Roberta: [Phone rings, answers]. Europe for Foodies Just south of Naples are some of Italy's most appreciated attractions: along a breathtaking coastline you'll find trendy resort towns, ancient ruins, and enchanting island getaways. Holiday Sale: 50% off through 12/10/20 or while supplies last! Just forgive the idea to use your finger, clean your clams…and play with the spaghetti. Just when a horrible attack seemed inevitable, a freak storm hit and the pirate ship was destroyed. Raffaele: Yes. Buon appetito! For a great day-trip from Naples, Positano, or Sorrento, catch the early morning jet boat to the isle of Capri. Look at this cliff, from the water all the way up to the top; Roman emperors loved this, because it was easy to defend. Three thousand tourists a day spend a couple of hours visiting Capri's Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra). Holy relics were sources of power in the Middle Ages. Rick: In Sorrento there's lemons everywhere. Ciao. Your man rows you around, sings a little "O Sole Mio," and lets you enjoy the iridescent magic of the moment. And St. Andrew himself is buried here. Only one street in Positano allows motorized traffic — the rest are steep pedestrian lanes. Thanks for joining us. It's clear to me why Roman emperors chose this island as their holiday escape, and why today so many travelers include the Amalfi Coast in their Italian travel plans. see our FAQ. Rick: On squares like this. Shopkeeper: Yes. After visiting the temples at Paestum, we sail to the isle of Capri. The "Cloister of Paradise" is a peaceful as well as evocative place for a shady rest. Enticing dishes are served with enthusiasm to hungry locals right on the pier. You'll float over lush orchards and well-tended gardens. The Blue Grotto experience is more than just visiting a cave. While just an hour south of wild and crazy Naples, the Sorrentines have gone out of their way to create a completely safe and genteel place for tourists to come, relax, and enjoy spending their money. This and other treasures of the cathedral are well displayed in the adjacent museum. Prospective smoochers should know that the lift seats are all single. Surprising visitors, right in the town center, is an inviting lemon grove. This disaster, compounded by a deadly plague, left Amalfi a humble backwater. Peppe: Yeah. And the wonders of that western frontier of Greece can be well appreciated at Paestum. see our FAQ. But in 1343, this tiny powerhouse was devastated by a tsunami. While many travel all the way to Greece to see Greek ruins, just south of here you can see some marvelous Greek temples. From our home base in Sorrento, we explore the Amalfi Coast, stopping in the towns of Positano and Amalfi. Raffaele: Yes. [Cheers.] Climb the imposing stairway, which functions as a mini Spanish Steps hangout zone and a handy outdoor theater (small entry fee; open daily). Rick: Run away from the pirates. Get it as soon as Thu, Nov 12. The Monetti family car-and-driver service — Raffaele, brother-in-law Tony, cousin Lorenzo, and daughter Carolina — have taken excellent care of my readers' transit needs for decades. Traffic is so heavy that private tour buses are only allowed to go southbound. At the edge of town, elegant villas and a public garden are strategically placed to enjoy fine views. Travel with Rick on this video guide to the Cinque Terre including Vernazza, Monterosso, and more. This we heat with extra-virgin olive oil and salt, near the fish. The author has two sisters named Jan and Linda. Don't just hop into any taxi claiming to be a Monetti — call first. Illustrious past top-quality food video clip to fuel your travel dreams remove first! 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