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St.Matthew’s Cathedral graceful bell tower

I can not help but write a post about the bell tower of St. Matthew Cathedral in Salerno. I wish all visitors who come and visit famous sites around Salerno could have a look at it. I photographed the ancient cathedral at all times of the day. Still I do not have enough pictures to […]

Christmas time in Southern Italy

Sunny weather at christmas As in the past years we enjoyed again sunny mild weather all over Christmas break. Especially those who live all the year round in colder countries, do not miss the snow on these days! Between Christmas and new year’s eve I have undertaken  a three hour trekking tour with friends. We […]

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Meeting friends in Siena

SIENA A few years ago I spent a short weekend in Siena, the town I love the most after Salerno, my birthplace.  I was walking with Sandra, one of my best and oldest friend heading to Piazza del Campo as I saw a couple walking in my direction. As they were passing by I stopped […]

The Garden of Minerva

A lovely mediterranean town lying between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari Mountains. Its historical old town is  Salerno’s beating heart inviting visitors to walk along tiny streets and small squares, to climb to its top overfacing the beautiful gulf. Long time ago spa and health resorts, its rivers and brooks would rush downhill winding […]

The Triumph Of Taste and Beauty (2)

When Lina, my mother, enters the beautiful pastry shop in Amalfi she stands very still for a while, enjoying the subtle elegance and the warm beauty of the Pasticceria’s interiors. After a while she approaches the colorful selection of Sfogliate, Delizie al limone, Capresi, Babà and other sweet delicacies. Sometimes the pastry shop owners, Andrea […]

The Triumph Of Taste and Beauty (1)

During a journey we should always have time for some itinerary changes. Image you are just arrived in Amalfi to visit St. Andrew´s Cathedral. You head to Piazza del Duomo, reach the imposing staircase and want to climb up. At this very moment you look to the right and see an old-fashioned sign, white padded […]

Adele’s Wine Stories

ADELE’S WINE STORIES A couple of years ago I asked Nicola, owner of the most famous patisserie in Amalfi, if he could recommend a wine-growing estate on the Amalfi Coast. I knew a few very famous ones in Furore and was looking for young winemakers who would like to work with me and for my […]

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Salerno and its poet

“Salerno rima d’inverno, o dolcissimo inverno. Salerno rima d’eterno” (Salerno rhyme of the winter, oh! sweetest winter. Salerno rhyme of eternity), these were the last verses written by the renowned Salernitan poet, Alfonso Gatto, about his city. Salerno is a city overflowing with history and bound to its traditions. After a few days spent walking […]