Suntan on the Ferry from Positano to Sorrento

Positano Ferries

Positano Ferries: Travel by Ferry from Positano to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast: When we visited Positano on a quick tour from Sorrento, we travelled by mini-bus. Our tour guide did not mention that we could easily return to Sorrento by ferry and so after a quick two-hour stay in Positano everyone went back to […]

Lunch at La Zagara – One of the Many Positano Restaurants

Positano Ristorante

La Zagara – A Restaurant With a Delicious-Looking Cakes but the Food and Service Disappointed: There are heaps of restaurants in Positano and our guide, whom we suspect is a bit of a dessert addict, suggested that La Zagara is a good place to take a break as it has the best cakes in town. […]

Shopping in Positano

Shopping in Positano

Positano’s Colourful Shops Break Down Even the Strongest Wills: The streets of Positano may be steep and full of steps, but they are also lined with all kinds of inviting shops that are hard to resist. Whether you’re arriving by bus at the top of the town or by ferry, you’ll soon come into contact […]

How to Get to Positano

Positano cruises

How to Get to Positano by Bus, Ferry and Road: Positano is a very popular tourist destination and each year thousands of visitors come to Positano and the Amalfi Coast during the summer vacations.  The bus and ferry are the two most convenient transportation means although there are other ways to reach Positano. By Air […]

Positano is Picturesque, Romantic and Positively Charming

Amalfi Coast

The Picturesque and Popular Town of Positano is a Gateway to the Amalfi Coast: Positano is one of the gateways to the Amalfi Coast region (Costiera Amalfitana), reputed to be one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in Italy. It also has a reputation as the playground of the rich and famous. With books, films […]

Pienza Duomo – Built for Pope Pius II’s Renaissance City

Pope Pius II

Pienza Duomo was one of the Monuments that make up Pius II’s Renaissance City: On one side of the Piazza Pio II, the main square in Pienza, sits the Pienza Duomo (or Cattedrale dell’Assunta), one of the Renaissance monuments that make up Pope Pius II’s ideal Renaissance city. Architect Bernardo Rossellino who was charged with […]

Shopping in Pienza was a Pleasant Surprise

Pienza Shopping

There’s More to Pienza Shopping than Just Pecorino Cheese: Pienza, we were told, is famous for its pecorino cheese, but apart from this cheesy bit of intelligence, we had no expectations of doing any shopping when we paid a visit to this Tuscan hill town. We arrived at 9:30 in the morning and the place […]

Pienza – The Town that Pope Pius II Built

Pienza Historical Centre

Pienza Was Pope Pius II’s Idea of the Perfect City: From our base in the spa town of Chianciano Terme, we took an excursion to Pienza, a small town in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany. Pienza was Pope Pius II’s idea of the perfect Renaissance city and it is also famous for its pecorino cheeses. […]

Galleria dell’Accademia – Home to Michelangelo’s David

Florence Accademia

The Star Attraction at the Galleria dell’Accademia is Michelangelo’s David: For most visitors to Florence, the star attraction of the Galleria dell’Accademia is Michelangelo’s David, a representation of the Biblical hero who took on Goliath and killed the fearsome giant with his sling. The Galleria dell’Accademia is a part of the Accademia di Belle Arti […]