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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
Look at these stunning cars!!!
Ok here we go, I have the GoPro 5 and I intend to make some trips along this stunning coast and show you the beauty of this area......please let me know what you think. Please enjoy the trips.....here is the first one, from Amalfi along the coast to Positano. The GoPro is mounted onto my … Continue reading I wanna show you the lovely Amalfi coast….by bike. Watch this video!!!
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
Amalfi out of season. Food drink and history and culture.
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)…
So how about an Amalfi Mozzarella Day? Wine Day? Amalfi History Day? Limoncello Day? Bread and Biscuit Day. Italian Beer Day? Cooking 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 80%) of her clients are from overseas, … Continue reading Some new ideas for Amalfi visitors
I have known these guys for many years, since Alessandro was racing in the R6 Cup and he used to come to Magione for some training with Run x Fun. His father Sandro was a very talented scrambler and he started his bike shop in Civitavecchia back in 1982 and the activity has grown into … Continue reading A visit to one of the best bike dealers in Italy, Celestini at Civitavecchia
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 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
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
From my many years of motorbike ownership and experience in the UK and in Italy, I know that the two countries use and treat their bikes very differently. In the UK the weather is not good for motorbikes so the season is very short and the annual mileages are often very low indeed. Bikes are … Continue reading New idea: import some used bikes from Alf England in the UK
I met up with the team Run x Fun owned and run by Luca Viola, himself a former racer as well as a passionate off roader and visitor to Africa. The team includes Paolo Castrichini, Max Zeraftis, Alex Vaghi, Michele Marchetti and others (see http://www.runxfun.it) as well as some amazing racers such as Fabio Massei (shown … Continue reading Bike training continued…..
We all (well, many of us) enjoy a motorbike and we almost all teach ourselves how to ride. We may get some tips from a mate or two or from the guy in the shop that sells us the bike but in general we all think that we know how to ride a bike. We … Continue reading The basics, the ABC of surviving on a motorbike
So when I started to ride a motorbike (but it could have been a scooter or a moped, the principles are the same) I started to live a dream as from a very early age I had been dreaming of this big day. I was 14 when I bought my first field bike which was … Continue reading More on motorcycle riding and survival