Golfo dei Poeti: Portovenere

See the mountains kiss high Heaven And the waves clasp one another; No sister-flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother, And the sunlight clasps the earth And the moonbeams kiss the sea: What is all this sweet work worth If thou not kiss me? —from Love’s Philosophy, by Percy Bysshe Shelley Named after… Read More

Camogli and San Fruttuoso

Per la strada che porta a Camogli Andava un uomo con sette mogli Ed ogni moglie aveva sette sacchi Ed in ogni sacco c’erano sette gatti Tra gatti, sacchi e moglie In quanti andavano a Camogli? On the road to Camogli Went a man with seven wives And every wife had seven sacks And in… Read More

Portofino

Charming and colorful, Portofino is picturesque and continues to be one of the most photographed villages along Liguria’s coast.   Once a hideaway for illicit trysts and paparazzi dodging movie stars, Portofino has long been a popular destination for the rich and famous arriving by yachts or in sleek sports cars.  A place also to be… Read More

Bella Italia: Amalfi Coast

Today is the first day of summer! In celebration, this morning my family and I are listening to Italian music – a mixture of Italian children’s music from my son’s weekly Italian music class and Putumayo’s Italian Cafe. We’re excited because we’ll soon be headed to Italy for our summer vacation! Until then, I thought I’d… Read More