Thursday, April 18, 2019

Notre Dame de Paris Tribute Art

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Notre Dame

EDWARD HOPPER

Paris

 

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Notre Dame

Andre Chapuy

 

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Notre Dame

PARIS

Jean Francois Raffaelli

 

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Notre Dame

Unknown Artist

 

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Notre Dame

In Front of Ground Zero - France

IL d' CITE

Paris

 

On 15 April 2019, just before 18:50 CEST, a fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. By the time the fire was extinguished fifteen hours later, the building's spire and roof had collapsed and its interior, upper walls, and windows had been severely damaged; even more extensive damage to the interior was prevented by the stone vaulted ceiling, which largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed. Many works of art and other treasures were evacuated early in the emergency, but many others were damaged or destroyed. The cathedral's two pipe organs, and its three 13th-century rose windows, suffered little or no damage. No person, firefighter or civilian, was killed by the fire.

President Emmanuel Macron promised the country would restore the cathedral and launched a fundraising campaign which brought in pledges of €800 million within 24 hours. It has been estimated that restoration could require twenty years or more.

Construction of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris") began in the 12th century, using stonework for the walls and vault and wood for the main roofs and spire. The original flèche (spire) lasted until 1383, its replacement was lost in a 1630 fire, and a third was damaged by wind and removed between 1786 and 1791; the spire lost in the fire, made of lead-covered oak and designed by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, was added in the mid-19th century. The cathedral was listed as part of the "Paris, Banks of the Seine" UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

In recent years the cathedral suffered significantly from crumbling stonework, primarily due to environmental pollution; for example, acid rain attacks limestone. In 2014, the Ministry of Culture estimated the cost of the renovation work needed by the cathedral at €150 million.

In 2016, the Archdiocese of Paris launched an appeal to raise €100 million over the following five to ten years to meet the costs of maintenance and restoration. At the time of the fire, it was undergoing renovations on the spire, estimated to cost €6 million. Steel scaffolding had been erected around the roofs.

 

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Positano The Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

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WELCOME to BEAUTIFUL POSITANO

And The ULTIMATE GUIDE to EVERYTHING POSITANO

EAT - DRINK - SLEEP - EXPLORE - SWIM - PLAY - GET AROUND

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The MAIN Beach at Positano

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Pulling Into POSITANO

This is a Great Car ... But it's Best to Leave the Car at Home

GETTING to POSITANO

The BEST WAY

There are several ways to get to Positano, either by Bus, Car, or Boat, and some ways are much better than other ones. 

If you are FLYING into the AIRPORT in Naples, you can get Affordable Ground Transportation , directly from the Airport to Sorrento, where you can take a spectacular Bus Ride, or Ferry Boat directly from Sorrento right to the center of Positano. 

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DREAM VACATION - COOKING CLASSES -FOOD - WINE & SIGHTSEEING

Of NAPLES POSITANO The AMALFI COAST ...  "Vacation of a Lifetime."

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Le SIRENUSE

A DREAM PLACE to STAY

If You Can't Afford to Stay Here

You've Got to Hang Out Here at Least Once on Stay

FRANCO'S BAR si a Great Spot for Late Afternoon or Early Evening APERTIVO

With The Most Amazing View 

Other Hotels

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POSITANO

Wish You Were There ???

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Positano Getting There

Recipes

NAPOLI DAY TOURS to POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST

ITALY

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How to Get There

Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. arrive by FERRARI

in "ONLY YOU"

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WHERE to STAY

This is Where Billy Zane, Marisa Tomei , and Robert Downey Jr. Stayed

Le SIRENUSE HOTEL

"ONLY YOU"

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WHERE to EAT

in POSITANO

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Best Beaches

In POSITANO

ITALY

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Lo SMERALDO

AMALFI

WHERE to EAT on The AMALFI COAST

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MAPS of POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST

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SUNDAY SAUCE

Cooking Like

The You're in Positano

The AMALFI COAST

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Visit POMPEII - POSITANO - AMALFI COAST SIGHTSEEING TOUR

With PIZZA CLASS  / LUNCH in SORRENTO

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Clark Gable with Sophia Loren

Movie's Set on Capri

Naples and The AMALFI COAST

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The Path of The Gods

POSITANO

The AMLFI COAST

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Cheapest Budget  Hotels

In POSITANO

The AMLFI COAST

ITALY

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VIEW From Le SIRENUSE

Thee PLACE to STAY in POSITANO

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CASA ALBERTINA  ... Positano

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Look at This View ??? !!!!

