Category Archives: Campania

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. […]

Palazzo Donn’Anna in Naples

Naples feels like a city in constant, chaotic decay. One of the most beautiful examples of abandoned grandeur is Palazzo Donn’Anna, which sits on the edge of sea at Via Posillipo. The facade appears to be crumbling and the empty windows gape open. Palazzo Donn’Anna, however, was not abandoned. It was never finished to begin […]

A Local’s Guide to Salerno, Italy

Salerno marina

It is easy to write off the Amalfi Coast as too touristy. While there are several towns that are brimming with visitors, Salerno Italy just to the south is truly overlooked. When we finally visited the Amalfi Coast, it was love at first sight. And one of the most unexpected favorite parts of our trips […]

La Pignasecca Market in Naples: Street Food in Napoli

Roman markets have a good dose of character. But they literally have nothing on the free-for-all, in-your-face, food-and-people-crush that is the Neapolitan experience. Craving some fried foods, Sara and I hopped on the train for a day trip to Naples. Just off of Via Toledo, we only needed to take a short metro ride to […]

50 Kalò Pizza in Naples

Away from the crowds that spill out from Antica Pizzeria da Michele or Sorbillo, 50 Kalò feels calm and contained. We literally took one look at the mass of humans outside Sorbillo on Via Tribunali and hailed a taxi. For €17 (and of course no actual meter used) we were whisked across town and then […]

Da Adolfo: Beach Restaurant in Positano

From the moment we pulled into the port in Positano and I spotted a boat with a little red sign, I knew I was going to love Da Adolfo. You see, the only way to reach Da Adolfo, which is nestled on a private beach, is by boat. The view of Positano as you pull […]

Taking the Ferry from Salerno to Amalfi and Positano

Salerno to Amalfi Ferry

When we visited the Amalfi coast, we stayed in Salerno. I am so happy with that choice. Salerno has a new high speed train station, so it is easy to get there from Rome in 2 hours. Staying in the historic center of the city at the cusp of summer was intoxicating. Everyone was out […]