[caption id="attachment_1997" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Prickly chestnuts growing in Tramonti"][/caption] Weekends in August are generally a time to avoid the beach on the Amalfi Coast. Crisi or no crisi, I swear half of Italy is on the beach in Amalfi this time of year. With hotter than...

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[caption id="attachment_1529" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="On the road from Naples to the Amalfi Coast"][/caption] Earlier this week I arrived back home in Italy at Naples' Capodichino airport, the closest airport to the Amalfi Coast. Anyone who has driven on the autostrada through Naples knows that the stress...

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