Looking Back - Continued in the Reggia di Caserta.
Last Stop: POSITANO →
Our first stop, Beautiful Sorrento →
Last but not Least: Amalfi Coast →
The Amalfi Coast, or “Amalfitan Coast”, Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.
Mount Vesuvius →
Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio, Latin: Mons Vesuvius) is a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. The two other major active volcanoes in Italy, Etna and Stromboli, are...
Looking Back: The Giardino Inglese of the Royal Palace - with an English speaking guide!
Finally we go to POMPEI!!!! →
The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in 79 AD. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost...
Castellammare di Stabia →
Castellammare di Stabia lies next to the ancient Roman city of Stabiae, which was destroyed by the Vesuvio eruption in AD 79. The castle the city takes its name from was erected in around the 9th century on a hill commanding the southern side of the Gulf of Naples. It was restored during the reign of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen and enlarged by King Charles I of Anjou. The comune, previously...
Reggia di Caserta - A whole day experience inside... →
The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, as well as natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. It is an eloquent expression of the Enlightenment in material form, integrated...
Do your own voyage of discovery, and find places... →
After our visit of a local mozzarella di bufala factory. Maddie, Diana and Chloe give us an inside take of the experience.
Buffalo Mozzarella time! →
Finally some down time at the beach after all our hard work! Not a bad way to finish our last day with our friends from Padula.
More info: Maratea May Be Italy's New Amalfi Coast
This article originally appeared in a back issue of Dream of Italy: If the throngs of tourists fighting for space on the roads and beaches of the Amalfi Coast only knew what was within their reach just a bit further south: a coastal haven at least as picturesque, if not more so, far less crowded and certainly not as expensive. Luckily, for the rest of us Maratea remains a well-kept secret...
Off we go to Maratea! →
Evening entertainment. Brick oven pizza, new friends and of course MUSICA! This is the life!
The medieval township of Teggiano →
This morning the weather was against us and we had to postpone our hike. Fortunately Val di Diano holds many wonderful towns and sites for us to discover. After a brief visit to the Paeolitic Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte, we headed to the township of Teggiano - a beatiful medieval town with breath taking panoramas. Hopefully the weather improves and we can Go Take A Hike! :)
Our Destination for today - Fattoria Alvaneta →
Waking up early for our hike on the mountain pass of Padula, today will be a full day! Check out the virtual tour @ http://www.fattoriaalvaneta.it/esterno.html See you up there!