Saturday, July 30, 2016

PICTURE OF ELEGANCE She's a star of the catwalk, who loves coding when she's not ruling the runway. But Karlie Kloss was taking a break from both modelling and studying at the weekend as she enjoyed a sedate stroll around the Italian island of Capri with a female friend. Picture perfect | DailyMail 

Friday, July 29, 2016

PRIVATE BEACH In Positano, we stayed at Le Agavi Hotel which has beautiful postcard views. Every evening we would drink wine and watch the summer storms roll in from our balcony. The Amalfi Coast, Italy | Our Imaginary Fans 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

LAP OF LUXURY The Amalfi Coast is not only a vacation spot, it is a historic resort area dating back centuries. The most recent regal palace is that of King Charles VII of Naples. Inspired by the Palace of Versailles, the 18th century Caserta Palace includes 5 floors and 1,200 rooms. It is the largest royal palace in the world.  5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast | A Luxury Travel Blog

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

POMPEII'S PLACE Travel back into the fascinating world of the Romans in Pompeii and the Bay of Naples, including insight from historical novelist Lindsey Davis. Discover the lives of gladiators, slaves, citizens and senators on this exclusive five-day tour. The secrets of Pompeii, with Lindsey Davis | The Telegraph

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

VACATION DESTINATION "There’s nothing new about the Amalfi Coast," says Rosati, "but it’s the nicest place to be. The weather is perfect, the people are nice, the food is amazing, and the setting is just gorgeous." Why You Need to Travel to the Amalfi Coast Now | InStyle

Monday, July 25, 2016

ABOVE THE FARAGLIONI This is probably Capri’s most impressively located hotel. Punta Tragara is, in the words of Le Corbusier, who drew up the 1920s master plan for what was then a private villa, “an extension of the rock”. Punta Tragara Capri, Italy | The Telegraph

Sunday, July 24, 2016

#1 CAPRI This coastal city is really an island. A beautiful and historical destination where everyday travelers and celebrities alike come to enjoy the amazing sights, culture, and of course, food! At only a little over 4 square miles in size, this island is packed tight with wonders galore. Top 10 Italian Coastal Cities | Earth Porn

Saturday, July 23, 2016

MEDITERRANEAN COASTLINE Road-tripping though Ravello, Sorrento, and finally landing in Capri, the Danish stylist explored the area’s secluded villas and lush gardens in between sips of—what else?—rosé and bites of homemade pasta from a restaurant neighboring Sophia Loren’s former villa. Pernille Teisbaek’s Amalfi Coast Avventura Is As Stylish As You Would Expect | Vogue

Friday, July 22, 2016

UNIQUE CHOICE Every year, the much respected Travel+Leisure magazine invites its readers to vote. "This is a tremendous honor for Ischia," says Giancarlo Carriero, proprietor of the island's iconic Regina Isabella Hotel, which has been welcoming celebrities and the glamorati since it opened in 1956. Sometimes known as Hollywood's Mediterranean home, the Regina Isabella - with its elegant spa. Ischia Voted Best Island in Europe & Third Best Island in the World | Luxury Travel Media

Thursday, July 21, 2016

PLACES TO STAY Stop by Hotel Villa Gabrisa in Positano and sit across by the coast while you have lunch followed by an espresso. Amalfi Coast | Razan Masri

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

STREETS WITH FLAGS The center of Naples is really pretty, the traffic is crazy and there are a ton of cute streets with clotheslines full with colorful clothes. In this post, I will show you my photos of Naples and I’ll also share some tips of things I think were the most fun to do and see in Naples! Travel Diary Italy - Part I – Naples | Retro Sonya

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DINING EXPERIENCE I should say that Il Buco in Sorrento was the best meal I had in Italy. It certainly was the most elegant- and most expensive. Beef cheek ravioli, calamari  two ways, beef filet and pork medallions… it was all exquisitely made. But to me, the beauty of being in Italy is that top-notch Italian is de rigor. Dateline: the Amalfi Coast | The Musing Bouche

Monday, July 18, 2016

TWO PIZZA PIES We had to stop in Naples for pizza. We passed through Naples twice on our trip and could not justify not making a stop to grab a bite of what makes Naples famous - pizza. San Marzano tomatoes are sourced a few miles outside the city on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and are fresher here than anywhere else in the world. The Vacation: Capri, Positano, Naples, and Rome |  Windsor Kitchen

