Those who have given any thought to the sought-after truffle in Italy have likely associated it with the regions of Piedmont (where there’s an annual white truffle festival) or Tuscany (where the more common black truffle is plentiful). But there are truffles in the mountains of Campania, too, and when you’re visiting Naples you can actually go on a truffle hunt.
Every region in Italy produces wine, so although you may be more familiar with the wines of Tuscany and Piedmont, the Campania region — of which the Amalfi Coast is a part — has a rich history of viniculture that dates back thousands of years. When you’re visiting the Amalfi Coast, then, you can enjoy the fruits of the vine with a wine tour.
Naples can be challenging to love, but there’s so much worth seeing – and eating – in this bustling metropolis that it would be a shame to skip past it on your way to the Amalfi Coast. Luckily, both Naples and the beautiful Amalfi Coast are featured in the fourth episode of the PBS series, “Dream of Italy.”
Perhaps the most pretty piazza in Naples is made so in part by the church that anchors its western side – the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. It resembles both the Pantheon and St. Peter’s, and isn’t as old as you might expect.
Vacation is a time for indulging, and that can take on many forms. In Italy, it can easily mean eating great food and sampling world-famous wine, but it doesn’t end there. There’s no better way to upgrade your Italian travel experience than by booking a private tour in a glamorous place like the Amalfi Coast. You’ll get to tailor the tour to exactly what you want, and you’ll feel like royalty.
For the most part, visitors to Positano are focused primarily on its beaches and the views one gets after climbing back to the hotel in the evening. But one of the things that makes the town picturesque is the little church on its harbor, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
The Amalfi Cathedral dominates the small Piazza Duomo in more ways than one. The entrance is at the top of a long flight of steps, and the exterior decoration is ornately decorated. But there’s more to this cathedral than meets the eye.
Sorrento is a popular vacation spot for Italians, as well as a cruise stop and high point of many a foreigner’s trip to Italy. You can learn more about the history of the Sorrentine Peninsula through a local production of the Sorrento Musical, held at Teatro Tasso.