How'd You like to Have Your Breakfast Here ?

One of Our ALL-TIME FAVORITES CASA ALBERTINA

POSITANO

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Casa Albertina

LUXYURY For LESS

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Beautifully Appointed Rooms 

Casa Albertina is a wonderful 1st Class little family run Hotel that is perfectly situated so you get a nice view of the town from just a little way up, yet a short easy teen minute walk to the Beach and Center of Positano. 

I first discovered Casa Albertina way back in 1986 and had 3 glorious days staying there. The son Lorenzo gave me a special rate, seeing I was a young man (22) and probably didn't have much cash. This hotel is beautifully appointed and the entire staff provides the most friendly service. Casa Albertina is an Absolute Gem.

Note : The first time I stayed at CASA ALBERTINA was the Summer of 1986. The owners sone Lorenzo gave me a special rate of $79 a night, and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The next year when I came back, the price had gone up to $119 a night. When I checked the prices in May of 2018, the rate was $279 a night, and actually a reasonable rate for the quality of this hotel, which is not super deluxe, but does make it in to the luxury category of hotels.

CASA ALBERTINA ... Via Tavolozza 3  ... POSITANO , ITALY  ... Reserve a Room .

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Me at Casa Albertina

Breakfast with Nicoletta

Summer 1986

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BUCA di BACCO .... Positano

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View From a Room

HOTEL BUCA di BACCO

HOTEL BUCA di BACC  ... Via Rama Teglia 4 ... Positano, Italy ...  tel. 39 081 1892 2289 Click to Book a Room at Buca di Bacco

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Le SIRENUSE

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Le SIRENUSE

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The POOL

Le SIRENUSE

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A Room at Le Sirenuse

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View From Terrace Bar at Le Sirenuse

Le SIRENUSE HOTEL ... Via C. Colombo 30 , Positano, Italy .. tel. 39 0862 060556 Click Here to Book a Room at Le SIRENUSE HOTEL

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View from the SANPIETRO

One of The Worlds Most Renowned Hotels

Stay There

For The DREAM VACATION of a LIFETIME

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One of The SAN PIETRO'S FABULOUS Rooms

Your Own Private Balcony

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SUNDAY SAUCE

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HOTEL ART PASTEA

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View from the Terrazzo at Hotel Art Pastea

POSITANO

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Lounge at HOTEL ART PASITEA

Free Wifi, Free Breakfast, Beautiful Views, afforadble Prices ...

HOTEL ART PASITEA  .... Via Pasitea   207, Positano, Italy 

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HOTEL DIMORA FORNILLO

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View from the Terrazzo at Hotel Dimora Fornillo

POSITANO

A Room with a VIEW

Hotel Dimora Fornillo

HOTEL DIMORA FORNILLO ... Via Fornillo 27 , POSITANO

About 200 Steps up to the Hotel from the Beach and Center of town. AC Free Wifi ... Free BREAKFAST    Reserve a Room

VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA

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View From VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA

If You're on a Budget, Villa Maria Antonietta is on of The Best Options in Town ...

Posiitano has to be one of the hardest place in the World to find a hotel room, and in the Budget Category, almost but not Impossible. Villa Maria Antonietta is one of your best options if you want to pay less than $150 US Dollars a night. It's almost impossible finding a room here in the high season (April to Mid October).  You have a much better chance getting a room here in the off-season when you can get a room for about $96 a night (US Dollars).

I first stayed here in the Summer of 1985, and was recommended this place by the late Poet RENE RICARD. At the time I paid $40 a night, so considering the way things have skyrocketed here in Positano, that you can get a room for about double the price in 2018, that's pretty reasonable.