Sunday, July 17, 2016

WORLD'S BEST BREAKFAST This was my typical breakfast (colazione) at Villa Maria each of my three wonderful  days there. Vincenzo the owner makes all types of different jams from the fruit he grows on his farmer way up in the hill of the beautiful little town of Minori. Vino Vongole & Lemonade in Capri Positano & The Amalfi Coast | Back to Italy

Saturday, July 16, 2016

EXTINT VOLCANO Cratere degli Astroni is one of the few well-preserved craters of the whole Phlegraean fields.  It represents what in geology is defined as a caldera, i.e. a large depression of the Earth’s surface today occupied by deep a thick and well-preserved woodland and lakes that makes the Phlegraean fields a unique place in the world. Sabrina Luxury Collection's Amalfi Coast - Travel Guide | Sabrina Luxury Collection  

Friday, July 15, 2016

DE LUXE HOTEL Stopped curbside outside the Il San Pietro di Positano Hotel passenger heartbeats return to normal levels, and through the doors the world turns into something off a movie set. A faint salty, lemony scent perfumes the air. The sky is a Van Gogh palette blue, and the sea a glittering mythological aegean blue. Amalfi Coast & Capri | Weston Table

Thursday, July 14, 2016

AMAZING PLACE Positano is truly stunning and it’s the perfect place to explore for a day, even for a few hours. We simply had lunch here and it was enough to take in all the beauty it has to offer. We treated ourselves to a yacht for the day as we didn’t have enough time to spend more than a few hours in each place but it is easy for you to jump on a public ferry to arrive here. Postcard Positano | Sabrina Chakici

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

OVERLOOKING THE GARDENS Ravello. A mountain top town with cathedral and the Villa Rufolo with very nice gardens and great views that enchanted many artists in the early 20th century. Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento. | Garden Diary

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

GARDEN BAR A certain peach gelato from our honeymoon stuck out in my mind, which I had bought on our last visit near the main beach in Positano. We went back to the same place and sure enough, they had the gelato. It was just as I remembered, cool and refreshing with little chunks of frozen peaches throughout. Amalfi Coast: Positano, Capri, & Ravello, Italy - Travel Guide | A Couple Cooks

Monday, July 11, 2016

THE THREE ROCKS View of The Faraglioni Rocks Capri with Sorrento in the distance form peak of Mt Solaro. Trip to Capri Amalfi Coast Italy | Greenwich Village Italian

Sunday, July 10, 2016

THE ROUTES Sail along ancient Mediterranean trade routes along the Neapolitan islands of Procida, Capri, Ischia, on to the splendid towns of the Amalfi coast. Amalfi, being the oldest Maritime Republic in Italy, boasts a history as rich and dramatic as the coastal cliffs ascending behind it. Sailing and Savoring the Amalfi Coast | Peggy Markel's Culinary Adventures




Saturday, July 9, 2016

TIMELESS TREASURE Some of the best views of the Amalfi Coast can be found in the 13th century gardens of Ravello's Villa Rufolo. 27 Photos That Prove Italy is Heaven on Earth | Harper's Bazaar

Friday, July 8, 2016

ANCIENT TOWER Positano is very romantic. A must stop for all our romantic readers. You can find great food, gelato and wine. The hotels and B&Bs have great views. Enjoy! Positano Pictorial | Travel in Italy Blog

Thursday, July 7, 2016

LIKE JACKIE Shopping is a unique experience in Capri... from little craftsmen shops to famous brands boutiques... there are so many gorgeous things! You cannot not buy the famous flat sandals so much loved by Jackie Kennedy. Italian Paradises: Capri! | The Travel Book

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

HILLY COUNTRY The town of Tufo lies about 20 kilometers north of Avellino, more or less on the road to Benevento. Benito Ferrara’s eight hectares of vines are situated high among those hills, between 450 and 600 meters. All the steep vineyards face south – ideal location and ideal exposition for producing great Greco di Tufo. More on Campania’s Golden Triangle | Tom's Wine Line

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CAPRI STYLE La Conchiglia Villa offers a place from which to savour every aspect of this celebrated pleasure island. It has five en suite bedrooms and benefits from a private solarium, swimming pool, BBQ and wood oven and beautifully landscaped grounds. Sunbathing offers vantage points over quintessentially Caprese white rooftops and blue waters. Capri: island of rare beauty and charm - Passepartout Homes Blog

