Don’t drive your car to Ravello or to Amalfi, avoid the Amalfi coast by car at all costs!!!! (Unless you drive a Hummer or an armoured car maybe)…

Why, you may ask. Well, consider these points: The traffic along the coast road becomes just one long queue in the summer months. The road is very narrow and winding, two buses cannot pass easily. Overtaking is generally impossible. If two coaches or buses or trucks meet then one must reverse. You can easily damage … Continue reading Don’t drive your car to Ravello or to Amalfi, avoid the Amalfi coast by car at all costs!!!! (Unless you drive a Hummer or an armoured car maybe)…

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Motorcycle road safety courses for all….

I have been owning and riding motorcycles since I was 14, and I still learn every time I go for a ride. Whilst a car is relatively easy to drive, a bike is really complex and totally not easy to ride also because it will fall over easily, a car cannot fall over (almost). My … Continue reading Motorcycle road safety courses for all….

An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….

Since I moved house from Roma down to Tramonti, I have had to restart with all of my contacts to look after my car, my van, and my small fleet of motorbikes. This was not easy as I lived in Roma for more than 20 years and starting over is never simple, Roma is a … Continue reading An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….

New plan! New motorcycle sales operation. Watch this space

Ok so now I am established in my new property in the Tramonti region of Italy, and Tramonti is very close to the motorway. So what now? I am in touch with the guys who own and run the excellent dealership Celestini in Civitavecchia and they are not only an excellent Yamaha and KTM dealer, … Continue reading New plan! New motorcycle sales operation. Watch this space

Why you should never rent a scooter or a Quad when you are on holiday (unless you are a regular biker and you dress with at least jeans and gloves)…

I saw an article on the Independent web site recently discussing the dangers of renting when on holiday overseas, see here. The Guardian reported almost the same sad facts. The articles report that of course when you go on holiday your defences are down and you are vulnerable to accidents given that you do not know … Continue reading Why you should never rent a scooter or a Quad when you are on holiday (unless you are a regular biker and you dress with at least jeans and gloves)…

Some new ideas for Amalfi visitors

So how about an Amalfi Mozzarella Day? Wine Day? Amalfi History Day? Limoncello Day? Bread and Biscuit Day. Italian Beer Day? Cooking Day? Pottery Day? And so on. With Daniela who runs the Hotel Aurora in Amalfi we often chat about what her customers really enjoy. The vast majority (about 85%) of her clients are … Continue reading Some new ideas for Amalfi visitors

Two new electric-assisted bicycles for Hotel Aurora

We just supplied two lovely bicycles to the Hotel Aurora Amalfi, for use by their staff and clients. The bikes are made by Torpado, an Italian manufacturer, and they are very robust and well made, and supplied and customised by our great friends in Roma Cicli Franchi. These E bikes have a large lithium ion … Continue reading Two new electric-assisted bicycles for Hotel Aurora

Tramonti, an amazingly well-hidden jewel

Tramonti is only about 12km from Amalfi and it is on the mountain road connecting Amalfi to the motorway at Angri, so over recent years I have driven past Tramonti many times. My only visits have been with friends to an excellent local pizzeria. Well, recently we have had a much closer look and exploration. I … Continue reading Tramonti, an amazingly well-hidden jewel

Our new property!!!! Finally we have the keys

We have been searching for a suitable property for about two years, on and off, and we have finally found the property of our dreams!!! Last month we exchanged contracts and took possession of a stunning garage in lovely Polvica, which is one of the 13 small towns which make up the area called Tramonti. … Continue reading Our new property!!!! Finally we have the keys

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