Campania Off The Beaten Path

  • Carpri from an arriving hydrofoil
    Carpri from an arriving hydrofoil
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  • Funicular from the Harbor to Town Square
    Funicular from the Harbor to Town Square
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  • Gorgeous Views Out to Bay of Naples
    Gorgeous Views Out to Bay of Naples
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Campania Off The Beaten Path

  • Ancient Shops and Products

    Pompeii Off The Beaten Path

    From Herculaneum Gate, also known as the Saliniensis or the “Salt Gate”, the Street of Tombs begins. This was discovered during the first excavations in the city (1763-1838) and constitutes a complete example of a suburban street lined with villas, shops and sepulchres or tombs.

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    Pompeii Off The Beaten Path

    Close to the Casa di Caio Giulio Polibio there is the Fullonica di Fabio Ululirtemulo. It has got two wonderful paintings showing Roman legends: on the right yuo can see Aeneas, Anchises and Ascanius; on the left there is Romulus with the trophy of weapons of the defeated king Acron.

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  • Mount Vesuvius

    Pompeii Off The Beaten Path

    When you are at the Pompeii ruins, you can see Vesuvius up close and personal. Vesuvius is a National Park in Italy. View their website for more information, but for now here are two small details. On foot: the ascent begins at the 1000m high parking lot.Follow the signs to the trail... Going to the to edge of the crater -- 6 Euro.

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  • July in Santa Maria la Carità

    S. Maria la Carità is a little town not very far from Pompei, C/Mare and Sorrento. It can be considered a typical Italian country town where old traditions and culture are preserved and emphasized. Every year this town organizes an event which starts the last sunday of june and ends at the end of july: “Luglio Sammaritano” (which obtained a silver...

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  • A trip to Faito Mountain

    Easily reachable from Castellammare, Faito Mountain (1.193 meters above the sea), is commonly known with the name of “Molare” for its particular molar tooth shape (see picture). The name “Faito” comes from the word “faggeto” (beechwood) because the mountain is rich of this kind of trees, with ilexes and chestnut trees too. The fruits prosperity has...

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  • Pozzuoli - The legend of Mezzarecchia...

    The popular traditions of Pozzuoli are tied to the activity of fishing. There's a story, perhaps a legend, happened years ago to a young fisherman of Pozzuoli: while fishing, he found, entangled in the net, a suffering dolphin crying like a child; the fisherman decided to amputate a piece of its fin to save its life. Then he threw it again in the...

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  • Beautiful Cats of Positano

    For those cat lovers out there....Positano is the place to view beautiful cats. Even the strays are well fed and healthy.Because the cat in the photograph looks very much like our own Sally Cat, we were especially happy when we saw her, and she let us pet her. It did make us a little sad because we were missing Sally Cat.The cat in the picture was...

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  • Lovely Statues of Positano

    Besides the natural beauty of Pasitano, the man-made statues are also beautiful. Statues are placed in such lovely locations that they just seem to belong there to emphasize the natural beauty of the land with the created beauty of the art! The photographs show two examples:Saint Frances of AssisiThe MadonnaBoth were at the top of the incline...

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  • Lovely Lemons of the Amalfi Coast

    All along the steep inclines of the Amalfi Coast, one can see lemon trees planted in terraced fashion because land is so rugged.The combination of pleasant weather, plentiful sunshine, and proper soil conditions make for HUGE lemons. These lemons are the largest ever.The lemons are used to make the wonderful Lemon Liqueur sold thoughout the region.

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  • sant angelo in formis

    la pequeña iglesia de Sant Angelo in Formis contiene unos bonitos frescos romanicos que ningun amante del arte puede pasar por alto.

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  • Hidden Coves

    All along the Amalfi coast here you will find small secluded rocky coves, often only reachable by small boats or lots of steep steps down - these are the hidden gems of this coastline.

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