Where to stay in Amalfi Coast

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Where to stay in Amalfi Coast? That’s a good question! Especially because each city of the Amalfi Coast has its own characteristics. All the Amalfi Coast is beautiful but there are a few factors we should consider before making our choise.

The first factor we can consider is the season. The touristic season finishes at the first weekend of November. The result is that after this weekend many hotels and restaurants are closed. Instead most of the shops are opened till the end of the year. The result is that the worst period of the year to go to the Amalfi Coast is between January and March, before the beginning of the new season.

Some Amalfi Coast Towns are more influenced by the tourist season than others. That’s why our choice of where to stay in Amalfi Coast is different in summer and winter.

Let’s now consider our best choice where to stay in Amalfi Coast in summer.

Where to stay in Amalfi Coast in Summer

The best choice in summer is Positano. It has a very beutiful beach and than you can do many things here. It’s full of hotels restaurant and shops. You can easily get to Capri by boat in about half a hour. From Positano you can easily visit the other Amalfi Coast Towns.

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Where to stay in Amalfi Coast in Summer: Positano

Where to stay in Amalfi Coast in Winter

The best choice in winter is Sorrento. This one of the biggest Amalfi Coast Towns and is the one less affected by the tourist seasons. Also in winter you have more chance to find the restaurants, hotel and other attractions opened.

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Where to stay in Amalfi Coast in Winter: Sorrento

Where to stay in Amalfi Coast without a car

Where to stay in Amalfi Coast without a car? The Amalfi Coast Towns are well connected by public transportations. In this way it isn’t a big problem to get from one city to another by car. Anyway the trasportation times are longer by bus than by car. So it’s much better to stay in one of the city in the middle of the Amalfi Coast. In this way you can it will not take to long visit the Amalfi Coast towns to the left and to the right.

In the Amalfi Coast there are very beautiful hotels far from the city centers. If you don’t have the car is better to stay in an Amalfi Coast town, in the center. In this way you can go to the restaurants, shops on foot and easily find everything you need.

Mountains or sea?

In the Amalfi Coast there are towns located on the see but other on the mountains. Despite the view from the mountains is beautiful it is not confortable chose towns like Ravello that are not directly on the sea.

Every time you would wanted to go somewhere, you have to come down from the mountain to get to the Amalfi Coast main road to than get to your destination.

Much better to stay in Positano where you have everything you need and if you want to go to Ravello or on the mountain for a path you can go… otherwise you can relax on the beach đŸ˜‰ …

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What is the best time to visit Amalfi Coast?

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What is the best time to visit Amalfi Coast? – The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and I’m sure you want that your trip to Amalfi Coast is very special. That maybe the reason yhy you’re asking the following question: What is the best time to visit Amalfi Coast? In this post we give you the answer.

What is the best time to visit Amalfi Coast?

What is the best time to visit Amalfi Coast? If you can choose when to visit the Amalfi Coast you should go from May to June. This is the time when spring explodes in a profusion of smells and colors and in especially in June the sun is warm enough to enjoy the sea.

What is the best month to visit the Amalfi Coast?

May is the best month for a trip to the Amalfi Coast: perfect temperatures, bright colors and it isn’t too crowded.

Is August a good time to visit the Amalfi Coast?

It can be but before deciding you should understand how is the Amalfi Coast in Summer. In July and August in fact the Amalfi Coast is very crowded and the weather is very hot. These aren’t the best month for the Amalfi Coast especially if you want to include places such as Herculaneum or Pompeii to your trip. Pompeii needs a full day and it’s very exhausting when it’s too hot.

Anyway there are also good advantages. It’s a very good time to swim. Than public transportation times are extended. In this way you have more time to visit places.

You can see the following example. If you go by boat to Amalfi for a day trip from Positano you have to come back at 6 pm in June but after July you can come back later at 9:30 pm. In fact in the website that ride will be available in summer.

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What is the best time to visit Amalfi Coast? Summer Advantages

Also for Capri there are more ferry boat times available. You can arrive to Capri early and take the best advantage of the full day.

Is October a good time to visit the Amalfi Coast?

Yes it is! The weather is warm and it isn’t too crowded. In October there are still sunny days. There are still boat services available such as the one from Amalfi to the Emerald Grotto or Grotta dello Smeraldo.

