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This lovely 'small' beach just a ten minute walk from the centre of town is a lovely mix of Mediterranean sunshine, service, blue seas and good food. Sublime
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Vico Due Porte a Toledo, 39/40, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

In Pignasecca, I found another of Naples’ artisans of elegance: Mario Talarico. Talarico sat at a 200-year-old worktable, fashioning a gnarled piece of wood into a shaft over which an umbrella mechanism would smoothly slide. “I grew up in this...

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Via Cristoforo Colombo, 137, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Stores specializing in hand-painted ceramics are all over the Amalfi Coast. At this family-run outlet in Positano, I picked up some small limoncello glasses and egg cups for friends. The store will happily ship large platters and vases back to the...
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Via Cristoforo Colombo, 45, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
Once the bayside palazzo of a shipping magnate, the recently restored Romeo juxtaposes antique and modern art in a world-class collection. Fabrics, serving pieces, and porcelain by Hermes, Andree Putman, and J.L. Coquet complement the Kenzo Tange–...
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80061 Marina di Puolo NA, Italy
My husband, our two daughters, and I rented a small boat with captain for the day to motor from Sorrento to Amalfi and back. We stopped in Amalfi for about an hour to do a bit of shopping including for ingredients for a picnic lunch. We got back...
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Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Tasting menu, wine pairings, spotless service, and sunset views. All the perfect ingredients for an extraordinary culinary experience. Reasonably priced for the quality, and a well deserved spot on the list of Michelin star restaurants.
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80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Chanteclers Trattoria Via S.M. della Pieta, 38 80067 Sorrento- This place had delicious, traditional, fresh food and friendly service at very inexpensive prices. It is a small family run business. Luigi's grandmother originally bought the building...
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Via S. Pasquale, 51, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy
“It’s not just the spectacular view or the bar’s perfectly executed Aperol spritz cocktail that makes this hotel so special,” says Nancy Silverton, chef at Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles. “It’s the attentive but not overbearing staff. You probably...
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Centro Direzionale Isola E7, 80143 Napoli NA, Italy
As someone who is always looking for a chocolate stores while traveling to different places, I was thrilled to find Gay Odin. I’ve been eating good chocolates in different places in the world but Gay Odin is by far, the BEST chocolate I’ve ever...
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Via Francesco Caracciolo, Napoli NA, Italy
Via Caracciolo is one of the most beautiful and panoramic streets in the world. It has recently been made carfree, so pedestrians can enjoy walking, running, biking and skating nearby the sea. Grab your best shoes and walk from the majestic Castel...
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80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Olive oil is the life blood of Italy as if it flows through the rivers and roads throughout the entire country. If you get the chance, stop by an olive oil factory and see how it's done. During pressing season each fall, barrels filled with...
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80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Sorrento is a seaside town in southern Italy and about half an hour by car or train from the city of Naples. Neighbouring attractions include Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, the Amalfi coast as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia in the Bay of...
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Via Matteotti, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
When I go to Capri for a day trip I wake up thinking about this drink. When we are staying in Capri I sometime have one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Made to order with freshly squeezed orange juice and tart, icy, lemon granita. You can...
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Southern Europe
You arrive at this perfect place and time stands still. Visiting the Amalfi Coast in the Fall is spectacular. Most of the time, tourists don't even realize there is so much more to see then coastal towns. As beautiful as they are, behind all that...
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Monte Solaro, 80071 Anacapri, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
The summit of Monte Solarno, the highest point in Capri is almost 2,000 feet high! You can choose to climb it or opt for the considerably easier chairlift. Along the ride and at the top, you will enjoy an incredible 360-degree...
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Piazza della Vittoria, 5, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
I stayed in Sorrento on the Sorrento Coast. They like you to know that it is the Sorrento Coast not the Amalfi Coast which is further south and around the corner. I stayed at the Bellevue Syrene overlooking the water. It was a sweet room. The...
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80071 Anacapri NA, Italy
Spectacular 360 degree view of Capri on top of Mount Solaro attainable by chair lift ride 589 meters above sea level. Takes your breath away...
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Via Camerelle, 10, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
All the perfumes, soaps, and candles sold at Carthusia are scented using flowers grown on the garden-covered island of Capri. The Gelsomini fragrance is the purest jasmine I've ever smelled in a bottle. The rich, milky soaps make your luggage...
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Via Amerigo Vespucci, 25, 80061 Massa Lubrense NA, Italy
From the fresh figs brought to the table immediately on our arrival to the al fresco oceanfront setting, everything about our late lunch at La Conca del Sogno was memorable. Did I mention you have to arrive here via boat? The pasta pomodoro, the...
