About Laura Thayer

Writing, photography & tales from daily life on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, through the eyes of an American writer and art historian. Currently co-writing a novel with my mother, Sandra Thayer, set on the Amalfi Coast.

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I invite you to explore the pages of Ciao Amalfi to enjoy the beauty, history and traditions of the Amalfi Coast. Can't get enough of the Amalfi Coast? Me either! You can find Ciao Amalfi on Facebook and follow me on Twitter, too. Please email me directly for writing requests or just to say "Ciao!" While I love hearing from readers, please keep in mind that I may not be able to respond to all requests for information or travel planning help for the Amalfi Coast. Explore the archives of Ciao Amalfi for more travel tips and inspiration!
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Published Writing

Laura Thayer Published Writing Ciao Amalfi

Italia! Magazine

The UK’s Award-Winning Magazine About Italy – Italia! Magazine. Starting in April 2012, it is an honor for me to join the Italia! team as the new From Here to There columnist. For stories, photos and insight into daily life on the Amalfi Coast, you’ll find my column in the follow issues of this lovely magazine.

Italia! April 2012, Issue 89 – As Amalfi Wakes

Italia! May 2012, Issue 90 – The Ties that Bind

Italia! June 2012, Issue 91 – Twists & Turns of Life

Italia! July 2012, Issue 92 – Escape to the Beach

Paris Perfect & London Perfect

Since 2009, I have been contributing as a copywriter and blogger for Paris Perfect and London Perfect, a boutique vacation  rental agency specializing in beautiful apartments in Paris and London. Find out more about my travels and writing about Paris & London here.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guidebooks

Contributing writer for edits, pull-out map and fact checking for DK Eyewitness Travel Guide’s Naples & The Amalfi Coast (2011 edition) and Top 10 Naples & The Amalfi Coast (2010 edition).

Charming Italy

Since 2010, I have been contributing articles and photos on the region of Campania for Charming Italy. My articles are on some of my favorite topics, including Italian architecture, art, traditional recipes, culture, history and things to do in Naples, Sorrento, Ischia, Capri, Salerno, Caserta, Pompeii and destinations on the Amalfi Coast. Here are some of my favorite articles, but I invite you to visit the Charming Italy website to read more.

History, Treasures & Tradition at Amalfi’s Arsenale Museum

The Best Restaurants in Amalfi

Amalfi Coast: The Charming Village of Atrani

Medieval Splendor in Salerno’s Cathedral of San Matteo

Positano – Captivating Beauty on the Amalfi Coast

Things To Do in Naples: Santa Chiara Convent and Cloister

Alluring Blue: A Boat Tour Around Capri

Capri’s Church of Santo Stefano

The Island of Ischia: Beaches, Castles and Thermal Spas

Nerano – Untouched Natural Beauty on the Amalfi Coast

Guest Posts

Find my guest articles about the Amalfi Coast on these excellent blogs and websites:

2 Baci in a Pinon Tree ~ Authentic Italy on the Amalfi Coast

Bell’Avventura ~ Blog Stains – Dare to Be Different in Amalfi & Ravello

Bleeding Espresso ~ Gita Italiana 2010: Mountains & Sea – Between Two Worlds on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Fevered Mutterings ~ Why Laura Travels

Golden Days in Italy with Susan Van Allen ~ Golden Day Sixty-Five: Amalfi with Laura Thayer

Italofile ~ Five Favorite Things: The Amalfi Coast

My Bella Vita ~ Experiencing Italy: Windows on the Amalfi Coast

My Melange ~ France Travel Series: Meeting a Myth in Paris

Travel Feeder ~ Top 5 Photo Spots on the Amalfi Coast

Wanderlust Women Travel ~ City Guide to Amalfi, Italy

Wanderlust Women Travel ~ Sunday Soul Alone at Santa Croce Beach on Italy’s Amalfi Coast


Eye on Italy Podcast ~ Episode 18: The Amalfi Coast in Winter with Laura Thayer

The italyMONDO! Blog

It has been a pleasure to collaborate with italyMONDO! as a contributing blogger on Campania, Italian traditions and recipes and so much more. Here are a few of my favorite blog posts, but I invite you to visit the italyMONDO! Blog to find more!

In Search of the Undiscovered Amalfi Coast

italyMONDO!’s Introduction to Olive Oil

Welcoming … Laura Thayer


Visit the ItalyItalia website where you’ll find many articles I wrote on travel, history, culture and things to do in Campania.


More About Laura Thayer & Ciao Amalfi

Eye on Italy Podcast ~ Episode 18: The Amalfi Coast in Winter with Laura Thayer

Italia! Magazine December 2011, Issue 85 ~ My Italia! Feature on Laura Thayer

Browsing Rome ~ Beyond Rome with Laura on the Amalfi Coast

Expatify ~ Laura Thayer in Italy Expat Spotlight

italytutto ~ Behind the Blog – Laura from Ciao Amalfi