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How to Get to the Amalfi Coast

By at April 15, 2014 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment

How to get to Positano : www.gillianslists.com

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

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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

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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

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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 | 0 Comment

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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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Ischia – The Fountain of Youth

By at October 9, 2012 | 4:22 pm | 0 Comment

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We are not the only ones seeking youth. In fact, the idea of a fountain of youth has always roused man’s imagination, even in ancient times. And guess what? Ancient man found it. And guess what? It was volcanic. And guess where it was? Ischia.

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Ischia – Geologic Wonderland

By at September 25, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 2 Comments

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The non-stop volcanic activity transformed Ischia into a geologic wonderland. Whether it was the birth of a new volcano where a peaceful bay once lay, lava and cinders exploding out of fiery craters, gases hissing out of vents, or the entire island being submerged and then violently pushed up out of the sea.

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Ischia – Growing Up Is Hard To Do

By at September 11, 2012 | 9:03 am | 0 Comment

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It was also a colicky baby: bubbling, boiling, churning and spewing. And then, when all this turbulent activity stopped in 1302, it calmed down, became lush and fertile, the thermal waters and mud gently bubbled up from the ground and the island was transformed into paradise.

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