Off the beaten path in Italy

Off the beaten path in Italy

Because of the name of my company, I get regular requests for itineraries that are at least partly off the beaten track. The definition of off the beaten path in Italy differs depending on how well you know the country. For some, the beaten track includes just Rome, Florence, and Venice, while for others it…

Client questions: Capri

Client questions: Capri

I’ve been working on a few Amalfi Coast itineraries that include Capri, and have received some good questions from clients. Since I’m working on autumn 2013 departures as well as a few summer 2014 trips, writing a blog post about advice I’m giving my clients anyway is easy. If you like Client Questions, let me…

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Amalfi Coast & Naples | One Comment

How to climb an Italian volcano

How to climb an Italian volcano

According to a recent article in a glossy travel magazine, volcano tourism is a thing now. And while the article listed some impressive volcanoes (Iceland and Hawaii of course both made the list), there was no mention of Italian volcanoes. But I frequently include volcanoes in my clients’ Italy itineraries, so here are some tips on…

A luxury Italy itinerary

A luxury Italy itinerary

The luxury travelers I work with aren’t necessarily looking for VIP treatment. Rather, they are down-to-earth and well-traveled, but they want their luxury Italy itinerary to be about service and comfort while getting to know the locals as much as possible. Recently a client hired me to plan an 18 day luxury trip for him…

Brainstorming Italy itineraries: Oh, the places you’ll go!

Brainstorming Italy itineraries: Oh, the places you’ll go!

New clients requested: “We will be in Italy for 9 days in June before heading to Cannes and we would like you to design our itinerary. We’ve been to Italy in the past: the Tuscan countryside, the Veneto, the Cinque Terre, Rome, Florence, and Puglia. We enjoy hiking and biking but have nothing to prove.…

The Amalfi Coast off the beaten path

The towns on the Amalfi Coast are popular for good reason, but they can get busy in high season. It’s not hard to visit the Amalfi Coast off the beaten path: just head just a few miles down the coast for some impressive food and culture, and there’s no need to give up the incredible…

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011 in Amalfi Coast & Naples | 2 Comments

Five spectacular Capri hiking paths

Capri is a walker’s paradise, full of incredible views and scenery, so here are five spectacular Capri hiking routes. Wear proper shoes, long socks or long pants so your legs don’t get scratched, and don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, water, and – in June through August – bug repellent.     Hiking Via Krupp on…

Unique Rock Formations In Italy

My favorite rock from Italy is the one I got set at Scavia after my husband proposed on our terrace in Milan. But actually this post is about some very unique and (mostly) natural rock formations worth visiting. Bonus: they’re free, and not closed on Mondays.   Best Unique Rock formations in Italy For Daydreaming Sardinia…

The Amalfi Coast: a fantastic 4 day itinerary

The Amalfi Coast: a fantastic 4 day itinerary

How much time do I need to see the Amalfi Coast? …. is a question I get all the time.  It depends on your interests and travel pace, of course, but here are five things I would definitely include in an Amalfi Coast itinerary, and are feasible in about 4 days. Plug in some incredible hotels…

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Amalfi Coast & Naples | No Comments

What to see in Naples, Italy’s most Italian city

Visit Naples to see first-hand where the Italian expression “che sceneggiata Napoletana!“, or “What a Neapolitan drama!” comes from. Naples is often described as vibrant or colorful, its people expressive and passionate, its streetlife gritty. And yes, it’s one big, messy, fabulous Neapolitan drama. Take my recommendations below on what to see in Naples, but enjoy…

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Amalfi Coast & Naples | One Comment