You can see a few pictures I took at the end of October.

In october you can dress with only a light jacket and sometime is warm and a T-shirt is enough.

Can you swim in Amalfi in October?

You normally can’t swim … but the last few years October was warmer than normal…

The Amalfi Coast in winter

The winter isn’t the best time to visit Amalfi Coast. As we’ve already explained in the post “Amalfi Coast Towns” the touristic season finishes at the first weekend of November. The result is that after this weekend many hotels and restaurants are closed.

If you visit the Amalfi Coast in winter it’s better you stay in Sorrento. It’s one of the biggest Amalfi Coast towns and it’s the town less affected by the touristic seasons. In this way you can have all the services you need and If you want visit the other town during the day.

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Positano Italy: unforgettable Things to do in Positano & Positano beach

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Positano Italy – Things to do in Positano – Positano beach. As I’ve already said in the post “Amalfi Coast Towns” Positano is one of the best village town in Amalfi Coast. Many people are enchanted by its beauty.

Positano Italy

As you can see below Positano is devoloped on different levels and starting from the top going down to the pedestrian center you have to follow a road on the coast. On this road you can find many restaurants with a wide view of the coast and of the see. It’s unique!

Positano Italy: Things to do in Positano & Positano beach
Positano Beach

In the pedestrian area you’ll see many shops where you can find many clothes in a perfect Positan’s style.

At the end of everything you find something very precious in this area: the beach! This makes Positano the town to choose for those that love beaches.

As a result maybe Positano is the best town to stay in especially in the summertime but not in the low season. Positano is the town most affected by the touristic seasons!

Things to do in Positano

In Positano there are many things to do and visit. Here you can find the main points of interest.

  1. Santa Maria dell’Assunta Curch
  2. MAR, the roman archeological museum
  3. The Saracean Tower
  4. The Positano beaches
  5. The Path of the Gods Positano or il Sentiero degli Dei: you can take the bus in Positano (https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari – 5070 AMALFI – POSITANO – SORRENTO (via Meta – via Massa Lubrense – via Nastro Verde)) and in a few minutes you arrive to the following bus stop: Via Arienzo, 53, 84017 Arienzo SA

Positano beach

One of the best things to do in Positano is to relax on the Positano beach and enjoy the view. Positano beach is very nice and it’s also big compared to others beaches in the Amalfi Coast. When you walk from the highest part of Positano to the lower part through the city center you finally arrive to Positano beach.

You can see Postiano beach in many post cards and many beautiful pictures around the web. The truth is that Positano beach is really beautiful and unique for its scenario.

There is also another beach you can easily reach on foot: Fornillo Beach.

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Positano Italy Positano beach – One of the best things to do in Positano is to relax on the beach and enjoy the view.

Things to do in Positano

The very first thing you should do in Positano Italy is to get lost in the town and find out all the characteristic corners and shops.

Then you can’t miss the amazing sunset! You’ll get in love with it.

Positano is very good point to take a boat and to go to visit that marvellous and unique island that Capri is. You can go for a daily tour or stay at least one night to have more time to enjoy this place.

The beautiful Grotta dello Smeraldo is not far from Positano Italy and you can choose it as a tour from Positano.

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best things to do in Positano: visit the Emerald Grotto

Another of the things to do in Positano is to take the boat and visit one of the other Amalfi Coast towns. From Positano Italy you can visit the following Towns by boat (https://www.travelmar.it/)

  • Amalfi (about 30 min from Positano Italy)
  • Minori (about 1.10 from Positano Italy) In Minori you can visit:
    • The Ruins of Roman Villa and Antiquarium
    • The Path of the Lemons
  • Maiori (about 1.20 from Positano Italy)
  • Salerno (about 1.20 h from Positano Italy)
  • Cetara (about 1.30 h or 2 h from Positano Italy) This town has a beach and the town is very characteristic. Cetara is known for the best tuna of the amalfi coast and for the anchovy sauce.
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Other beaches to visit

If you are in Positano Italy for few days you can also visit other very nice beaches in the area:

  • Marina di Praia (Praino) – about 30 minutes from Positano.
  • Bagni Regina Giovanna – about 30 minutes by car
  • From Amalfi you can take the boat to get to the the small beaches reachable only by boat
  • Minori and Maiori
  • Marina del Cantone

Things to do in Positano in 3 days

Day 1 morning

After your arrival the best things to do in Positano are explore the town and relax on the Positano Beach.

