Italy’s best kept secret: the Basilicata region

I recently visited the south of the Campania region of Italy (Naples is the Capital), we stayed in Sapri and then I rode by motorbike to visit lovely Maratea which is only 20km south but in the region of Basilicata. The older name of Basilicata is Lucania and its Capital city is Potenza. This isContinue reading “Italy’s best kept secret: the Basilicata region”

The Amalfi Coast for visitors…

I live in the lovely town of Amalfi, I have lived here for several years and coming here from the city of Roma it was a bit strange at first, but this little city is truly lovely. See this link This city with its cathedral and the entire Amalfi Coast is beautiful and the historyContinue reading “The Amalfi Coast for visitors…”

Another crazy “plan” coming up….

Given that Europe is slowly opening up again after the COVID shutdown, I think that some cautious European travel is possible again. Italy has so far managed to contain the crisis very well and we still use masks and social distancing so I feel fairly safe here, and on my recent rapid visits to FranceContinue reading “Another crazy “plan” coming up….”

Well guess what?? YES, another quick trip to France hoping that the weather holds..

Here we go again!! Recently I saw that my old pal Martin had taken in part exchange a 2009 Yamaha FZ1 which really caught my eye, she has only 25k kms on the clock and is a Danish import in black with gold wheels. I asked Martin to hold her for me cos the FZ1Continue reading “Well guess what?? YES, another quick trip to France hoping that the weather holds..”

Barnes v France…..perhaps a draw??

Well we recently saw Barnes hit France, when he and I met up in lovely Troyes. Troyes is surely one of the most beautiful and classic cities in France and walking round it was a great experience, even Barnes appreciated the wonderful buildings and architecture, amazing! His French is er limited but luckily his senseContinue reading “Barnes v France…..perhaps a draw??”

Sapri and Maratea, stunning places and roads!

The small coastal town of Sapri is in the southern most tip of the Campania region and historical Maratea (also on the coast) is in the Basilicata region only about15 kilometers away by road. The area is truly lovely and the people very kind and happy to meet visitors, luckily since the awful COVID lockdownsContinue reading “Sapri and Maratea, stunning places and roads!”

Polignano a Mare, Puglia (southern Italy). What a beautiful town and surrounding area…

Recently I stayed 16 days down in Puglia, on the east coast of the south of Italy, in the area of Bari. From Amalfi this was only a 300 km drive. Bari is a very large city with a huge port so not really a tourist attraction but the surrounding area is stunning and fullContinue reading “Polignano a Mare, Puglia (southern Italy). What a beautiful town and surrounding area…”

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 areContinue reading “Some new ideas for Amalfi visitors”

Visit the wonderful Amalfi coast with a guide or just some practical guide-lines

We all know that the Amalfi coast is stunning and well worth a visit. Nothing new there. But the best way to get there? The best way to get around? What to avoid and why? All of these important points and more are not always obvious as the coast is very long, winding and variedContinue reading “Visit the wonderful Amalfi coast with a guide or just some practical guide-lines”

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