Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bay Of Naples - Not All Hot Air (Part 2)!

Bay Of Naples - Not All Hot Air (Part 2)! Although the area s past history is unmissable (see part 1), there is plenty to admire today about this famous area of Italy. Capri is a must. If you go during July and August the island is overrun with tourists. There are many ferries running from the various ports on the main land. Capri s port is very busy but you can escape the bedlam by heading for Anacapri by bus or taxi. Anacapri has splendid shops and restaurants but do take the chair lift to the summit. You can admire the panoramic view from the cafe on the summit. Of course, Capri town is a must see! The chic shops and a glimpse of a celeb is on offer. Be warned the town is extremely busy - only after the ferries have left can you really enjoy the town. Although a boat trip around the island is pleasant, the Blue Grotto is overrated. If Capri is said to be the playground of the rich and famous, Amalfi and particularly Positano are becoming more well-known. You can reach the resorts by bus, coach or boat. The coastline is dramatic but by road it is difficult to stop and admire the views. Positano is quainter than Amalfi with its narrow streets winding down to the pebble beach. The water is a sparkling blue and so inviting. A pair of sandles can be made on the spot for you and there are many artists in the streets to enjoy. The Italian food on offer must be sampled - there are many restaurants overlooking the bay. How better to finish the day with a magnificent view, fabulous meal and a glass of wine! If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main resorts, there are frequent buses (including open-top versions) to explore the villages and town in the hills on the peninsula. Enjoy true Italian hospitality in these towns and villages - sample a local dish or just enjoy the views, and abundant flora and fauna. There are many guide-books for those who want to enjoy a longer walk in the hills. Top Tips Use Public transport - trains and buses are cheap and frequent Avoid driving - Italian drivers are totally mad. Take the bus! Take plenty of water with you. Italian Property - Apartments are reasonably priced but for a quieter life try the smaller villages in the hills (the views are spectacular). Howard Farmer International Property 100s of Properties and New Developments selected from around the world - from Canada and USA to France, Italy, Spain in Europe to S Africa and Dubai. Large selection of Italian Property .

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