Day 1 afternoon

Visit Positano + From Positano to Amalfi by boat

+ Ravello:

  • Villa Rufolo
  • Villa Cimbrone

Or Amalfi by bus. (you can find the bus times to the following page: bus time). Last bus Amalfi Positano at 7:00 pm.

Day 2 morning

Marina di Praia and have lunch in one of the restaurants on the beach.

Day 2 afternoon

The Emerald Grotto + Spiaggia del Duoglio

Day 3 morning

Positano beach: Fornillo beach.

Day 3 afternoon

Sentiero degli Dei or the Path of the Gods Positano

Useful information

The following ticket is very useful. You can use it for all the day and you can alse take one time a Travelmar boat.

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https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/contenuti/Campania/bigliettiabbonamenti

You can for example go to Amalfi by boat and then come back by bus stopping in the places you want to visit.

Visit Amalfi + Ravello. You can go from Amalfi to Ravello by bus. In Ravello there are 2 beautiful villas to visit:

  • Villa Rufolo
  • Villa Cimbrone

How can I get to Villa Rufolo from Amalfi? You can take the bus in Amalfi (Piazza Flavio Gioia, 1). The bus line is the number 5110 to get to Ravello.

Day 4

Capri

Positano Italy: Dangerous and Forbidden beaches in this area

Positano Italy is unique and there are many things to do in Positano. Also the nearby area is really worthy to be visited.

Anyway there are areas you should avoid. There are especially beaches you should avoid because there are not safe for the landslide hazard. There are many nice places to visit in Positano and many things to do in Amalfi Coast so we don’t need to go in this places.

We should pay attention in order to spend a beautiful but also safe vacation in the Amalfi Coast. A few of the very famous Amalfi Coast beaches are located in the forbidden area. This is true for beaches such as Furore beach and Cavallo Morto.

In the picture below you can see the red zone you should avoid.

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Forbidden beaches:

  • Furore: very famous beach but there is the landslide hazard and that’s why it’s dangerous.
  • Maiori: Cavallo Morto o Bellavaia

Areas:

  • from Laurito to Hotel Tritone excluded
  • from torre di Grado Praiano to scoglio dell’Ischi
  • from Furore to Conca dei Marmi

You can see more details: black-list delle spiagge vietate in costiera amalfitana

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Sirmione Italy Lake Garda: 1 Amazing Town!

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Sirmione Italy in on the Lake Garda and it is really an amazing town. What can you do in Sirmione? Let’s see togheter!

Sirmione things to do

In Sirmione you can:

  1. Visit the center of the town where there are many nice shops
  2. Walk along the Lake
  3. Visit the beautiful castle
  4. Enjoy the food and especially one of the enormous ice cream!

Sirmione Italy in Winter

Sirmione can surprise you in every season. Sirmione in winter it really worthy to be visited. You should stay in Sirmione till the night when the castle get magically illuminated. Watch the video! Have you already Subscribed to our YouTube Channel?

Sirmione Castle

We are in Sirmione Italy Lake Garda. One of the most beautiful things you can visit here is the Sirmione castle. Sirmione Castle dates back to the second half of the 1300. Sirmione Castle is not only interesting for its history, on the contrary! Sirmione castle is very beautiful because you can go up to its highest tower and have a magnificent view of Lake Garda and Sirmione from above.

Sirmione Ice Cream

In Italy there are many places where you can have a good ice cream. In Sirmione is not only good but also enormous!

Sirmione Italy Lake Garda ice cream

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Discover Peschiera del Garda Italy Lake Garda: 1 cute town!

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Peschiera del Garda Italy – Peschiera del Garda is in the south part of the Lake Garda not far from Verona and Sirmione del Garda. In fact it is located 25 km west of Verona and it’s a very good day trip from Verona. Peschiera is at the foot of the moraine hills, where the waters of Lake Garda flow into the Mincio.

