Italy from Bottom to Top: The Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

A small town on the Amalfi Coast, with a light rain on the roofs of the  buildings built into the sides of the cliff, is enough to put every nerve in my body at ease. Sections of the Amalfi Coast are microclimates, thanks to the sheer rises and falls in altitude, producing gigantic waterfalls and caves filled with stalactites. After a 7-hour hike , it’s time to relax. I used to enjoy sitting by ... Read Full Article

Italy from Bottom to Top: Visiting Salerno and Paestum

The Beach

I’m taking a SITA bus along the Amalfi Coast. If you’ve ever taken this nerve-racking trip, you know it’s a roller coaster ride. Every time we go around a corner we swing well into the other lane of traffic, and the driver’s blowing his horn frantically. A year ago I actually had to walk the road along the Amalfi Coast in the middle of the night. I’d waited for a bus that was two hours late, and ... Read Full Article

Insider’s Guide to Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Museo della Carta- Amalfi

  Italy's Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in all of Europe. The essence of its former glory is rife as you traverse the coastal road, it’s seaside villages, and strikingly romantic vistas. The medieval town Amalfi remains the heart of the coast, a once affluent maritime hub and centre of International trade. With busy merchant routes from the ... Read Full Article

Hiking Italy’s Amalfi Coast

View from the trail

  Every time I travel to the Amalfi Coast I am swept away by its beautiful beaches, its incredible seafood, and the kindness of the people who live in houses built into the sheer cliffs.But it was only on my last trip that I discovered a plethora of hiking trails. The trails wind back through gullies and reveal the incredible tropical micro-climate that, if anything, reminds me of the Na ... Read Full Article

White Knuckled Ride to the Place with no Horizon: the Amalfi Coast


Dodging cars, trucks and vespas along precarious one-lane hairpin bends, the bus ride along Italy's Amalfi Coast brings new meaning to the term ‘white-knuckled’. But the mad traffic isn’t the only thing that’ll take your breath away. Mountain peaks loom over dramatic cliffs, embedded with Byzantine-era fishing towns and tucked away beaches.  Under romantic Italian sea haze and pastel skies ... Read Full Article

Take a Northern Italy Vacation

Milan Cathedral from Piazza del Duomo

Northern Italy encompasses the regions of Liguria, Valle d' Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Fruili. This vast area includes the Italian Alps and Dolomites, the glorious Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, the Italian Riviera and mysterious and magical Venice. Aside from Venice , Liguria and the lakes area, this part of Italy is still undiscovered by tourists. Until the 2006 ... Read Full Article