Capri: Live from the Monte Solaro Chair-lift!

Capri Monte Solaro Chairlift

The ride up from Anacapri is open to the elements but it’s a real thrill with great views! The chair-lift up to Monte Solaro from Anacapri is an exciting and exhilarating ride – provided the weather is good! There are great views on the way up (and down) and tremendous panoramas of the Faraglioni Rocks […]

Positano: Live from Spiaggia Grande Beach

Positano Spiaggia Grande

The Amalfi Coast – colourful houses cascading down the cliffs – it has to be Positano Positano on the Amalfi Coast has a great reputation but does it live up to the hype? Tony and Helen Page discover colourful houses cascading down the cliffs, brown bodies lazing on the beach, unexpectedly cheap shopping and plenty […]

A Sweltering Stay at the Hotel Aquila Bianca in Orvieto

Hotel Aquila

Hotel Aquila Bianca in Orvieto has Great Location but the Air-conditioning Was Ineffective: For a central hotel in the historical heart of Orvieto, you can’t complain about the Hotel Aquila Bianca. Located in Piazza della Repubblica, the hotel is within easy reach of shops and restaurants and the Orvieto Cathedral is just a 7-minute walk […]

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 […]