Originally known as Poseidonia,Paestum is one of the most important and fascinating Italian Archeological sites. You cannot miss the Paestum ruins, well known all over the World as its local gastronomy. Here in Paestum the Buffalo Mozzarella has born; this is the area where the best Mozzarella Farms are located. Take the chance to
AMALFI COAST SAILING AND WINE From June 13th to June 20th or September 12th to September 19th (7 nights) Departure/Arrival: Procida Island After the previous years’ great success, the Wine and Sail experience is back on the 2015 summer edition with two dates: June and September! Wine & Sail is an unique experience for people who loves sailing and the good living. Jump onboard and sail with us, we will be
Located in the picturesque scenery of Positano, it is a very small beach, hidden among the beautiful inlets of the Amalfi Coast. Behind, you can admire the stunning village of Positano, characterized by …
We are greatly surprised that, in the last months, people start to talk about us all around the World. We just have tried to promote alternative services such as extreme activities and water sports to give to our travelers the chance to live the Amalfi Coast in different ways. Travelers are so excited to join our services, especially activities which are not so common (as touristic proposals) around here. We started to propose extreme activities such as the Skydiving or Paragliding and the result has been excellent. That’s why we continue to offer alternative services: now it’s the Kiteboard, which is becoming the most attractive watersport around here. In cooperation with Kannakitesurf Costa d’Amalfi, an Official “North Kiteboarding” Center recognized and authorized by “the Italian Sailing Federation”, we offer the chance to do kitesurf in one of the best spot of the World: the Divine Coast!
Kitesurf is our passion and supported by a professional and friendly team, certified instructors and all the assistance required we would like to share it with travelers, too. Canadians, Americans, Australians, Europeans, all our travelers seem to be excited to ride on our sea…for the beautiful setting of the Amalfi Coast and for the sympathy of our local kiters who are really glad to share the spot with travelers.
Travellers’ feedbacks are great and day by day, the sky above Cetara is more colorful, due to the kites number increasing. It is our pleasure open our spot to people who have our same passion, that wants to have fun complying with the rules.
TravelAmalfi and Kannakitesurf Costa d’Amalfi welcome you to became part of the action!
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Cetara, the tiny village on the Amalfi Coast, has an ancient fishing tradition, especially for the anchovies fishing technique. Local uses and folklore that you can live on July 21th for the event “Lampare lights night”. …
Today Italy celebrates St. Peter and St. Paul, founders of the Rome Holy See .
Peter was crucified on the Vatican Hill upside down because he declared himself unworthy to die in the same manner as the Lord. His relics are now enshrined under the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica. He is considered the first Pope of the Church.
Great celebration in Rome to honor the Patron Saints.
The Saint Peter and Paul’s day is declared one of the greatest event of the Amalfi Coast, too. Many sea villages, …
The photofinish had to determine the order of arrival of a very uncertain race with Amalfi and Venice that gave birth to a heads up that kept everyone in suspense, waiting for the official verdict.
We were there, assisting from the sea at the incredible victory celebrations with sounds of horns and sirens. Surrounded by hundreds of boats and thousands of people on the land, locals and tourists with strong enthusiasm to celabrate with the regatta’s crew till the night.
Celebrations will continue in the coming days, the Amalfi Ancient Regatta has always been a strong tradition, deeply felt by the locals.
It’s time to put the Havaianas on: These beautiful sunny days herald the beginning of summer, the time that we’ve been waiting for a long! With Easter we can officially declare the starting of the high season, one that we love more, the one that see the Amalfi Coast as protagonist .
It’s time to take advantage of what the Divine Coast offers you: adventure and outdoor sports, special experiences, a walk through the alleys of a fishermen’s village. Places we love so much, places that turn the charm on especially during the spring and summer time: the sun that brightens up the colors of an hidden corner; the perfect climate for a riding on horseback surrounded by the nature; the romantic atmosphere of a view at sunset, admiring it from the boat which is taking us to a restaurant by the sea. The beauty of the Amalfi Coast combined with our support will give you emotions that will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
We would like to let you capture the place’s essence, simply through the knowledge and the love for our birthplace and our work. Satisfying different needs, like a surge of adrenalin given by a launch with parachute or an excursion by helicopter; or simply a fishing day where you can take part to feel the direct contact with the place, its people and its traditions.