Monday, July 4, 2016

MYSTERIOUS FRAGRANCE History has it that in 1948 the Prior of the Carthusian monastery came across the old secret formulas of certain perfumes. Still today, the scents of Capri are made exclusively from what nature on Capri provides, resulting in perfumes that are as unique as the island that produced them. The perfumes of Capri | The Magazine HUB

Sunday, July 3, 2016

MY SORRENTO HOTEL The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria comprises three magnificent connecting mansions dating back to 1834, its most impressive feature a vast terrace that overlooks the Gulf of Naples. There are few better places in all of Italy to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, and afterwards I make my way to the hotel’s Michelin-­starred restaurant. Discover Pompeii and the Gulf of Naples, a luxury destination in the shadow of Vesuvius | City AM

Saturday, July 2, 2016

COOKING SCHOOL I love this little spot: a warm and welcoming restaurant in the village of Montepertuso, nestled in a hillside overlooking the coast and Positano below. Very tasty antipasti comes served in a large radicchio leaf: a deep-fried courgette flower, marinated capers, mini buffalo mozzarella and fried courgette. For a main course I recommend the Aqua Pazza. Great little Italian restaurants on the Amalfi Coast | Condé Nast Traveller

Friday, July 1, 2016

SFOGLIATELLA [SFOLE-YA-TELL-AH] This piece of heaven was my breakfast every morning when I was in Napoli, Italy. Every morning I would think to myself “I have to take a picture of this incredible…” and then would start eating it before I realized what I was doing!! How can anything be that flaky??? Heaven Sent Breakfast…Napoli, Italy | The Sartorialist

