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Capri – The Island Revisited

By at June 16, 2014 | 12:57 pm | 1 Comments


A Confederate hero, his book about Capri, and how its updated and amplified re-publication came about.

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Where to Shop in Positano

By at June 13, 2014 | 11:57 am | 1 Comments

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Positano is a shoppers paradise. Here are a few of Gillian’s favourite places to shop in Positano for handmade sandals, beachwear, ceramics, and more!

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Walking in Capri

By at May 20, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Tragara overlook : Capri : - 103

Walking in Capri in spring or fall, some routes are rugged with hundreds of narrow steps and some are easy strolls. All of them lead to breathtaking views.

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How to Get to the Amalfi Coast

By at April 15, 2014 | 10:01 am | 14 Comments

How to get to Positano :

By bus, ferry, and private driver, Gillian tells us how to get to Positano the Amalfi Coast from Naples and Rome.

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Procida: Picture Perfect

By at October 18, 2013 | 11:39 am | 0 Comment

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Procida lies low in the Gulf of Naples, much like a snoozing crocodile–immobile, so that one barely notices it. From the air, it looks like a Scotty dog.

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Ischia by Sea

By at June 11, 2013 | 2:23 pm | 2 Comments

Ischia By the Sea

As we pulled around the castello we could see Procida, Vivara and the whole Gulf of Napoli from a different perspective. Most impressive was Vesuvius which looked like it was rising in all its majesty right out of the water. Breathtaking is the only way to describe it.

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The Papermakers of Amalfi

By at May 20, 2013 | 10:28 am | 0 Comment


At the end of the trail is the Paper Museum. The Italians started the first steps toward the process of “industrializing” paper making by mechanizing many jobs once done by hand

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Procida: Good Friday

By at March 19, 2013 | 5:50 pm | 0 Comment


The plaintiff wail of a lone trumpet greets the dawn of Good Friday on Procida. It is followed by the slow, funereal drum beat signaling the start of a sacred procession recalling the Passion and death of Jesus Christ.

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Capri – Cool, Calm and Collected

By at November 20, 2012 | 5:25 pm | 0 Comment


If I told you there was a place near Naples where elephants, leopards and hippopotamuses once roamed, would you believe me? Well, these exotic animals lived happily and thrived, guess where? On Capri. How they got there is of course, a geologic story.

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Ischia – Mystery of the Thermal Waters

By at October 30, 2012 | 4:14 pm | 1 Comments


While waters have been used for therapeutic purposes for millennia, the question we, in our modern world must ask is “Do those waters actually have any real therapeutic benefits, or is any benefit, perceived or real, the result of a placebo effect?”

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