Through the first two years of the pandemic, my husband and I saved our pennies and dreamed of a trip to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. I can’t even guess the number of travel videos and articles we viewed, planning our “someday” trip. In May 2022 we landed in Naples to begin our 3-week adventure of several cities in the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Italy....

It’s a summer Saturday on the Amalfi Coast, and it feels like everyone has come to Positano. Only one street leads up from the harbour through the village, and it’s packed — a long snake of people winding their way up, the swell of the crowd moving as one. Initially, it’s hardly appealing, to be honest — the reality of overtourism dampening the bea...

Anna King Shahab and family find peace and perfect pasta in some of the Amalfi Coast's less touristy areas A 50km stretch of villages wedged between sea and mountain, connected by a perilous zig-zag of roads better designed for Vespas than the burden of buses that prevail today – Italy's Amalfi Coast is a tourist hotspot. The time we spent there wa...

If you drove along Italy’s Amalfi Coast from the city of Sorrento to the city of Salerno, it would take at least a couple of hours, one-way, with no traffic. During that drive, you’d pass the iconic Amalfi Coast towns of Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and others. But which Amalfi Coast town should you choose as a base? Take our advice below to choose t...

Everyone knows Italy has mastered the art of "il dolce far niente" — and for travelers craving a taste of "the sweetness of doing nothing," there's no better place on earth than an Italian resort. Taking the time to enjoy small, idle moments feels much richer surrounded by Tuscan vineyards or the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea. Add plenty of pasta and wi...

The stunning Amalfi coastline might be one of Italy’s most recognized landscapes. A spectacularly clear sea laps at the shore of one picturesque town after the other, each a tumble of pastel buildings and majolica tiled church domes arranged like puzzle pieces between steep mountainsides and pebbly beaches. But perhaps most iconic of all are the su...

We can learn a lot from history. These days’ incredible heat clearly demonstrates that climate change is an undeniable reality: it isn’t going to happen, it’s happening already. We no longer need Greta, we have the Marmolada glacier and its deadly, unexpected collapse. We don’t need Cop26’s deadlines, we have Miami, forced to rise the streets’ leve...

Lemon farming on the Amalfi Coast has always been linked to the Aceto family, who have been operating for five generations. "Salvatore Quasimodo, do you know what he said? That we Amalfitans don't notice when we go to Paradise because we've already spent a lifetime there." Luigino Aceto (known as Gigino) is 84 years old, and he laughs as he freely...

Each and every region in Italy has incredible highlights—cultural, historical, and gastronomical. Campania is no exception.   There are many reasons to love Campania, the stunningly beautiful Italian region south of Rome, framed by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west and Neapolitan Apennines to the east, and with the fortune to have Naples as its capita...

Above the green hills of the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy, an agile farmer leaps across terraced lemon groves overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Balancing between one wooden pole and another, the not-so-young acrobat defies gravity, bending to pick lemons and transport them in crates weighing more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds) between vertical ga...