JUNE 2016

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06012016 On April 25, Hadid’s first posthumous project, the new Salerno Maritime Terminal, was inaugurated in the Italian port city. “Like an oyster, the terminal’s hard, asymmetric shell protects the softer elements within,” ZHA writes in a project description, “sheltering passengers from the intense Mediterranean sun during the popular tourist season.” Zaha Hadid’s First Posthumous Building Was Inspired by an Oyster Shell | Slate
06022016 "Hostel of the Sun really made my trip to Naples. The entire staff was enthusiastic and welcoming, and they helped me plan out my time in Naples. Twice a week they have a delicious free dinner with cheap sangria, and since it's a fairly small hostel it was really easy to meet people!” The 10 Best Hostels in the World | Grabr
06032016 In the Bay of Naples, every island has its own distinct and delicious cuisine. Capri has recently emerged as a showcase for contemporary Campanian cooking, and its carriage-trade clientele provides an eager audience for young chefs looking beyond such classics as spaghetti alle vongole. Naples is a street-food city par excellence, but the only acceptable ambulatory eating in Capri is an ice cream cone. Go on a Culinary Island-Hopping Trip in the Bay of Naples | Robb Report
06042016 The Aglianico grape, blended or alone, makes interesting wines all over southern Italy, but in Taurasi the volcanic soils and altitude make a wine of extraordinary power, complexity and freshness. The Lonardo family makes one of the best examples of Taurasi I have drunk, cleanly made but complex, intriguing and fine. Contrade di Taurasi | Oliver McCrum Wines
06052016 Cilentano ai fichi is one of the most ancient types of cheese made by a Casa Madaio dairy farm in Cilento, Campania, Italy. Mixture of sheep, cow and buffalo milk is used to make the cheese, which is then covered with figs and dried on bamboo racks with natural ventilation. The cheese has a milky aroma infused with a mild buttery flavor and a hint of figs. 31 Italian Cheeses: Goat, Cow, Buffalo and Sheep, Oh My! | Grand Voyage Italy
06062016 On a recent visit to Acciaroli, Cilento park area, dr. Maisel noted two dietary habits all the residents had in common. “Everybody ate anchovies,” he told NPR. “Also, every meal, they have the plant rosemary in almost everything they cook with.”Longevity is due to a combination of good genes and healthy eating. Maisel also observed that Acciaroli’s residents don’t seem overly preoccupied with exercise.  Secrets of an Italian village that's home to 300 people over 100 years old | Fox News
06072016 Cilento has crystal clear waters on the Tyrrhenian sea, Greek ruins, protected national parks and beautiful seaside towns like Castellabate. So then – why is Cilento little known globally? Cilento was the setting for the well-loved Italian comedy, Benvenuti al Sud. If you haven’t heard of/watched the movie yet, I insist you do (with subtitles, of course!). Benvenuti al Sud: A Weekend in Cilento, Italy | Happiest When Exploring
06082016 Start your delectable spa day immersed in the natural hot springs of Sorgeto. The underground volcanic heat rises, steams and bubbles in the rock pools creating a natural Jacuzzi with a breathtaking panorama. Embrace the experience by using some of the naturally formed volcanic mud as a face mask and allow your skin to drink up the essential vitamins and minerals. A Superyacht Spa Day in Ischia | MY Starfire
06092016 A number of the exotic plant species in the world famous Mortella gardens, created by British composer Sir William Walton and his Argentinian wife, Susana, will certainly give a narcotic high. But the highest geographical spot on the island is Mount Epomeo (789m, 2589ft), which towers above Ischia. A path leads to the summit from the traditional village of Fontana, giving spectacular view of the island and the Bay of Naples. Ischia, Italy | Let's Travel Magazine
06102016 Dining outside on a balmy summer evening, I watch luxury yachts bob up and down in the Ischia marina as a guitar player gently strums away. Breaking the peace, chef Raymond appears holding a fish the size of a small child. "You're going to eat this fish for every course!' he proudly declares. "It will be delicious." Lauren Taylor samples the delights of Italy's Ischia island | basingstokegazette.co.uk
06112016 The Etruscans were the first to discover the wonders of the thermal waters and healing muds of Ischia, and everybody's been enjoying them since. Rheumatism, stress, and skin disorders are just some of the battery of ills that can be alleviated by these therapies. Yes, the very therapies that my grandfather used to do for ten days every summer in Italy. But I was surprised, really surprised, by how much I loved my treatment. Forget Capri. We'll Take Volcanic Ischia Instead | Fathom
06122016 This 12th century seaside castle is the oldest fortification to survive standing in the city of Naples. According to a famous legend, Roman poet Virgil placed an egg under it; were it to break, hardship would fall upon the city's inhabitants and the city would suffer unspeakable chaos. Thankfully, it appears that's just a folk tale. Top 10 Dream Castles in Italy | blouinartinfo.com
06132016 Chiaia (say kiy-ay-A) beach in Forio is one of the most child friendly beaches on the island of Ischia. Close to town with a panoramic view of Forio and the bay, this wide stretch of beach is lovely and flat and leaves ample space for kids to run around and build sand castles, not to mention playing with all the other kids whose parents had the same idea. What To Do With Your Kids In Ischia | Ischia...from the back of a Moped
06142016 A quiet scenic boat ride along the Sorrento Coast will take you to the burred city, for a guided tour of the ruins in the discovery of Roman civilization: an extraordinary reliving of history, art and nature. Explore the majestic and poignant mount of Vesuvio that always looked over the Neapolitan landscape. Sorrento to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius by Boat | TourTipster
06152016 I went directly to Fornillo beach from Rosa dei Venti. Although it’s still Fornillo, I’ve never walked down these stairs that take you directly to Fornillo beach so it was nice to see a different side to this area. There were a lot of stairs down, then again this is Positano and the one thing you should know is that there are stairs everywhere. Weekend in Positano, Amalfi Coast - Snapchat stories | BrowsingItaly
