15Sep

Travel Europe: Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is on the Southern coast of Italy and is known for its scenic beauty and picturesque villages. Visit if you love the sun, want go to fabulous parties in Positano, or explore the hilltop gardens of Ravello. Amalfi Drive is a scenic stretch that runs along the cliff, stretching from the Bay of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno.

The Amalfi Coast has a long history of luxury. It was originally developed by Roman aristocracy, who built luxury villas there, leading to the refined development of Amalfi’s neighboring villages.

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Campania

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Campania

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy

There are many hotels perched on the cliffs, overlooking the harbor. The Palazzo Sasso is a 5-star hotel in Ravello that overlooks the Mediterranean and the coast’s most picturesque fishing villages.

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

Travel Europe - Amalfi Coast, Italy - Palazzo Sasso

14Sep

Travel Europe: Florence, Italy

Travel Europe - Forence, Italy

Travel Europe - Forence, Italy

Florence is a tiny Italian city that packs a punch – there are over 1 million Renaissance artworks (including Michaelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus), and it is the birthplace of Gucci, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli and Ferragamo. Florence is also home to some of the world’s greatest wines and delicious steaks.

Things to Do in Florence:

> Tour Pizza della Signoria, Italy’s most famous plaza with a free outdoors sculpture exhibit.

> Visit  Il Duomo, Brunelleschi’s famous masterpiece cathedral.

> Take the Uffizi private tour of the Contini Bonacossi collection of art. Also see the Galleria dell’ Academia, where Michaelangelo’s David is held.

> Shop at the San Lorenzo Market and Via Tornabuoni fashion boutiques.

> Try the monk-made cosmetics and liquers at the Officiana Profumo Farmeceutica di Santi Maria Novella.

> Enjoy an evening of Italian food and entertainment at Teatro del Sale. Eccentric restaurateur Fabio Picchi is the mastermind behind the jazz, theater, and stand up comedy performances held there.

Travel Europe - Florence, Italy - Market

Travel Europe - Florence, Italy - Market

Travel Europe - Florence, Italy

Travel Europe - Florence, Italy

Travel Europe - Florence, Italy - Il Duomo

Travel Europe - Florence, Italy - Il Duomo