Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MULTIDIRECTIONAL SPACE 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

Monday, August 22, 2016

ROCKY BEACH 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

Sunday, August 21, 2016

SPARKLING WINE 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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

IN THE HEART OF IRPINIA 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

Friday, August 19, 2016

CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY 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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SEAFOOD PASTA 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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

HIP ENVIRONMENT 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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ALLURING MENU 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

Monday, August 15, 2016

MEDIEVAL SALERNO 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


Saturday, August 13, 2016

ORIGINAL RECIPE 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 

Friday, August 12, 2016

RECIPE ON DISHTOWEL 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

Thursday, August 11, 2016

SUN LOUNGERS 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 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

THE MAIN HIGHLIGHTS 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 

Monday, August 8, 2016

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE 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

Sunday, August 7, 2016

PENDING COFFEE 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

Saturday, August 6, 2016

FANCY DATE 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

Friday, August 5, 2016

MARINA DI PRAIA 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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

MARINA GRANDE 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

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

THE INFAMOUS VOLCANO 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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

TRUE LUXURY AND RELAXATION 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

Monday, August 1, 2016

EXPLORE ON FOOT Naples is the city where pizza was invented, home to Neapolitan ice cream and the gateway to the Roman ruins of Pompeii. But it is also a great place to explore on foot, which is easily done if you are on a Mediterranean cruise that calls into the port for the day. When in Naples, do as the Napoletano do! The best walks around the beautiful Italian city | Daily Express

JULY 2016

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07012016 Sfogliatella - 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
07022016 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
07032016 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
07042016 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
07052016 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
07062016 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
07072016 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
07082016 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
07092016 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
07102016 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
07112016 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
07122016 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
07132016 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
07142016 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
07152016 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
07162016 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
07172016 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
07182016 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
07192016 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
07202016 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
07212016 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
07222016 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
07232016 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
07242016 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
07252016 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
07262016 "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
07272016 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
07282016 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
07292016 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
07302016 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
07312016 In fact what geology and nature created is a naturally beautiful, authentically Italian island. And despite being just 1.5 miles square, modern Procida has lots of little delights for the visitor. Quayside trattorias and bars offer tasty refreshments, without breaking the bank. Procida, the prettier little sister to Capri and Ischia | L'Italo-Americano Newspaper

Sunday, July 31, 2016

COLORFUL ISLAND In fact what geology and nature created is a naturally beautiful, authentically Italian island. And despite being just 1.5 miles square, modern Procida has lots of little delights for the visitor. Quayside trattorias and bars offer tasty refreshments, without breaking the bank. Procida, the prettier little sister to Capri and Ischia | L'Italo-Americano Newspaper

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