06162016 I could not, and decided to dress up these striped aubergines in a pickle following a traditional recipe from Naples. In Italy vegetables such as aubergine,  cauliflower and zucchini are often prepared alla scapece which basically means they are marinated in vinegar and frequently also spiced with garlic. Striped aubergines in a pickle | Italian Notes
06172016 We arrived at Pizzaria La Notizia, tired and hungry, to a 30 minute wait. Only in Naples will you find basil the size of shiso leaves and sweet, bright red tomatoes that taste like they’ve been kissed by the sun. As good as the pizza was, the calzone was a revelation – a puffy torpedo of goodness featuring creamy buffalo ricotta covered with fatty strutto, a Neapolitan form of cured lard. Naples Italy – The Best Pizza in the World | 2foodtrippers
06182016 This laid-back boutique hotel — one of the most stylish spots in the Sorrento area — has a modern, bright and breezy Mediterranean look, sea views to die for and the best breakfast in town. Maison La Minervetta Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Italy | The Telegraph
06192017 Irpinia boasts an exceptional artistic, historical and archaeological heritage which makes it one of the most surprising areas of the Apennines. There are six archaeological sites, including the ancient Abellinum (the town from which Avellino derived its name). Immersed in a natural setting of great beauty, Irpinia is a land of feuds, principalities and baronies, and home to numerous castles and fortresses. The Best of Italy in Irpinia | The Italian Tribune
06202016 Soon we were allowed to walk on board and look around this little ship which had blue furnishings and was cool and welcoming on board. Many of us chose to sit up on one of the canvas-roofed open decks to benefit from the sea breeze. The sun shone, the sea sparkled and there was lots to look at as we sailed at 10.35 a.m. from Ischia towards Procida and Naples. Rosa d'Abundo, the concluding piece | Haynes World
06212016 Campania, Canyon of Furore, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Can’t afford a house with a private pool? How about a beach instead? | Travel Bucket List
06222016 An old lime kiln has been converted into a bar and gift shop, the old houses have been renovated, and a museum tells of the industrial heritage and botanical diversity of the fiord of Furore. On midday, the sun manages to break through the narrow gorge and shines on the short beach just a few meters wide, attracting a lot of people. Furore: An Italian Village Hidden in a Fjord | Amusing Planet
06232016 Even the elusive, internationally-renowned street artist Banksy has left his mark on Naples; his Holy Virgin in Piazza Girolamini remains largely intact and looks like a shrine (the city has recently approved plans to actually restore the artwork). Art in Naples | ConnVoyage
06242016 Graf­fi­ti, sten­cil, mu­ra­ls, paintings, sacred and profane images stand out on the screen, forcing us to acknowledge what was buried under idle routines. Tommaso reminds us that "Naples, however, is most of all a city of traditions and talking about street art means above all digging into the sacred imagery that is typical of local culture". A Documentary Among The Walls Of Naples | Cafébabel
06252016 Today we want to tell you more about one of the oldest Italian cheese: the Conciato Romano, produced in Castel di Sasso, in the province of Caserta (Campania). They say its origins date back to an ancient italic civilization called "Sanniti". The cheese is produced with a coagulation based om natural goat curd, performed at room temperature. After braking it by hands, it is pressed and placed in the baskets of wicker. Conciato Romano cheese | mychef.tv
06262016 Conciato romano is a pickled cheese - dating back to the Samnite civilization. Sitting  down with Lombardi and family as he opened up a terracotta amphora with that strong intense aroma was moving.  It was as if, after a year of ageing, he was presenting it to the world for the first time. Agriturismo Le Campestre's Conciato Romano - A Cheese with a Humble Past and a Glorious Future, Castel di Sasso (Ce) | andiamotrips
06272016 Procida’s most picturesque village, Corricella, tucked cozily into one of the island’s old craters. It’s an absolutely gorgeous vision of pastel paintbox hues, so the fishermen can identify their flat-roofed homes from the sea. Think Positano or Portofino with more character and without the designer shops, tour groups or steep hills! Procida, the prettier little sister to Capri and Ischia | L'Italo-Americano Newspaper
06282016 You can take your pick of restaurants in Corricella for lunch. This is your chance to enjoy a range of Mediterranean specialities, including fresh fish and favourite local dishes such as spaghetti with sea urchins or lemon salad. I enjoyed great meals in Procida at La Lampara, which also has splendid views of the bay. A day out in... Procida | The Local
06292016 The area is known for its limoncello - an easy assumption, once you catch a glance at the lemon grove -spotted valleys. And taking in such sights is easy. You can drive along the Amalfi Coast's main road, Strada Statale, or you can hop in one of the local (and readily available) ferries or boat excursions. 25 Photos of the Amalfi Coast That Will Spark Your Wanderlust | Travel + Leisure
06302016 Saying the food in Naples is extraordinary is like saying the sky is blue. It’s a given. Naples is the birthplace of pizza. Another Naples original is sfogliatelle, a ridged, shell-shaped, cream or custard-filled pastry. Cities Less Traveled: Revealing “Real” Italy in Naples | The Working Mom's Travels

Thursday, June 30, 2016

THE SWEET SYMBOL Saying the food in Naples is extraordinary is like saying the sky is blue. It’s a given. Naples is the birthplace of pizza. Another Naples original is sfogliatelle, a ridged, shell-shaped, cream or custard-filled pastry. Cities Less Traveled: Revealing “Real” Italy in Naples | The Working Mom's Travels


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MULES IN ATRANI The area is known for its limoncello - an easy assumption, once you catch a glance at the lemon grove -spotted valleys. And taking in such sights is easy. You can drive along the Amalfi Coast's main road, Strada Statale, or you can hop in one of the local (and readily available) ferries or boat excursions. 25 Photos of the Amalfi Coast That Will Spark Your Wanderlust | Travel + Leisure