Tempting Tuesday: Summer Yellows on the Amalfi Coast


It’s cold. It’s officially cold, and I’m not ready for it yet. For a few days it felt like we skipped right past autumn to winter. That’s no good! Temperatures across Italy have been well below the seasonal norm this past week as a nasty cold front swooped down from Russia. This has sent me back to my summer pictures with pleasure! Just looking at the vivid yellow and bright sunny days warmed me up inside. Here are some yellow-themed moments from life on the Amalfi Coast this summer  . . .



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Broke Garden

Broke lounging in the early summer sun



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Church Sorrento

Can’t do yellow without including the bright yellow Baroque facade and atrium on the Chiesa della Madonna del Carmine that sits right on Sorrento’s Piazza Tasso. It always makes me smile!



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Crosswalk

If you look in the Italian pictionary under “fruitless endeavor,” this is the image you’ll see.



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Ravello Festival

Ravello was covered with beautiful pansies in early spring.



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Yellow Dress

This could have gone with pinks last week, but I love how the yellow dress at the end just jumps out!



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog San Michele Anacapri

Pale yellow and white interior of the Chiesa Monumentale di San Michele in Anacapri



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Wild Snapdragons

Wild Snapdragons, Scala



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog View Villa Rufolo

View looking toward Salerno from the Villa Rufolo, Ravello.



Stop back by next week for the final color themed summer photo post!



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The Food Hunter Explores Praiano


fruit-basket-smallImage from the Food Hunter’s Guide


Earlier this month, The Food Hunter from the Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine was on vacation here on the Amalfi Coast. The home base for  their stay was the town of Praiano, just east of Positano. Praiano is a great choice for visiting the Amalfi Coast if you’re looking for a small hotel or apartment to rent, because it is small town that is relatively free of the tourist feel of the more popular destinations. I love it when fellow bloggers visit this area, because I get to see and hear about their vacations on the Amalfi Coast. In the case of the Food Hunter, it was an especially tasty treat, as they shared about their shopping and cooking adventures during their stay. Head on over to the Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine to read about Cooking in Praiano Highlights and their daily walks to the market at Cooking and Climbing in Praiano. I love the videos!


cheese_small (2) Image from the Food Hunter’s Guide


While you’re there, don’t miss the post on their Sorrento Cheese Factory Tour about visiting Caseificio Michelangelo. I know where I want to visit now to learn more about the process of making the cheeses the Campania regions is so famous for, including mozzarella, provolone, ricotta and more. Many thanks to the Food Hunter for sharing memories and stories from your vacation on the Amalfi Coast. Come back again soon!

Sunday Shout-out: WhyGo Italy


Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica, the the extremely knowledgeable Italy expert from WhyGo Italy. She popped down to Naples during her recent trip to Italy, and we spent part of a very lovely day exploring the streets of Sorrento and enjoying lunch together. We chatted while walking up and down the lively streets, admiring the local Italian male fashion statements, the beautiful fruit stands, and the quiet streets. The day certainly went far too quickly for me!

3607949224_47a679e409 Sorrento street musicians – Photo by Jessica at WhyGo Italy

If you haven’t already discovered this great Italy website, be sure to head over to WhyGo Italy and peruse Jessica’s informative and fun articles and travel guides. For those of you planning a first trip to Naples, or anyone who loves the city, don’t miss Jessica’s recent articles on her trip to Naples, including:

2 Reasons I Liked Naples Instantly

How I Fell in Love with Naples

Things to Do in Naples

Weird & Wonderful Naples

How to Get from Naples to Sorrento

naples2 by  Jessica at WhyGo Italy Street in Naples – Photo by Jessica at WhyGo Italy

The photos in this post are all by Jessica, and as you can see she is a fabulous photographer with a great eye for catching very Italian moments of life. Be sure to check out the photo albums online while you are exploring WhyGo Italy. If you need an excuse for why to go to Italy, Jessica’s writing and beautiful photos will have you searching for plane tickets ASAP!

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The Streets of Sorrento


As a farewell from Campania for my new friend Karen from South of Rome, I want to share some photographs I took of the streets in Sorrento while I was there a couple of weeks ago enjoying the day with Karen and her lovely family and Jessica from the fabulous website WhyGo Italy. It was a mini-blogger meet up in Sorrento! We strolled around enjoying the nice weather, the colorful shop displays, poking our heads into churches here and there, and enjoying getting to know one another in person. We couldn’t have picked a nicer day to enjoy Sorrento!


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Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Sorrento Shoes



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Sorrento Streets


 Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Sorrento Streets1


You can read Karen’s fun and informative posts about her visit to the Amalfi Coast over at South of Rome, including our chance viewing of the Ave Maria procession in Amalfi, adventures riding the SITA bus on the Amalfi Coast, and her visit to Santa Croce (my favorite beach!) I send my warmest wishes to Karen and her family for safe travels to their new destination and for the next adventures life sends their way. We will miss you here in Campania and look forward to when you come back to visit soon!


Abbracci e buon viaggio!!

In bocca al lupo . . . good luck!!

Sorrento Travel Guide on ItalyItalia.com

Image ItalyItalia.com

After receiving such good feedback last week on my ItalyItalia.com post, I wanted to share with you all my new Sorrento Travel Guide on ItalyItalia.com. Head on over to read about the origins of the heavenly Delizia al Limone dessert and some of my favorite sights in this beautiful city. Coming up next will be a Travel Guide for Naples and then a highlight piece on the Duomo of Amalfi. Enjoy!

Note: As you may have noticed, I have been making some layout changes to Ciao Amalfi over the past two days. This will be continuing over the next week, and I apologize in advance if you visit and find things a bit wonky or can’t locate something while I am making changes. By this time next week I will have a better layout for my blogroll, webcams, and other fun Amalfi Coast links. Stay tuned & thank you for your patience!