Three favorite summer drinks from Positano

Just a few pictures of refreshing summer drinks from the Amalfi Coast. I start with latte alle mandorle – almond milk. These drinks I really love are all home-made, but there are pastry stores and alimentari (groceries) that sell them in bottles, like this one by Pasticceria Vincenzo Bellavia from Naples. Read More

How to start a day on the Beach in Positano

Yes, it’s as colorful an environment here as you can see in this picture. Positano has several beautiful beaches nestling into little coves. Besides Spiaggia Grande, the Main Beach, probably the first you’ll feast your eyes on, there are others tucked into the little bays to the right and the left.  Read More

Arriving in Capri …

It’s as blue as it looks when you approach Capri … The harbor where the ferries and hydrofoils arrive is called Marina Grande. Here the car ferries – Caremar unload everything Capri needs from the Italian mainland, from foods, plants…to cars. And a lot of guests and locals arrive here as well… Read More

Deep South Fashion

Light pastel colors, shades of turquoise and white lace are the characteristics of southern Italian fashion. Get a first impression of Capri fashion style here: On the one hand, you will find all shades of blue and vivid colors, on the other, lacey froth-like robes are also favorites on the island. Here’s a post to prepare you what you will see in Capri and how to take a bit of Capri home. Read More

Easter Sunday in Sorrento

It’s still early in the year. Mornings may be cold, but the colors this Easter will make up for it. Even in case of rainy spells, which you must reckon with. Rain is badly needed now in spring, for the plants to soak up the water to survive the long and hot summer. What you can see here in the cover picture is the view from Hotel Ambasciatori’s Breakfast Room towards Naples and the Vesuvius. Read More

March impressions from Sorrento

With less than a week to go until Palm Sunday and the start of the Holy Week, this is what the flora in Sorrento and on the Coast looks like. In the moist climate, protected by mighty palm trees from the colder showers which come down now in early spring, you find the first colorful messages of spring. Read More

Orange harvest in Anacapri

From late December, that’s the view when you go for a walk along the narrow cobbled streets of Anacapri. This little white corner, adorned with oranges, is an exclusive winter-spring sight. You can harvest these oranges from Christmas until Easter… Read More