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Over 46 million tourists visit the boot-shaped peninsula each year! They come from all over the world, and many return again and again for a magic that only Italy can deliver. As Samuel Johnson said, “A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.” Italians are very kind, and extremely patient (unless they’re driving). They are the guardians of...

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A Brief History Of The Amalfi Coast

Originally published on thenileguide.com With pebbly beaches lined with rows of colourful umbrellas, seaside restaurants and tourists strolling along the narrow streets, it’s hard to imagine Amalfi as more than the pretty seaside resort that it is today. Nature seems to have perfectly adjusted to idea of the town nestled in the ravine of the Valle dei Mulini and set alongside the sea. Yet, the history of Amalfi is far more...

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Italy Really Is A Dream Destination

Debra Lavison said “One of the great joys of travelling through Italy, is discovering that it is, indeed a dream destination.”   She’s right you know.  We see images as we scroll through our news feeds, but none of it seems real does it.  We’ve been there, and we even sometimes forget that we’re taken these photos,  we know it exists,  but as we sit at our desk going through the day to day motions of work, family, life on the...

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Orignally published in Conde Nast Traveller TAVERNA DEL CAPITANO Marina di Cantone, on the road from Punta Campanella to Positano (00 39 081 808 1028). The Taverna del Capitano is one of the best restaurants on the Amalfi coast. It is located on the ground floor of an unassuming hotel above the beach. Serves delicious seafood and exceptional desserts. Closed Mondays in winter and most of January and February. If you haggle down by the...

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21 Reasons To Make The Trip To Italy

THIS IS A POST FROM 2014 ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MINUBE –  but it’s still completely relevant today.   “I never saw Venice” is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now’s the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we’ve gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at minube to help you make up your mind. Here are 21...

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Your First Thoughts Of Italy

Last week we asked you, via social media, to tell us the very first thing you thought of when you think of Italy.  Not surprisingly the overwhelming response was “FOOD!” We’d have to agree,  but there were some other wonderful answers too. Remarkably, a lot of you responded with “Tuscany”.  Perhaps because the perfection of the Tuscan countryside is one that’d depicted in the media and associated...

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