Special Announcement: I’m Writing an Amalfi Coast Guidebook!

It’s been a little quiet around Ciao Amalfi since earlier this year. For those of you who are regular readers, you may have already spotted the reason why on Instagram or my other social media accounts. I have been wanting to write an update for months, but have been (and still am!) so busy that time feels like it is speeding by. What has kept me so busy is a very exciting new project. I’m writing a guidebook!
The book will be for Moon Travel Guides, a company that I love, and it will cover the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, and Naples area. It is an honor to have the chance to share so much about this place I love. It is also a massive project! Due to the seasonal nature of travel to the Amalfi Coast, the project has a pretty tight turn around. That’s good news for you since the book is scheduled to be out in the spring of 2019!


Beautiful Cetara on the Amalfi Coast

So while I work on the book this summer and autumn, I can’t promise I’ll be blogging as regularly as possible or able to respond to your lovely questions. I will try to share some moments from the research and writing process along the way here on Ciao Amalfi. You can also catch more of glimpse behind the scenes via my Instagram Stories, see daily photos on Twitter, or join in the community on Facebook.
Thank you to each and every one of you for following along on my journey here on the Amalfi Coast. This next chapter is going to be a thrilling one!


My One-Word Theme for 2018: CREATIVITY

For many years now, I’ve started the new year by choosing one word that encapsulates my goals and intentions for the year ahead. While there are a lot of people out there doing this, I think the idea was inspired some time ago by my friend Michelle over at Bleeding Espresso. I find with my attention focused on one idea that I carry with me throughout the year that it often has more impact than resolutions. Those can so often get left behind.
Last year my one-word them was CHANGE. Hoo-boy was it ever a year of change. Although, as the end of the year approached, I did have some doubts about having made positive progress with change over the course of the year. Let’s just say December arrived and taught me a thing or two about change. While all positive, it has felt an awful lot like a roller coaster. I don’t really like roller coasters. But I’ve gripped on extra tight to CHANGE and am going along for the ride to see what exciting new places it takes me. And just maybe I’ve thrown my hands up in the air and screamed in exhilaration a few times!

I can see that CHANGE is still in full swing in my life and will certainly be carrying over to 2018. At times I thought maybe I was looking at a two year theme. But I had a sneaky suspicion another word would arrive. For me these one-word themes always come rather unexpectedly. When they do you just know it’s right. Just when I thought I had settled on another word, this year’s one-word theme arrived a couple of weeks ago and made itself right at home. CREATIVITY.


Ahh … now that just feels right. Much of the change in 2017 was shifting situations in to make space for bringing more creativity into my life. While, yes, it’s true that there’s already a great deal of creativity in my life, what has been missing is the space to pursue new creative projects. From the home remodel project we’re about to start in Amalfi to spending more time with photography and some possible projects I can’t quite share with you yet, this is going to be an exciting year full of CREATIVITY!

Do you have a one-word theme for the year? Please do share it below in the comments. I’d love to hear how you’re envisioning your 2018!


Giveaway to Celebrate the New Ciao Amalfi!



To celebrate the launch of the new Ciao Amalfi website, I’ve done a little bit of shopping in Amalfi for one lucky winner! I picked out some of my favorite things from Amalfi, including a beach towel embroidered with “Amalfi,” a book with beautiful walks through town, a fun bag with an anchor designed in Amalfi and some handmade paper and colorful bookmark from my favorite paper shop in Amalfi. Since there are Amalfi Coast enthusiasts around the world, I am willing to ship this prize anywhere! To enter, all you have to do is sign up to receive the Ciao Amalfi Newsletter. Sign up by clicking here.*


  • Cotton beach towel with “Amalfi” embroidered text
  • Lightweight Amalfi bag with anchor design
  • Strolling Through Amalfi book
  • Set of handmade paper from Amalfi
  • Amalfi bookmark





  1. Contest open worldwide.
  2. One entry per person.
  3. To enter sign up to receive the Ciao Amalfi Newsletter by clicking here.
  4. Contest open until July 31, 2016 at midnight (Italy time).
  5. Winner will be randomly selected on August 1, 2016 and contacted via email.
  6. Announcement will be made on Ciao Amalfi social media channels once winner is contacted.


 *If you’re already signed up for the Ciao Amalfi Newsletter you are automatically entered to win the giveaway!


Welcome to the New Ciao Amalfi!



Welcome to the newly designed Ciao Amalfi website! The new look has been several months in the making, and I hope you will enjoy the new photos, features and design. If you’ve been reading Ciao Amalfi for awhile now, you will notice a big change. But don’t worry … all that you love about Ciao Amalfi is still here! The new design possibilities mean that I can bring you even more from the Amalfi Coast in the future! Stay tuned for tons of useful travel inspiration coming soon on the Amalfi Coast Travel page. Lots of exciting projects in the works! In the meantime, you can keep up with all the latest news here on the Ciao Amalfi Blog or by signing up for my newsletter.


– Grazie –


The new look here at Ciao Amalfi never could have happened without the creativity and dedicated help of my dear friend Hannah from French Californian and her super kind (and techie!) husband Erik. A huge thank you for all your wonderful help! And tanti grazie to Carla Coulson, who has been a lovely mentor – and always an inspiration!