Spotting a destination wedding in Ravello's piazza
With San Valentino just around the corner, romance is definitely in the air. The Amalfi Coast is one of the top travel destinations for romance in Italy – popular for engagements, destination weddings, honeymoons and special anniversary celebrations. As a romantic at heart, I would love to share some of the places on the Amalfi Coast that would make a magical backdrop for a wedding proposal. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for some romantic travel inspiration, so here are some of my favorite romantic spots on the Amalfi Coast.
Terrace of Infinity at . . . → Read More: Where to Propose on the Amalfi Coast
Small boat that goes to the Da Adolfo restaurant
While I never need an excuse to hop on a boat and head to Positano, what lured me there on a stunning October day last weekend was an invitation from Eleonora from Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino to join her at Positano’s Laurito beach for the afternoon. Eleonora had already tempted me to discover this secluded and tiny beach near Positano in an article she wrote about the Laurito Beach over at The Travel Belles. Peaceful, local and gorgeous – the best of the Amalfi Coast!
On the way to the tiny Laurito . . . → Read More: Positano’s Laurito Beach
While clearing the breakfast dishes from the kitchen table yesterday morning, I heard on the news that this September was the warmest recorded in Italy in last 150 years. Looking out the window at a slice of vivid blue sea sparkling in the sunshine, I thought that was just about the nicest way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy that I’d heard of so far this year. By the first of October, we’ve usually changed to our autumn wardrobe and are waking up to a chilly house in the mornings. Fortunately, this year the warmest September in 150 years has . . . → Read More: The First of October in Positano
Do you see him?
One day I was having lunch on my own in Ravello, or at least I thought I was having lunch on my own. I looked up from the table to see along the top of the mountains the face of a man with a bulbous nose and prominent chin. I’ve heard locals point out several faces in the outline of the mountains above Maiori. For me, this is the Old Man of the Mountain sleeping above Maiori. Although he slumbers, he’s pretty good lunch company seeing as he always brings a smile to my face.
Old man . . . → Read More: Old Man of the Mountain
I’ve just finished reading a delicious book, with a story so good that it lingers in my thoughts and I don’t want to let it go. I picked up The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore on a whim in the Omaha airport last March, when my carry on was already loaded down with too many books. I had heard rave reviews of her writing style from my mother, and I reasoned there was always room to squeeze just one more book into my bag.
On another whim last weekend, I tossed the book into my beach bag before heading out to Positano. . . . → Read More: Book Review | The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore