[caption id="attachment_2607" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Overlooking the sea from the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer[/caption] Following a twisty, narrow road down from the center of Ravello, you'll find the striking Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer. I enjoy its gleaming white curves and especially the piazzale with a sweeping view of the...

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[caption id="attachment_2558" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Peeking through to the Annunziata church in Ravello[/caption] There is a staircase I follow often to visit family that leads from the main piazza of Ravello, through and under the Villa Rufulo and past two churches. The first church is the much...

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[caption id="attachment_2545" align="aligncenter" width="650"] A view of Mt. Vesuvius from Chiunzi Pass[/caption] From the Amalfi Coast there are a few ways to reach Naples, but from Amalfi the quickest and easiest is via the Valico di Chiunzi, a pass across the Lattari mountains connecting the Amalfi...

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[caption id="attachment_2533" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Amalfi and the sea as depicted in a hand-painted ceramic scene on the Ristorante Lido Azzurro in Amalfi[/caption] The people of Amalfi have always had a strong connection to the sea. Not just because of the town's geographic setting, but because of...

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[caption id="attachment_2478" align="aligncenter" width="650" caption="Ever wonder how Capo d'Orso between Maiori and Erchie got its name? Let's ask this fellow."][/caption] Just between Maiori and the little village of Erchie the Amalfi coastline juts out into the sea and comes to a cape called Capo d'Orso. The...

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