Even if we are locals and we live the place every day, our enthusiasm is always more and more… that’s why we cannot wait to lead you through this discovery!!! With the aim to make you fall in love with the Amalfi Coast…
Naples, one of the most beautiful Cities of the World, a city with an immediate beauty, full of hidden treasures over and underground, with a maze of alleys in the historical center. Full of History and Culture, with its with numerous theatres, cultural centers, music venues, art galleries, Naples is a vibrant City with a colorful folklore and popular art displays.
Naples will host the America’s Cup World Series, an event that will bring the best sailors in the world to Italy in April 2012 and May 2013. Everything is ready for the event: from April 7th to April 15th.
The America’s Cup World Series is the opportunity that Naples has been waiting to improve its international image. The city is getting ready to host the event in the best possible way. There is much enthusiasm and the desire to participate is palpable. This event is going to be not only a sporting event, but it will also be a flywheel for real development, from tourism to employment. The AC World Series will provide great visibility to the already exceptional setting of the waterfront of via Caracciolo. The race course in Naples will be just off the town, and easily visible.
The America’s Cup World Series could be a good reason to discover the wonderful City of Naples and enjoy the beauty of the sea and the landscape, culture, art and traditions… Don’t miss it!
The America’s Cup World Series Program
April 7 – 14:10 – Match Racing (one on one duels between the teams)
April 8 – 14:10 – Fleet Racing (three 15 minute fleet races)
April 11 – 14:15 – Match Race seeding races (up to three fleet races)
April 12 – 14:15 – Match Race seeding races (up to three fleet races)
April 13 – 14:10 – AC500 Speed Trials plus Match Race seeding races (up to three fleet races)
April 14 – 14:10 – Match Race seeding plus Match Race Championship races
April 15 – 13:50 – AC500 Speed Trials plus Fleet Race Championship race (14:55 start)
Positano is one of the top ten for its beauty and charm. The pearl of the Amalfi Coast has had the prestigious awards by TripAdvisor, the most famous travel review website in the World, announcing the winners of the 2012 Traveller’s Choice Destination Beaches. Winners are selected on the basis of the most popular beach destinations for travelers from TripAdvisor.
Located in the middle of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is today a sophisticated tourist destination. Characterized by its Moorish architecture and the steep stairs that lead from the village to the beach, this picturesque town has long been a favorite destination for artists, musicians and writers. The two main beaches, Praia Grande and Fornillo, are both within walking distance, the others are achieved mainly by sea. Easy reachable Capri and Ischia for a day trip .
We are surely agreed with The Tripadvisor travellers’ choice and we invite you to visit Positano without missing, also, others amazing spots on the Amalfi Coast, which would deserve the same award for them uniqueness!
Read below the newspaper’s report:
Getting the timing right for Capri, Italy!!
Europe’s favorite island getaway is swarmed in July and August. But May and September are great months to enjoy its winding cobblestone streets and rocky beaches.
“Don’t go there,” a well-traveled friend said when I mentioned my plans to visit Capri, a sunny island off southern Italy. Why? “You’re not going to want to come home,” he said.
I laughed. My friend, a know-it-all author, loves to give advice. I didn’t need it; I already knew I would fall in love with Capri. It’s been one of Europe’s favorite island getaway for more than 2,000 years, enthralling a cast of characters ranging from Roman emperors to 21st century luminaries and A-listers.
It was a honeymoon destination for Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis and his bride, Jacqueline Kennedy; a playground and movie set for screen goddesses Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren; a magnet for artists and writers such as Graham Greene and W. Somerset Maugham. Today’s see-and-be-seen crowd includes Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts and supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Every year, nearly a quarter-million vacationers join the glitterati, squeezing onto the 2-by-4-mile island, mostly in July and August. So many people pack Capri’s winding cobblestone streets and rocky beaches each summer that some travel guides, such as Fodor’s and Rick Steves, dismiss it.
But there is a way to avoid the madness: See it in May or September.
My trip in May qualified as a celebration of sorts: A friend was making merry at the end of lengthy divorce proceedings. She invited four friends to accompany her, all of whom left husbands or boyfriends and kids at home for a two-week getaway. My time (and budget) were limited, so I dropped in and out of the trip, joining them for the Capri segment.
My trip to get here was so convoluted I sometimes wondered whether I would make it. My itinerary took me from Los Angeles to Rome by air, to Naples by train, to the Amalfi Coast village of Positano by hired car and finally to Capri by hydrofoil. As I sped across the water I decided that, on my next trip, I would skip all the sightseeing, fly directly to Naples and jump on the ferry for the 40-minute ride.
