Barnes meets France….or Alf England International to the rescue!!

Well, I have owned a stunning Yamaha MT10SP for 2 years and wow, what an amazing bike she turned out to be. I have owned several R1s over the years including a track R1 but this was a totally new experience. With an R1 you are seated alot of your weight on your wrists andContinue reading “Barnes meets France….or Alf England International to the rescue!!”

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…”

Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!

I have been visiting this small town for two years since my son moved there to play basketball for the local team, they were in the Italian C league seeking promotion. He has played in B for several years and Fiorenzuola were building a team to get back up into B. Having gained promotion intoContinue reading “Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!”

WHAT a super hotel, lovely folks and look at their motorbike collection wow!

I have been visiting a lovely town in the north of Italy called Fiorenzuola d’ Arda quite often recently. As it is a long drive from Roma (about 500km each way) I prefer to stay overnight a and just look at the lovely hotel I found https://www.mathis.it/en/ The Hotel Mathis is an amazing find! TheContinue reading “WHAT a super hotel, lovely folks and look at their motorbike collection wow!”

We have some great cars for sale here in Ravello and…we can organise storage as well as long-term “rental”…..

Here at Autocioffi (see us at http://www.autocioffi.it) we have a super premises which used to be a paper mill (so it is next to a small river) and we have 3 floors of covered parking space. We generally have about 20 of our own cars here and we have space for at least another 30.Continue reading “We have some great cars for sale here in Ravello and…we can organise storage as well as long-term “rental”…..”

Don’t take your car to Ravello or Amalfi, avoid driving the Amalfi coast at all costs!!!! (unless you drive a battle tank maybe)…

Why, you may ask. Well, consider these points: The traffic along the coast road becomes just one long hot queue in the summer months. The coast 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 canContinue reading “Don’t take your car to Ravello or Amalfi, avoid driving the Amalfi coast at all costs!!!! (unless you drive a battle tank maybe)…”

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”

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 ionContinue 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. IContinue reading “Tramonti, an amazingly well-hidden jewel”

Some top places to visit in Amalfi

Bar Masaniello¬†Simply the best bar in Amalfi if not the world (ok ok I am biased, I love the place). Indoor and outdoor seating, free wifi and the best selection of beer in the town without any doubt. Service is great and very friendly and the food is also really good, no rip offs here.Continue reading “Some top places to visit in Amalfi”