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The city has completely surrounded by canals and the historic center is closed by walls that have changed the natural course of the rivers.

You can easily get to Peschiera del Garda directly by train and it’s well connected to Milan and Venice.

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Best beaches in Sardinia Italy

Best beaches in Sardinia Italy

Sardinia Italy – Sardinia is a paradise. It’s really a beatiful place for its culture, food but in a special way for its sea. In Sardinia there are many of the best Italian beaches. Sand, clear water and a lot of fishes are the characteristics of most of the best beaches in Sardinia Italy.

Best beaches in Sardinia Italy

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Here you can watch a few videos in order to understand how Sardinia is.

Best beaches in Sardinia

The best beaches in Sardinia are:

North

  1. Stintino La Pelosa
  2. Cala Corsara Isola di Spargi (Maddalena)
  3. Cala Thaiti Isola di Caprera
  4. Rena Bianca Beach Santa Teresa di Gallura
  5. Santa Maria Beach Isola di Santa Maria (Maddalena)

Est

  1. Cala Mariolu (Orosei)
  2. Cala Luna (Orosei)
  3. La Cinta San Teodoro

South

  1. Punta Molenti
  2. Tuerredda Beach
  3. Chia

West

  1. Is Arutas Beach Cabras (OR)

Sardegna map

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Delicious Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara Recipe

There are many ways to travel around the world. We can visit places but we can also know more about countries by their food. One of the best way to travel around the world also from your own house is by cooking food specialities. Italy is very famous for food and there are many recipies that are very delicious but also very simple to prepare. One of these is pasta carbonara.

The best pasta for pasta carbonara you can use are Spaghetti. Spaghetti Carbonara is very popular and apprecieted in Italy.

What do you need to prepare Pasta Carbonara?

For 4 people

  • 320 g Spaghetti
  • 6 medium egg yolks
  • salt
  • pork ceek or bacon
  • 50 g roman pecorino
  • black pepper

Carbonara Recipe

1 – Boil abundant water.

Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara Recipe 1

In the meantime cut your pork cheek and put it in a cooking pan.

Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara Recipe 2

Add your black pepper and than cook it.

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Take your eggs and divide the egg yolks from the white. Put your egg yolks in a bowl or plate.

Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara Recipe 4

Add black pepper

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And Pecorino Romano

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Mix it up.

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Add salt to the water when it boils.

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Put the spaghetti into the boiling water

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Add one spoon of cooking water to your eggs, pecorino and black pepper

When your pasta is ready drain the pasta. Put your past back in your pot (with stove off) and then add your mixed eggs…

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your pork cheek

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and mix it

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Your Pasta Carbonara or Spaghetti Carbonara is ready!

Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara Recipe

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The Ancient Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus Greece

Ancient Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus Greece

Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus – The stoa of Abaton or “Enkoimeterion” (incubation hall) was the place in which patients were cured, through the contact with the healing god Asklepios during the “enkoimesis” (incubation). This kind of healing was a mystery, so the scoa was an “abaton” (impenetrable), which means blocked for those who had not prepared themselves to encounter Asklepios.

Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus

Abaton was a long narrow building, 70 m long and 10 m wide, built in two levels on a rather steep slope north of the temple of Asklepios and the Tholos. It was constructed in two phases. In the early 4th century B.C. the eastern half of the stoa was built on the higher part of the slope. The architect of the second phase (late 4th century B.C.) exploited the difference of level produced by the slope to the northwest and added there a two-storeyed stoa doubling the original length of the building.

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Who destroyed the Parthenon? Who sadly bombed it?

Who destroyed the Parthenon

Who destroyed the Parthenon? – When you visit the Parthenon for the first time you may feel disappointed because it doesn’t be well preserved. This is especially true if you don’t know all the things that has happend to the Parthenon.

The temple has endured many vicissitudes. Not only the time has ruined the Parthenon but also some people, in the course of history, did their part in taking off works of art from the Parthenon. Furthermore it was also bombed! Who destroyed the Parthenon? Who bombed it?

Who destroyed the Parthenon?

The First destruction: the fire

The first major destruction occured in 267 AD due to arson. In the late 3rd or late 4th cent A.D., the interior of the temple was destroyed by fire either by Germanic tribe of the Heruli (267 A.D.) or by Alaric’s Visigoths (396 A.D.)

