Category Archives: Amalfi Coast and the Islands

On or off the beaten path?

This thing called the ‘beaten path’ really isn’t such a bad place. Everyone wants to avoid it, but you have to consider that it includes many of the beautiful destinations and experiences that create the best travel memories…Michelangelo’s David, the … Continue reading

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Sentiero degli Dei – The Path from Praiano to Positano

In Praiano, you can walk up the steps from the Portapenta apartments to the small piazza where the Hotel Margherita is located.  We weren’t staying there, but we found them to be really helpful for carryout pizza and giving us … Continue reading

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The View from Villa Capodimonte

High above the town of Positano, there is an extraordinary villa that we would really love to show you.  You enter from the panoramic road that winds its way along the coast, arriving on a private parking terrace that accommodates … Continue reading

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Napoleon takes Capri from Villa del Re

In October of 1808, the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte were successful in defeating the British garrison on the island of Capri and thus securing the trade routes around Naples for the Emperor. The military operation was supervised from the terrace … Continue reading

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Amalfi Coast Music Festival and Institute

The Amalfi Coast of Italy, a stretch of mountainous peaks crashing into the aquamarine waves of the Mediterreanean sea, is dotted with numerous picturesque Italian villages that offer many different ways to indulge in this beautiful vacation spot.  La Costiera Amalfitana is rich … Continue reading

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