Posts about campania

Gossip Centre, Positano, Italy

One of my favourite memories of the whole holiday was sitting at the bus stop on our way back up from the beach, after dinner. The hill up from the sea front, winding through narrow alleyways between shops and restaurants, is quite steep and with the humid heat, it made sense to pause at the […]

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Back from the Amalfi Coast

My photos from Italy are coming online over the next few days at Flickr, where each image is accompanied by a small narrative. One of my favourite memories of the whole holiday was sitting at the bus stop on our way back up from the beach, after dinner. The hill up from the sea front, […]

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Restaurant view, Positano, Italy

The view from the table in our favoured restaurant for the week; a view through which moths batted, children ran, gulls flew, ships chugged and waves broke. I’ll post the link to their website this evening. Here you go: eng.lincanto.com/

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Changing Room, Positano, Italy

After our long journey and a shower to freshen up, we walked down through the pedestrianized lanes of the old town to the sea front, where we selected a quiet restaurant set a little way along the beach from where most of the tourist families had chosen to eat. The proprietor also had the concession […]

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Sandals, Positano, Italy

One of the more common sights in Positano are sandal shops, where local specialists offer to make unique, leather, made-to-measure pairs for you while you wait. (I read somewhere that one sandal maker here is the Jimmy Choo of the sandal world.) As the prices of even the pre-made ones in the display windows were […]

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Nearing Positano, Italy

We spent a fair amount of time on buses and coaches during our holiday; I seemed to spend most of my time standing in the footwell by the door, clinging on to the handrails to avoid toppling over onto people seated right in front of me. This journey was our welcome to the area, with […]

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Air, Sorrento, Italy

So, on to the bus to Positano. The SITA coach service winds from the main town of Sorrento along the awe-inspiring, famous corniche road above the Amalfi coast. Some have air conditioning, some don’t. We managed to find one without after our long, tiring journey. As soon as we got moving, pretty much every hand […]

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Bus Stop, Sorrento, Italy

On arrival in Sorrento, a half hour wait for the onward journey by coach to Positano, in the cool shade beneath a tree. Soaking up the beautiful colours of surrounding buildings, flowers and the mediterranean sky.

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Circumvesuviana, near Naples, Italy

Travelling from the city of Naples to the main town of Sorrento, en route to the Amalfi coastline past the looming bulk of Vesuvius. The train was reminiscent of older London Underground trains, travelling in dusty and rattly carriages with throngs of locals and tourists alike. The only air conditioning in the sweltering heat: an […]

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