We have recently been studying the property market in the Amalfi coast area. To be more precise, inland near the coast where the prices are more reasonable, given that we are not looking for a holiday home with sea view. The ideal property may be a small detached or semi detached house/villa with some land, … Continue reading Services moves to purchase a property
So how about you wanna fly into Roma, and then spend a week in beautiful Amalfi and a few days exploring Roma? Or perhaps you fly into Roma and you fancy exploring the areas of Abruzzo and Umbria. Or you really want to visit Tavullia and see the famous Valentini Rossi ranch??? Or you really … Continue reading Ok so how can I help you to discover Italy and the Italian way of life…lets see a few examples
Pictures from a recent visit to a historic (but still working) ceramic factory on the Amalfi coast.
Amalfi is truly stunning. Historical and beautiful, it clings onto the amazing coastline and uses every square metre available. To park a car in Amalfi costs you about 30 euro per day, as the parking spaces are very limited and demand well exceeds the supply. During the peak … Continue reading Amalfi out of season, and all of her traditions
Have a glance at some of these pictures: http://www.ristorantelatonnarella.com/photo-gallery/ This restaurant is just fifteen minutes boat ride away from Amalfi, and the boat ride is included in the price of the meal. When you book a table they tell you where and at what time to meet the boat, and they were waiting for us at … Continue reading A special dinner in a truly amazing place…
I was recently lucky enough to witness and to help two Italian artists at work. Alessandro Vasari is a descendant of the well known Vasari family and you can read the history of his family here http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_fotografico_Vasari. His assistant for the weekend was graphic artist Valeria Lemmi, also from Roma, she frequently works with Alessandro on … Continue reading Artists at work….
The word Sicily evokes a range of thoughts and emotions in most travellers. Most of us know something of its amazing history which dates back to the Greeks and continues through Roman, Norman, Islamic and Byzantine periods up to it becoming part of the Italian state only some 150 years ago. The word Mafia is invariably … Continue reading The stunning beauty of Sicily by motorbike…
Look at these pictures, they kind of talk for themselves. I was recently visiting the Hotel Aurora and I was told that they had recently renewed their gardens. So what, I asked? Well, they serve the breakfast in the garden (when the weather allows), so it is worth a look, I was told. And they … Continue reading A beautiful, peaceful hotel garden in the heart of busy Amalfi
Go to http://amalfi.aurora-hotel.it/ have a look at the blogs, you must have the site in English.....and look at these wonderful ceramics, all from the local area around Amalfi.....the hotel has organized a display inside the hotel for the season as well as some events when artists will be invited to show their works and present … Continue reading You like art, history and ceramics? Look here….
Amalfi out of season. Food drink and history and culture.