The early Christian period

During the early Christian period (6th cent A.D.), the new perceptions on art led the destruction of many works of art around Greece. This included many of Parthenon’s sculptures.

The Parthenon became the church of the Holy Virgin of Athens, the largest in the city. During the construction of the Christian apse at the east porch, the central scene of the east pediment with the birth of Athena was lost. After 1205, it felt into hands of the Franks of the 4th Crusade, becoming a church of the Latin faith.

The Parthenon becomes a Minaret

When Athens was surrendered to the Ottoman Turks in 1458, the temple became a mosque with a minaret.

In 1687, during the siege of the Acropolis by the troops of Venetian general Francesco Morosini a cannoball made a direct hit in the interior of the temple, which the Turks used as powder magazine. The terrible explosion blew up the roof and destroyed the long sides of the temple as well as parts of its sculptures.

1456 The Ottomans conquer Athens. The site of the Acropolis is used for habitation while the Parthenon is converted in a mosque.

Who bombed it?

Who destroyed the Parthenon? In 1687, during the siege of the Acropolis by the troops of Venetian general Francesco Morosini a cannoball made a direct hit in the interior of the temple, which the Turks used as powder magazine. The terrible explosion blew up the roof ond destroyed the long sides of the temple as well as parts of its sculptures.

1687 The Venetians siege the Acropolis which is under Turkish occupation. An artillery shell hits the Parthenon, which is being used by the Turks as a powder magazine and ignites a colossal explosion. The monument shakes and is widely damaged. The east frieze collapses.

1688 Francesco Morosini, the commanding Admiral of the Venetians, tries to remove the horses and Poseidon statues from the west pediment to transport them to Venice. The operation is unsuccessful, the statues fall dawn to the ground and shatter.

Who destroyed the Parthenon Who bombed the Parthenon

Who destroyed the Parthenon? Elgin

Who destroyed the Parthenon? The most severe damage to the monument was caused in 1801-1802, when the Scotch ambassador of England to Constantinople Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, removed the gretest part of the sculptures that also compromised structural members of the temple.

By bribing the Turkish garrison of the Acropolis and employng teams of the Italian artist G.B. Lusieri, Elgin removed and transported to England 19 pedimental sculptures, 15 metopes and the reliefs of 56 sawn blocks of the frieze, today exhibited in the British Museum in London.

1799 Thomas Bruce, 7th Lord of Elgin, is appointed Ambassador of His Brittanic Majesty in Constantinople in order to reinforce the relationships between the Ottoman Empire and Britain.

1800 Elgin organize a mission to Athens in order to, as it was officially stated, study, sketch and make casts of the sculptures of the Parthenon. The group includes architects, moulders and the painter Feodor Ivanovitch. The court’s painter Don Giovanni Battista Luisieri is chosen to led the mission.

Elgin’s fervent desire to obtain the original scupltures emerges very soon and results in the uncontrollable plundering of the Acropolis. Using his political influence and by generously bribing the officils he secures the authorities concession. The removal and transportation of the inscriptions, sculptures and architectural members from the Acropolis begins in July of 1801 and last 4 years.

1802 September. Block V of the eastern frieze, which lays on the ground is sawed off to diminish weight from approximately becomes less than during the transportation it breakes in two pieces.

1802 September 16th The block is packed and loaded on the brig Mentor. During the voyage the ship is hit by a storm and sinks.

1804 – 1805 The cargo’s retrieval is completed. The artifacts from the shipwreck are loaded onboard ship and continue their jouney to England. Block V arrived in London throught Malta.

1801, July 31st. Elgin begins to detach the metopes of the southern side of the Pathenon. Metope 27 is the first one to be removed. The procedure is depicted ans documented by the English painter E. Dodwell, an Eye witness.

“I saw several metopae at the south-east extremity of the temple taken down. They were fixed in between the triglyphs as in a groove; and in order to lift the up it was necessary to throw to the ground the magnificent cornice by which they were covered.”

After its removal from the Parthenon the metope ends up in England in 1802.

1962 The British Museum opens a new room the Duveen Gallery, which houses the sculptures from the Parthenon.

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