Tips & Articles

19
February
2019

What to do in Capri

Capri is known as the hidden treasure of Italy, a small island sitting along the Bay of Naples waters. A heaven on earth, with jagged clifftops, pristine sapphire waters, and jaw-dropping views. Capri is the perfect place to spoil yourself on endless food and wine at night, while you discover natural wonders surrounding you during the day. Boat to Faraglioni Rocks The best way to the fantastic surrounds of Cari is by boat. Either hop on a tour or hire a boat yourself and visit the stunning attraction known as the Faraglioni rocks. Faraglioni rocks are three massive rock structures […]

   
  
10
February
2019

Where to travel to in Southern Italy

When visiting Europe, there is no greater place to see that the sunny southern land of Italy. With historic cities and charming towns scattered along the picturesque coast, you will think you’d had died and gone to heaven. The best spots to Visit Naples One of the biggest cities along the coast in Southern Italy’s Naples. Bursting with delicious food, ancient history, and rich culture, Naples has something for everyone. Home to the National Archaeological Museum with a large array of local artefacts, including Pompeii’s famous body, casts. The city will let you step back into time to see how […]

   
  
29
January
2019

Why you should visit Ravello on your Italy adventure

If you are interested in Italy’s historic charm and stunning natural wonders, Ravello is for you. The captivating land is nestled in the enchanting mountaintop along the Amalfi Coast, jam-packed with five-star resorts, captivating views, and brilliant weather.   History The earliest documents for this area are from the 9th century when all the coastal cities joined together to form the Amalfi Republic. However, in 1081 a group of Amalfi nobles rebelled against the republic for its betrayal of the Norman King Roberto Il Guiscardo, electing their own duke and developing luxurious houses for the town. It is now a […]

   
  
9
January
2019

Why Take a Private Tour to the Amalfi Coast

With sheer cliff formations, centuries-old villas that seem to spill down rustic mountains, and pastel-perfect fishing villages, the Amalfi Coast boasts a mishmash of history and culture. Cruising around this part of Italy is like rewinding time, where you can experience opulent mansions once owned by royalty and picturesque beaches that are tucked away in hidden coves. With so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to start during your time on the Amalfi Coast. But, if you’re looking to dig deep into the area’s fascinating history, learn more about the natural beauty, and […]

   
  
9
January
2019

Which is the Best Beach on the Amalfi Coast?

The Amalfi Coast is a haven of pastel houses, rustic old villas, and sheer cliff faces that descend into glistening shallows. Many visitors flock to the area to check out the stunning sea views which can be admired from the smattering of beaches around the coastline. But where do you even start? With so many paradisiacal bays that come in all shapes and sizes – pebbly, sandy, long, short, wide, and thin – it’s hard to decide which beaches to visit. Here are some of the best: 1. Marina Grande at Positano Positano is one of the most popular towns […]

   
  
9
January
2019

Where is the Best Pizza in Naples?

Naples lays claim to being the mastermind behind pizza – a food that we pretty much take for granted today. However, it has long been an integral part of Italy’s history, with recipes, ingredients, and methods changing throughout the centuries. The city boasts more than 800 pizzerias, but there are just 100 that hold a certificate from the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN). This is the governing body of pizza that ensures the age-old art of proper pizza making is carried out in the traditional Neapolitan way. These top restaurants can all be spotted by the Pizza Vera signs above […]

   
  
9
January
2019

Where is the Amalfi Coast?

Stretching out for 50 kilometres along the southern edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy, the Amalfi Coast is a popular holiday destination filled with lush beaches, stunning sea views, and a rich tapestry of history. The coastline here is characterised by towering cliffs, coves, and pastel-painted villages that were once hugely important in the fishing world. Getting to the Amalfi Coast is an adventure in itself, as the road that winds between Salerno and Sorrento takes you past breath-taking villas, charming vineyards, and ancient lemon groves. Things to do in the Amalfi Coast Once you’re on the Amalfi Coast, […]

   
  
9
January
2019

What’s the Story Behind the Black Madonna at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta?

The Amalfi Coast is a show of higgledy-piggledy buildings layered onto an imposing cliff face. Known for its beautiful array of colours and its fascinating and lengthy history, Positano is worth a visit if you’re looking to uncover the rich past of Italy and witness some old traditions. The Church of Santa Maria Assunta perches on a cliff against a stunning backdrop of ocean – it’s the picture perfect spot. But aside from being a pretty addition to the Amalfi coastline, the church boasts an interesting backstory which can still be felt beneath the exquisite domed roof. Legend has it […]

   
  
9
January
2019

What’s the History of Positano?

Positano forms a colourful splash on the Amalfi Coast, bringing together ramshackle, pastel houses perched on cliffs and clear shallows that ebb away into beautiful sea views. As well as stunning sights, the town has a rich history that still imbues its winding streets today. It all began when the Ancient Romans constructed a selection of opulent villas on the coastline of where Positano sits today. Visitors can still see these ruins in the area surrounding the Church dell’Assunta. It is thought the town itself grew from the central focal point of a Benedictine abbey that was founded in the […]

   
  
9
January
2019

What Happened at Pompeii?

Pompeii is an ancient town that sits at the base of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano in the Bay of Naples. This natural landmark is thousands and thousands of years old and has erupted more than fifty times in its lengthy existence, but no eruption was more tragic than the one in 79AD, when the city of Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash. On the morning of the eruption, thick pyroclastic clouds rolled down the volcano and out towards the Bay of Naples, razing Pompeii and its surrounding towns to the ground. More than two thousand people […]

   
  
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