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
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
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
Ok so here is the master plan for the hotel so far: I have asked her indoors if I can book the whole hotel PLUS the 3 apartments for the whole week, and (so far so good) she said yes. Poor woman. This event is by personal invitation only and is NOT open to the … Continue reading A week takeover of the lovely Aurora Hotel, Amalfi. October 20-27th 2018
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…
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…
Amalfi out of season. Food drink and history and culture.
This amazing and (relatively) unknown wine producer was founded in 1890 and the same family still makes the wine, the fourth generation are now in charge. Three brothers run the show and we recently visited and met with Raffaele, one of these three brothers. He showed us round their lovely winery and we tasted several … Continue reading Would you like to see, taste and purchase some excellent wine??
You would like to eat some excellent fresh food. Fancy fish? Or pizza. Or some of the best vegetables I have ever tasted. In a modest place where the owner is a wonderful host, understands English perfectly and should really be on the stage. This eating house is on the coast near Naples. The location … Continue reading So you want to eat well and pay little? Meet Franco
Some general points. The spring and autumn seasons are usually warm in Roma so wear light materials (cotton) but bear in mind that you must be covered to enter St Peters and the Vatican City, as well as most churches. Light showers are possible. Summer is hot and sometimes very hot. Roma has a large population … Continue reading A few helpful hints for visitors to Roma, the Eternal City