Category Archives: Campania

The Splendid Santa Chiara Monastery in Naples

Naples has a reputation for trash and chaos which is not entirely undeserved. While the vibrant city has been cleaned up in the last few years, it certainly has not lost any of its edge, so one of my favorite places to escape from the speed and noise is inside the Santa Chiara monastery complex.  […]

How to Get Pompeii Tickets (and Skip the Line)

Pompeii is one of the most important archeological sites of the ancient world and one of the most popular things to see in Italy. Planning your trip to Pompeii correctly can help to ensure that you see everything in the ruins and avoid the crowds as much as possible. Depending on your travel style, there […]

La Conchiglia Beach Club in Procida, Italy

There are a few traditions that we like to repeat as often as possible and somehow we have settled upon an annual lunch at La Conchiglia in Procida as one of them. It is not a bad tradition to repeat as often as possible. La Conchiglia is a restaurant on the beach, which looks out […]

Best Quotes About Naples, Italy

I like to describe Naples as chaos incarnate. It has a life of its own, that seems to head in every direction at once, but then comes together into a sort of untouchable harmony that energizes your soul. And because I would love to know more about the city, I collected together my favorite quotes […]

Palazzo Reale: The Stunning Royal Palace in Naples, Italy

I myself am guilty of becoming enamored with Naples’ constant chaos. But as truly maddening the city can seem to be, it also has serene and stately attributes – most notably the stunning palace known as Palazzo Reale. The history of Naples’ Royal Palace is complicated because the region itself was ruled by so many […]

A Walk Through Positano, Italy

I find Positano slightly overwhelming. The first thing that hits you is the unadulterated beauty of the place. We took the ferry to Positano, and so had the pleasure of arriving by sea. The entire Amalfi coastline is beautiful, but there is something spectacular about the way Positano climbs the cliffs out of the sea. […]