectural structures which gained its fame from being "the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque". Reggia di Caserta... Symbol of Italian architecture | Kuwait News Agency
08242016 Naples boasts beautiful scenery which wasendless sources of inspiration for the painting of the nineteenth century school of Posillipo. Thousands of legends and great buildings characterize different periods and breathtaking views as seen from one of our vintage Vespa, guided by our expert. Guided Tour of Naples by Vintage Vespa | TravelAmalfi
08252016 Naples is Italy's third-largest city, and it’s one of the oldest, most artistic and most delicious. “Il Centro Storico” (historic centre) is a Unesco World Heritage Site; add on the archaeological treasures and you are among the world's most impressive and glorious of castles and churches. It makes Rome look so “provincial” (Madonna Mia). Napoli, Italy  | The Suburban Newspaper
08262016 As "fascinating as it is contradictory, ravishingly beautiful yet dilapidated and chaotic", Naples makes a brilliant destination for a weekend break. The Guardian says. Naples: Beauty out of chaos | The Week
08272016 Puffing out clouds of vapor continuously is a volcanic phenomenon not far from Naples. It’s the Phlegraean Fields a sprawling constellation of ancient volcanic centers near the Tyrrhenian Sea and extending under the sapphire-blue waters. The Solfatara Crater, a steaming, smelly reminder of nature’s explosive power, is the star of the bunch. Steamy, dusty volcanic field in Italy shows Earth’s power | azcentral
08282016 We stayed at the Terme Manzi, a thermal pool resort just outside of Ischia’s harbor. It is known for its spa treatments, and each of us was offered a free 30 minute treatment of our choosing. The Islands of Ischia and Capri | Our Tuscan Year
08292016 You can spend the day exploring twelve different types of swimming pools and baths, each heated to a different temperature. The park is located in Lacco Ameno,  a short ride on the bus from Ischia Porto. One of the things I enjoyed most about Negombo was the lovely natural setting, which boasts more than 500 varieties of mediteranean and exotic plants. Ischia: Negombo Thermal Water Park | Become More
08302016 At the centre of the treatment programs found in Ischia, is the use of mud. The mud is created by using a combination of the island’s thermal water and clay which is full of minerals that can be used to treat a wide range of diseases and ailments. Thermal waters and mud from Ischia | Healthy and Nourished
08312016 The pastel cliff-side houses of Sant’Angelo glittered across the small bay. But, I soon came to learn, change comes slowly to Ischia. Its southern coast feels especially removed from the forward march of the rest of the world. Lizards still seem to outnumber houses. Wine at beachside restaurants still goes for $4 a carafe. Touring Ischia, the Italian Island Where Time (Mostly) Stands Still | The Wall Street Journal