Posts about costiera amalfitana

Limoncello, Capri, Italy

Limoncello is a lemon liqueur produced in Southern Italy, mainly in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi and islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri, but also in Sicily, Sardinia, Menton in France and the Maltese island of Gozo. It is made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water, […]

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Palm, Capri, Italy

Blue and white pottery features all over the region: not just for sale, but also in decorative form on houses and public buildings. The blue represents the sky and sea and yellow, the lemons for which the region is famous.

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La Casa Rossa, Anacapri, Italy

The Casa Rossa, painted in Pompeian Red features a number of architectural styles, with mullioned and laced windows, and an entrance gate through which one can glimpse the square tower and porticoed courtyard. The house belonged to the American John cay H-MacKowen, who arrived in Italy after the American civil war and resided on the […]

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Post Office, Anacapri, Italy

Some areas just off the beaten tourist trails are less well-maintained than others. This is a local post office in a quieter area of Anacapri.

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University Building, Anacapri, Italy

We chose to avoid the main tourist trail through the centre of Anacapri and struck off on our own, through quiet back lanes. We came across this lovely garden and path, belonging to an outpost of Naples university, and envied the shade.

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Casa la Reginella, Positano, Italy

Our home for the week, a first floor room looking eastward along the Amalfi coast. The blue tiles were welcome after long, hot days, as they remained cool to the touch. The air conditioning unit in the room was also very welcome, though it my have contributed to a slight cold I had when we […]

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Bit Bumpy, Li Galli, Italy

The high speed boat from Positano to Capri was running despite choppy seas and the half-hour trip was very bumpy. The cabin was full and despite the rough ride, with plenty of spray, no-one on the way there was looking green. In the background of this shot, two of the Li Galli islands, whose vicious […]

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After Sunset, Positano, Italy

The main part of the town, on a steep south-east-facing slope. Our hotel for the week was about two-thirds of the way up the hill, ensuring plenty of healthy walking up from the beach each evening.

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Positano, Italy

A night-time view of the upper town, from the main road leading to our hotel. Best viewed large (contacts only).

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Fornillo Beach Day I, Positano, Italy

Our friendly hotel manager recommended that we save some money and go to the smaller beach in Positano, along a short cliff path. We took his advice and had a lovely afternoon in the sun and the sea. Strobist info: one remote strobe fired with a Cactus trigger, on the floor to the right of […]

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Fornillo Beach Day III, Positano, Italy

One of the benefits of going to the less well-known beach early in the season was that we had plenty of space and a range of sun loungers from which to choose. We were outdone on the tanning stakes by an older man, who spent the afternoon in the full glare of the sun and […]

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Fornillo Beach Day IV, Positano, Italy

Though the heat in the sun was bearable, the dark shingle and sand of the beach was so hot, that footwear was essential. I forgot at one stage and singed the soles of my feet, making them tingle for the rest of the afternoon.

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Fornillo Beach Day, Positano, Italy

Another special moment of the holiday: Jo’s first time in the Mediterranean. An unusual experience, to swim in warm sea water, when your previous experience is the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.

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