The accommodations are basic, but most important, they are clean, the location is Fantastic, you are in Positano and it's relatively Cheap.

If you want to stay in in Summer, Book Far in Advance !!!

Just 1,900 Feet from the Main Beach and Marina to catch Boats (Ferries) coming and going to Positano. 

VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA ... Via C. Colombo 41 , POSITANO , ITALY 

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HOTEL CONCA D' ORO

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Hotel Conca D' Oro

Positano

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HOTEL CONCA D' ORO

POSITANO

Afforadable with Average Room Rate of $145 a Night US Dollars

150 Steps Up, about a 15 Minute Walk to The Main Beach

HOTEL CONCA D' ORO  .... Via Boscariello 16 ,   POSITANO , ITALY   Info

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TIPS on GETTING a ROOM in POSITANO and The AMALFI COAST

Positano has to be without question one of the hardest places in the World for the Budget minded to get a hotel room. There are not many options, as most hotels, the prices are astronomical priced. Seriously! This being said, it's not impossible and there are some options available.

We have Compiled a List of Several Affordable (Cheapest Hotel Rooms in POSITANO) Options for the Budget Minded. It wasn't easy, but we did it.

It goes without sayint that's it's markedly more dificult to find a reasonably priced room here during the high season which runs from mid April to mid September, with mid May to the first weel of Septemeber being super busy.

This all being said, if it's possible for you to go in October or April, these two months might be your best possible option. If you have plenty of cash and can afford to pay $300 or more a night for a hotel room, then you won't have as much as a problem.

The other alternative to see Positano if you want to go during the High Season, is to stay in another town like, Paiano right next door to Positano, or Minori, Sorrento or other town near by, and take a bus or Boat to visit Positano, have a nice lunch and do some sightseeing.

Good Luck!

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MANGIA ITALIANO

MEMORIES of POSITANO

EATING on THE AMALFI COAST

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At BUCA di BACCO

Positano , Italy Yes a Wonderful Ristornate Amazing View Great Food Excellet Service ... This Hotel and Restaurant is a mainstay of the hugely popular town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Everythin about the place is First Class, the hotel of course , the restaurant and a friendly professional staff of waiter, BBs, host, Chef, cooks, and all who work at this establishment. I've eaten here numerous times since 1985, and it's always been a great experience including my latest trip this past May with my cousin Tony. We went for lunch, this was my cousin Tony's first time, and he loved as I always have. I think I created a Monster when my cousin Tony said let's get a bottle of Champagne and a suggested we might get a good quality Italian Sparkling Wine. A few days before we were at Lo Smeraldino Ristorante right on the water in Amalfi. I ordered the Ferrari "Perle" Brut 2007. It was wonderful and Tony was hooked, he loved it, and wanted to get it at almostevry restaurant we went to for the rest of the trip. Now back to Buco di Bacco. Tony scanned the Wine List at Buco, he found the Ferrari "Perle" and ordered another bottle (Vintage 2010). We started drinking it and as with the 5 or so bottles of this wine we had on te trip, it was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed. Now when it came to ordering, for Antipasto we got an order of Melanzane Parmigiano (Eggplant Parm) and some grilled vegetables. Now, though we both love eating Seafood when down on the Amalfi Coast, when we saw Meatballs (Polpette) on the menu, we both ordered some. I ordered a plate of Spaghetti Meatballs while Tony ordered just Meatballs minus any pasta.

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The BAR at BUCO Di BACCO

The service as usual was excellent, it was a absolutley gorgeous day in Positano and we were both a couple of Happy Campers outside on the lower Terrazzo of Buca Di Bacco. We both commented on how relaxing and peaceful it felt sitting there on the deck and we both sat back and thorughly enjoyed the whole experience and good fortune to having lunch there at such a nice restaurant in the beautiful town of Positano n the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Yes, we knew we were lucky and we were most certainly greatful to be sharing such a memorable meal together, two Italian-American cosuins in Italy in Positano, The Amalfi Coast. Basta !

