Next to the colorful towns and charming beaches, the Amalfi Coast has many natural wonders, hidden among the irregular coastline. Come and see with me a boat trip today, during which we will visit emerald grotto in Conca dei Marini and a freshwater lake hidden in a cave in Maiori, which is privately owned. In addition, I will show you amazing pictures of the coast taken from the dock and provide new practical information that will certainly be useful when planning your trip and sightseeing.
I arrive to Naples for the tenth time and doesn’t expect anything but new places which surprise him. Wrong! I will tell you how I booked a cheap night accommodation for 40 euros in one of the historical town center houses, which I wouldn’t trade today for the most luxurious hotel. Included in the package are the positively twisted Valerio, Monica and her homemade tiramisu served for breakfast and the amazing charm of an apartment in an old building where the Naples heart beats.
The golden and red vineyards and hills of Tuscany, Umbria or Marche, the warm water and empty beaches of Puglia, Calabria or Sardinia, few tourists and lower prices on the crowded Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre seasons, rusty red leaves against still green meadows and white peaks of the Dolomites or maybe the huge amount of seasonal fruits, pleasant temperatures and the second spring in Sicily? Italy in September, October, November, early December. What are the pros and cons of travel in these months? What weather and what landscapes can you expect?
When I watched the movie “The Talented Mr. Ripley” a couple of years ago, I could not stop wondering if there were still such places in Italy? I knew I the movie was filmed on a small island near Naples, but I had no idea how to get there and whether it is worth it. Until suddenly a revelation! Post made by Natalia on a blog about a lovely little island. I’ve read it and I’m lost in it … I made my decision: we’re flying!
I will tell you a secret today. At the southern end of Campania, in the heart of the mountainous and forested Cilento National Park, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, at the same time on the shore of crystal-clear Tyrrhenian Sea, is hidden Palinuro. Tourists? It’s not easy to spot the few foreigners among italian people who enjoy the beauty of this place. Beaches? Sandy. You can choose between: long and wide or small crumbs hidden in the corners of the irregular shoreline. Come and experience the undiscovered beauty of Campania, only 180 km south of Naples, since 1998 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
It’s just 40 minutes while stayig in Naples to feel the atmosphere of the past century, to back in time about 30 years to the land of fishermen living in small townhouses with pastel facades, rising almost straight from the sea, where life goes on in unchanged rhythm. Narrow streets, old Vespas, iconic 500s, colorful boats and breathtaking views. Come on, I’ll show you the Island of Procida, a little known pearl of the Gulf of Naples that stole my heart during my last trip to Campania. It’s the perfect place for a day trip from Naples.
Look at this view. Historical center of Naples seen from the height of the twelfth floor. Roofs of townhouses, church dome, harbor cranes, in the distant Sorrento Coast and the famous Capri. Will you believe me if I write that such a view extends out of a window in a small, modest bathroom? This’s Naples, a city of contrasts that will never ceases to amaze me. During each trip I discover them again, unfortunately not always positive. Want to see more? If you want to guard your face like I did I invite you!
The best pizza in the world is eaten in Naples, that’s for sure – every pizza fan know it. But being on the spot, you could be dizzy because of premises serving this dish is countless. Which one to choose? I present to you a subjective list of six best Neapolitan pizzerias according to Italia-by-Natalia. In each of them, and I ate at least once. Prices, addresses, photos, waiting time for a table. Everything you need to know about pizza before traveling to Naples and the falling in February the International Pizza Day! See for yourself!
The small, sleepy town on the southern end of the Campania region, terraces situated high on a hill, but at the same time suspended just above the long sandy beaches, rich in a tangle of narrow streets, that surrounds the medieval castle, narrow passages, a countless number of steps and stunning view of the mountains and the sea, extending from every corner. It’s here, in the charming little town the action of his film put Luca Miniero creating one of the best production of Italian cinema in recent years – “Benvenuti al Sud”, or “Welcome to the South”. Come and see Castellabate, listed at Borghi Piu Bella di Italia, which is the most beautiful small towns of Italy.
Friday night the middle of March, the very center of Naples. At the door, a waiter collecting records and dozens of people waiting for a table. The average time to stand in line it’s an hour. Average daily quantity of pizza which is channeled directly from a traditional wood-fired oven on customers plates is 1200, and the components used in the product is high-quality products originating exclusively from the Campania region. Sauce made from ripe, juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fragrant basil, the best olive oil, and extremely thin and soft dough. But this isn’t the only secret of the famous Neapolitan pizzeria. Here in for less than 4 euros Margherita will be prepared by the guy who trained the participants of the Italian and Australian MasterChef’a and won the Championship of Neapolitan Pizza in 2013. Come and sit at Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo.
Colorful towns of Amalfi Coast, scenic beaches hidden in small coves and the famous Costiera Amalfitana, one of the most panormic roads in Europe, in the season terribly crowded, from autumn to spring almost empty and eagerly awaiting for visitors. Today I will tell you why you should visit the Amalfi Coast during low season and what it’s like to have a famous beach in Positano almost exclusively for us. Come and see for yourself!
When the rising sun emerges from behind the peaks of Monte Lattari, covering with gold still sleepy towns of the Amalfi Coast, in the kitchen of the Hotel Bonadies breakfast is preparing for the guests. Fresh fruits, tomatoes, bread, cheese, cold meats and pastries are on the table in the dining room with large windows overlooking the terrace, offering stunning views of the Amalfi coast. Currently, four-star hotel, which has hosted people like Richard Wagner, Hans Christen Andersen, Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, many years ago began as a small Inn in a medieval monastery. Since then, for nearly fourteen decades, five generations of the same family is waiting for its guests by offering them a memorable stay in Ravello. Come and see the Hotel Bonadies.
Everyone who comes to Italy wants to try the vaunted – and recognized as the best in the world – Italian cuisine. Does in the country with such a rich culinary traditions you can eat tasteless? Unfortunately, yes, I myself a couple of times I ate badly. Therefore, always very keen on the blog I give the coordinates of the places where I lived unforgettable moments, both in terms of accommodation, active leisure time and gastronomy. In this post I will present to you six checked my restaurants on the Amalfi Coast, where delicious food is just one of the attractions, next to the cool climate and beautiful views. I invite you!
Almost vertically above Amalfi and not far from Ravello, on the other side of the Dragon Valley, off the beaten track, surrounded by chestnut forests and terraces sloping down towards the sea lemon groves, lies the oldest town of the Amalfi Coast. Scala, which does not reach the mass tourism, offers peace and quiet to explore the numerous monuments in a natural setting, stunning views and long and fascinating history dating back to its beginnings in the fourth century AD. It’s the perfect place to escape from the crowds and bustle of the full season in Amalfi towns situated by the sea.
There is such a town, where mountain slopes sprouting directly from the emerald sea forming suspended on the rock shelves lemon groves terraces, where between the winding roads and stone streets spreads out heavenly gardens planted with flowers, resounding with singing birds and cicadas. In a small workshops produced two local specialties: hand painted ceramics and delicious limoncello. “If among us exists somewhere particle memories of a lost paradise, this is it Ravello, suspended between sky and sea and full of poetry, in which nature and art intertwine the joy of man.”
Gino Tani “Il Messaggero” August 15, 1959 yr.,