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Piazza del Plebiscito, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
San Francesco di Paola Church is located in Piazza del Plebiscito, which is one of the largest squares in Naples. The Church was constructed as an imitation to the Pantheon in Roma and was built as a tribute to Napoleon. It is one of the elegant...
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Via Camerelle, 13, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
Since first reading about Capri as a teenager, I had dreamed about a shop like this. Crammed with hundreds of colorful tunics and beach coverups, Antica Sartoria makes it easy to leave with a bag stuffed full of gifts for oneself and friends back...
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Via S. Cesareo, 85, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
The art of marquetry--inlaid wood--is beautifully expressed in this shop that has been in the Gargiulo family for 35 years, following a Sorrento tradition that began in the 19th century. There is everything from elaborate jewelry boxes with velvet...
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Via Marino Occhio, 8, 80073 Capri NA, Italy
I wanted more than a day trip so I booked a room at La Minerva. Probably my favorite hotel that I have ever stayed in. It is a very small boutique hotel on Capri. The owners are friendly and give great advice. Everyone at the hotel wants you to be...
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Via La Fabbrica, 11, 80071 Anacapri NA, Italy
If you don't have a yacht, a friend in the mega rich circle, or the time to stay on the island of Capri a day trip is worth at least a short visit while in the South of Italy. Since you aren't staying on the island you will have to catch the last...
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Corso Umberto Iᵒ, 14, 84019 Vietri Sul Mare SA, Italy
We stayed in Vietri Sul Mare and we found Pub Sud Est in the local square. The service was nice, but the gnocchi and pizza were the best I've had in Italy. The gnocchi was simple and had a smokey flavor that made it irresistible. The Testus pizza...
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Via Posillipo, 80123 Napoli NA, Italy
After a dizzying van ride through streets as narrow as U.S. sidewalks and deafeningly abuzz with Vespas and constantly honking mini-cars, our driver stopped at this terrace for a quick photo op on our way out of town. The weather was cold, the...
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Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Napoli NA, Italy
This museum is probably the best one that you've never heard of (unfortunately). It has more Greco-Roman antiquities than I've seen in more well-known sites and its various treasures will keep you occupied while escaping summer's heat. Even if you...
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80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
I arrived in Sorrento on a hot Summer day. The sun was shining and the Bay of Naples sparkled under the clear blue sky. In the distance, I could see and Mt. Vesuvius on my right and to my left I could make out the Isle of Capri. After I checked...
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80077 Ischia, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
For a true, peaceful Italian get-away, head to Naples and take the ferry to Ischia to enjoy old style Italy. Go when the tourists have all gone home back to their real lives so that you can breath in the smells and enjoy the tranquility with the...
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Via Vergini, 19, 80137 Napoli NA, Italy
Walk along Via Vergini in one of the most frenetic districts in Naples and look for the amazing Palazzo dello Spagnolo. This historical palace was built in 1738 and the beautiful staircase is a gem of Neapolitan baroque. Just outside of the...
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Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
NAPLES, Italy - Mount Vesuvius, lies about six miles east of Naples, and is considered to be one of the world’s most famous landmarks for many reasons. First and foremost it is best known for having wiped out the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum...
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via Mezzatorre, 23, 80075 Forio d'Ischia NA, Italy
The island of Ischia, off Italy's Amalfi Coast has been famous for its thermal springs since ancient times. I come here to soak and indulge in rejuvenating mud treatments. Of the 300-plus spa hotels, the Mezzatorre, set on a secluded promontory,...
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Via S. Francesco, 1, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
Down this street down in Sorrento there was a wedding dresses store! I saw the most beautiful wedding dress in my whole life with the tuxedo next to it! I still can't forget it, what a loss I don't know how to draw! I would draw beauty. Three...
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Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
While traveling through Naples, Italy, a local friend took me to one of his favorite hidden spots: an ancient cavern containing the bones of thousands of poor people and those who succumbed to major epidemics. Locals believe that the skulls have...
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112, Vico Lungo del Gelso, 110, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
The quartieri spagnoli, though it really is the heart and soul of Naples, is a place where it’s hard to find a restaurant that stands out. Many are excellent and what distinguishes one from the other is usually a small price difference that pays...
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Capodichino Air Base, Via Le F. Ruffo - Capodichino, 0, 80144 Napoli NA, Italy
A magical tiny store which operates as a hospital for dolls from all over the world. I was fortunate to meet Titiana Grassi, a 4th generation in the family business, which was established in 1890. The founder, Luigi Grassi, was making marionettes...
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Via Alabardieri, 38, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy
A children's store in Naples. These were featured in their window.
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80045 Pompeii, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
We were offered the chance to visit Pompeii or Herculaneum when we docked at Sorrento. People rave about Pompeii because it's absolutely huge and gives you a great sense of just how sophisticated Roman civilisation was. Herculaneum, by contrast,...