Amalfi Coast Summer Vacation 2015

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CAPRI
View From The TOp of Monte Solaro, Capri, Italy
with Faroglionni Rocks below …
copyright 2015 Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 
SORRENTO
A Classic View
 
 
VIEW of MARINA GRANDE CAPRI
From ANACAPRI
Photo Copyright Daniel BellinoZwicke
MARINA PICOLO CAPRI
with FARAGLIONI ROCKS in Distance
PIAZZA UMBERTO
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CAPRI
Approaching Piazza Umberto
ITALY
 
 
 
 
ITALIAN BREAKFAST
A Typical Italian Breakfast
CAPPUCCINO e un CORNETTO
Old CAPRI TAXI
Just a Few are Left
 
 
LIMONCELLO LADIES
ANACAPRI
CAPRI
GELATO
in
NAPOLI
My Favorite Lemonade Stand in Italy
Behind the famed Quississana Hotel
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Across From CAESAR AUGUSTUS GARDENS, CAPRI
Also right by a Wonderful Little Hotel I Used to Stay At,
La TOSCA, a lovely little Hotel with the most Spectacular Views
of Capri and The Faralognni Rocks (most Iconic Symbol of Capri)
The Hotel is lovely and very affordable. I stayed there in 1988, but stayed in Anacapri this time at The Hotel Carmencita.


Me at My Favorite Restorante in Positano
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Da VINCENZO
With My Antipasto of Polpo al Griglia e Carciofi Fritte
and a Nice Glass of Greco di Tufo local wine …








SPAGHETTI VONGOLE
al Solotaria Ristorante, Anacapri
 
 
 
RAVELLO
Villa Ruffoli
MINORI
The AMALFI COAST
 
 
View From The Terrazzo at VILLA MARIA in Minori
LEMON GROVES at Villa Maria, 
Minori
Italy
 
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WORLD’S BEST BREAKFAST
World’s Best Breakfast? I Kid You Not!
 
 
This was my typical Breakfast (Colazione) at Villa Maria each of My Three Wonderful  Days There Vincenzo the owner Makes all types of different Jams from the fruit he grows on his farmer way up in the hill of the beautiful little town on The Amalfi Coast .. Villa Maria is
a wonderful little farm/ agroturismo Inn in the town of Minori,  a cute little town if you want to be on the Amalfi Coast but away from the maddening crowds that overrun the gorgeous little town of Positano.
 
Vincenzo’s main crop of his farm are Lemons with Olive Tree Groves, Grapevines, and all sorts of fruits and vegetables, along with Chickens (for meat & Eggs) and Pigs to make his awesome Homemade Salami. Vincenzo makes his own wine, Prosciutto, Pancetta, Coppa, and his tasty homemade Fruit Jams which you spread on toast & Cornetto ‘s in the morning for breakfast.
 
When dinner time comes, Maria (Vincenzo’s wife) makes an awesome  Four-Course Dinner with; Antipasto to start, followed by some awesome pasta or another, a main-course of fish, meat, or chicken, and ending with either Fruit or a Dessert that Maria makes (I love the Lemon Cake), and some of Vincenzo’s Homemade Lemoncello.
 
And of course during the meal you’ll get a bottle of either Vincenzo’s own Vino Bianco or Vino Rosso or both.
 
Villa Maria is one of the most special places you could ever want to stay at in your life.
It’s a once in a lifetime experience that not many people get a chance to do, and I recommend going there most highly, “You will have the time of your life.”
 
 
PACCHERI al FRUTTA di MARE
Mixed Seafood Pasta
“The Best Frutta di Mare Ever” !!! Maria made me this awesome plate of pasta soon after my  arrival. Vincenzo picked me up down in Minori at the wonderful Caffe Riso (Best Caffe & Pastry in Town) and drove me to his place (Villa Maria). When we got there Vincenzo gave me a Lemonade made with his own Lemons. 
Best Lemonade of my life needless-to-say!
After I had my Lemonade and chit-chatted with Vincenzo Maria & Nadia, I went to my room to take a show and freshen up after my trip from Napoli on the Circumvesuviano Train from Naples to Sorrento, then a bus from Sorrento to Amalfi, and then another bus from Amalfi to Minori, and finally a ride in Vincenzo’s little Fiat Panda Station Wagon from Minori by The Sea, up to Minori in the Mountains below Ravello at Villa Maria.
So after I showered and put on some fresh clothes and went back out to the terrace (terrazzo) Vincenzo asked me if I wanted a little pasta?Hell Yeah!!! Then Vincenzo asked if I wanted some wine. Again, Heck Yeah! I had his Vino Bianco, and when he brought me the plate of pasta(Paccheri with Clams & Mussels) that Maria made me, I was in 7th Heaven!
La PASTA
con Vino Bianco Vincenzo
 
 
 
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MARIA & VINCENZO
Agroturismo Villa Maria
Minori
 
 
 
 
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 ME & VINCENZO
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
When Italian-Americans Cook
 
 
 
 
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Getting a PANINO in MINORI
ITALY
 
 
 
“My LUNCH”
Spaghetti con Cozze
 
SPAGHETTI with MUSSELS
 
in 
 
SORRENTO
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POSITANO
 
 
Via Amerigo
  
The AMLFI COAST
ITALY
 
 
POSITANO
 
Classic Veiw of Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
 
 
 
 
Salumaria De Martino, Capri
Pinnino Buono
Sopresetta e Provola Affumicatto
 
 
 
RAVELLO
 
View From Villa Cimbrone ‘s Terrace of Infinity
Ravello on The Amalfi Coast Italy
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SALUMERIA CAPRI
GREAT ARANCINI MELANZANE PANINI
VINI and ???
MELANZANE PARMIGIANO
ARANCINI
AGLIANICO di BENEVENTO
My Beach Lunch at Da Luigi Beach Club
For a Day by The FARAGLIONI
CAPRI
 
 
The QUISISSANA
CAPRI
The CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY 
CAPRI
LEMONADE STAND
Via TRAGARA
CAPRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
Path to Da LUIGI
and FARAGLIONI
CAPRI
 
 
Da LUIGI
AT THE FARAGLIONI
Where I Like to SWIM
 
 
 
 
WHERE I SWIM at MARINA PICCOLO
With a View to The FARAGLIONI ROCKS
CAPRI
 
 
At The TOP of MONTE SOLARA
ANACAPRICAPRI

 
CAPRI TAXI
 
One of The Few Old Ones Left
 
 
 
HOTEL CARMENCITA
ANACAPRI
 
CAPRI, ITALY
CAPRI
View at GARDENS 
of CAESAR AUGUSTUS
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FAVORITE ITALIAN FOODS
 
And SECRET RECIPES 
All Photos Copyright 2015 
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
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