The island appeared on the horizon as a stark mass of limestone rising out of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Villas perched precariously on hillsides and fishing boats bobbed on the waves. I couldn’t see the island’s iconic towering rocks, called faraglioni, from the direction we approached, although later that day I would see them from the land.
The ferry docked at the scruffy port city of Marina Grande, which most tourists exit quickly to ascend to the hilltop village of Capri Town, where the über-chic can be found lolling by pools at private villas or expensive hotels, flashing their platinum cards at chichi shops or sipping limoncello, southern Italy’s signature beverage, at outdoor cafes.
Day-trippers swarm Capri and I’d expected to be surrounded by crowds when I stepped off the funicular at the Piazzetta, Capri Town’s small, beautiful plaza.
I was, indeed, surrounded, but not by a crowd of tourists.
I suddenly had become part of a wedding party. Someone handed me rice as a bride and groom emerged from the Baroque church Santo Stefano and skipped hand-in-hand
Down a flight of steps toward me.
What a welcome. I had expected a teeming mass of tourists but felt instead as though I’d parachuted into a gracious Italian village.
At its heart, that’s what Capri is during much of the year. The season runs from May 1 through Sept. 30; many hotels and restaurants are closed the rest of the year. Off-season, the island belongs to the Caprisians.
The off-season may not appeal to some because of rain and wind. But in May, June and September, beautiful weather prevails, and travelers who arrive during those months miss the hordes.
Before I took the sea tour, I wanted to see the island by land. I didn’t want to spend much time at high-end boutiques; there were dramatic views, graceful gardens, bright flowers and historic ruins to see. Because cars are banned in the main city, we walked everywhere, through island’s history and characteristics as we strolled.
Finally to Anacapri, which caters mainly to tourists but offers a more casual face to visitors and has its own attractions.
At the top of the list sits Villa San Michele, home to gracious gardens and spectacular panoramic views of Capri’s coastline, the Sorrentine Peninsula and Mt. Vesuvius. The complex, on a ledge about 1,000 feet above the sea, was built on the ruins of an ancient chapel around the turn of the 20th century.
Then the Mt. Solaro, at the summit of the island. We could hike up the hill, a 90-minute walk, or take a chairlift, which makes the trip in 12 minutes. After two days of walking the hilly, cobblestone paths of Capri, I voted for the chairlift. Suspended from its lofty swinging seat, I could see the island’s rural charm: sweetly scented lemon groves, sun-bleached stucco farmhouses and banks of brilliantly colored bougainvillea.
Capri’s rural areas are the main allure for some visitors to the island, who come to hike and commune with nature instead of hitting the shops. Miles of ancient trails crisscross the countryside, stone pathways that are marked by the wear of 2,000 years of foot traffic. Smart travelers hike these charming, lonely trails from 11 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. each day while day-trippers swarm the island and clog the streets of Capri Town and Anacapri.
Another way to while away those hectic hours: See the island from the sea. My friends and I did just that, on the gozzo, a classic wooden boat used for lounging and sightseeing along the coast.
Our first stop was the Blue Grotto, a sea cave known for its ethereal blue light. The cave, Capri’s best-known attraction, has a low, narrow entryway and can be accessed only from the water. To enter, we transferred from the gozzo to small rowboats. The boatman told us to lie on the floorboards.
When the tide was right, he hunched down in the boat too and maneuvered it through a cleft in the rocks on an incoming wave. We flew through the low opening and entered a new dimension where a shaft of sunlight streaming through the cave entrance flooded the grotto with brilliant blue light.
We spent about 10 minutes in the cave, looking into its silvery waters and listening to our boatman sing an echoing version of “O Sole Mio.” Then he cautioned us once again to lie on the floorboards to avoid smashing into the cave wall as we exited the grotto on a retreating wave. Touristy but fun and exciting too.
Then it was back to the gozzo for a half-day cruise around the island. The din of Capri Town faded as we swam in sea caves, lounged on the boat’s deck, spotted mountain goats clinging to the hillside and marveled over spectacular views and scenery.
Yes, my friend the author had a point, I thought, as I drifted under a blue sky. Capri’s rugged seascapes, chichi piazzas, cool cafés and charming countryside had cast their spell.
Home? Perish the thought.
reporting from Capri, Italy— By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2012