The fashionable Isle of Capri is a short distance from the Sorrento coast and perhaps the most famous of all the islands that lie off this shore.
Capri is reached by ferry and on arrival you can get to the town centre either by coach or funicular... continue reading
Dotted with small, picturesque settlements clinging giddily to steep, rocky cliffs on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the Sorrento and Amalfi Coastal Drives are spectacular coastal roads offering fantastic panoramic views across the Napoli and Salerno bays... . continue reading
A city with 2.800 years of history on her shoulders, not just commons senses, a melting pot of civilizations, from the Greeks to the Romans, from Spanish to French, a stunning city which will give you long lasting memories... continue reading
Dotted with small, picturesque settlements clinging giddily to steep, rocky cliffs on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the ‘Amalfi Coastal Drive’ is a spectacular coastal road offering fantastic panoramic views.Amalfi, the largest town, has winding alleyways and many buildings in the town have terraces with lemon trees as well as grape and olive vines. In addition to the precipitous coastline and the attractive settlements, you just cannot miss the fascinating limestone scenery.
It is situated at the mouth of the Valley of the Mills, with its characteristic groups of houses clinging to the rocks and overlooking the sea. It is a maze of narrow alleyways comprised of archways, portals and ancient towers that stand guard over the town.The town’s origins date back to the IVth century. During late medieval times Amalfi became an independent Maritime Republic, rich and opulent due to intense trade and cultural exchanges with the Arab and Byzantine world. The city was renowned for its trade and diplomatic relations throughout the Mediteranean, Flavio Gioia’s invention and development of the marine compass and the “Amalfitan Tables”, the first maritime legal code. It was also during this time that Amalfi’s mills began to produce paper as opposed to pergamon. The paper was used for all the official acts and documents of the Court of the Dukedom of Naples.
Amalfi’s own particular variety of lemon “the Sfusato Amalfitano” crossed the borders of Europe and was exported throughout the world.
The architectural and artistic values of its monuments and historical buildings, the undescribable beauty of its landscapes, its folklore and traditions have made, and still make to this day, Amalfi a place without comparison.
Ravello was founded by the Roman aristocracy and soon it became a very wealthy and powerful town between the X and the XIII century.
Ravello, like Amalfi, owed its prosperity to extensive commerce throughout the Mediterranean and to its strong textile industry (wool and cotton). The fall of Ravello's wealth and influence came with Ruggero II and the Normanni domination. This was furthered even more with the Pisani invasion in 1337 which deprived the entire Amalfi Coast of its independence and political power. The most famous architectures in Ravello are Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. These buildings perfectly represent the architectural style which is typical throughout the major centres found on the Amalfi Coast. With its luxurious hotels, culture, cuisine, and much more, Ravello has everything it requires to charm its many visitors.
Nerano is a charming fisherman's village. The name Nerano most likely is due to Tiberio Nerone the roman emperor who chose Capri as his favourite summer resort.
From the blue island the emperor sailed with his ships to the coast and struck by the beauty of Marina del Cantone decided to build another Villa in addition to his twelve ones in Capri.
From the emperor’s name derived “Neronianum” and therefore today’s name Nerano.
Nerano today is an important seaside resort and famous world – wide for the beauty of its coast, sea and underwater caves but also for the local food specialities like the famous spaghetti with zucchine.
About 30-40 minutes distance from Capri it's a must for food and wine lovers, from easy going restaurants along the shore to Michelin starred ones there is to satisfy even the most delicate taste.