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The WINE LIST

BUCA Di BACCO

Since 1916

POSITANO

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BUCO di BACCO

POSITANO  ... I won't give you the adress, as you can't miss it. The Hotel and Ristorante BUCA di BACCO is front and center, right at the main beach in the center of town in Positano. If by some insane reason you have a problem finding it, just ask, it's right down near the water.  telephone :  39 081 837 0723

PS ... If you can Affor It? The Hotel is Wonderful.

Da VINCENZO

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A Great View of POSITANO from a outdoor table at Da VINCENZO

That's the terrazzo of Caffe Positano where all the people are stiing outside, which if you started going to Positano long ago, you may know that spot as the old BAR DeMARTINO, one of my favorite places ever in Positano, but sadly no longer there. Anyway, this is a spectacular spot to get an Apertivo, have lunch or dinner, and just injoy the moment and the beauty before you, and just how "Lucky" you are to be in this Gorgeous Place, known as Positano. Enjoy!

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Italian Cookbook Author (Me)

Daniel Bellino Zwicke, Enjoying Lunch

at Da VINCENZO

Been Going there Since 1985

Positano

Yes, I started going to Da Vincenzo way back in 1985. Ever Since my first trip to the lovely little Seaside Town on The Amalfi Coast, that was yet to be discover by the masses all around the World. Yes, there were people who had heard about this gorgeous place, but not nearly as many as do now. Yes, Positano for the most part was still relatively un-known back then. That's before Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. made the movie ONLY YOU that brought the town to the attention of so many more Millions of people then had ever even heard of the palce before. Anyway Cei la Vie.

Now back to Rene Ricard and myself and how I discovered and went to Da Vincenzo way back in the Summer of 1985 (Bar DeMartino also). It was just a few days befor my long awaited first trip to Italy, Spain, and the South of France when as I waas walking down 2nd Avenue one night I ran into my friend Alma who was with the Poet RENE RICARD. We were all chatting on the street when I emntioned my trip. When I said I was going to Rome, Venice, and positano, Rene got quite excited and told me the best places to go to in Rome, Venice and Positano. So besides all the info Rene gave me on Rome and Venice, he told me all about Positano and where to stay and where to eat which included going to Da Vincenzo where Rene told me I'd get the Best Plate of SPAGHETTI VONGOLE that Id' ever have in my entire life.

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View From a Table at La CAMBUSA

La CAMBUSA ... Piazza A. Vespucci / Spiaggi Grande  POSITANO ... tel # 39 089 812051 .

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Linguine Frutta di Mare , La CAMBUSA .

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La CAMBUSA

PIAZZA A. VESPUCCI

POSITANO

La CAMBUSA

Out of most of the places we went in Positano this was easily best. They are so friendly and the food was perfect while overlooking the beach. Our first night they were about to close and stayed open for us to get a light bite and a great bottle of wine and we told them we would be back and they didn’t not disappoint. The seafood pasta was amazing and once again the staff was accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this place more. Enjoy Positano and really get to know the people because it’s a great place.

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Le PERGOLA

La CAMBUSA

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La CAMBUSA and The Piazza Amerigo Vespucci

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LATTERIA "Alimentari"  ... Via Pastea   , POSITANO

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LATTERRIA

"Some of The BEST FOOD in All of POSITANO"

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FRITTATA FORMAGIA ARANCINI PANINI MELANZANE SALUMI e FRUTTA

The Selection at "LATTERIA" is AMAZING

And You Can Take it out and Eat on Their Lovely Little Terrazzo

"I Did"

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The Terrazzo at "LATTERIA ALIMENTARI"

We just lucked out and stumbled into this place for sandwiches while we waited for check in time at our hotel. We took them down to the beach and ate them on benches. Several people came up and asked where we got them! They were delicious and SO reasonably priced. Fantastic! .

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The GIRLS at Latteria Positano

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Eat out on The Terrace or Take Out to Your Hotel Room or Apartment

or for Your BEACH LUNCH

They've got everything you need : Water, Wine, Sandwiches, Fruit, Rice Balls, Cheese, Salami, Eggplant Parmigiano, Frittata, Olives, Sweets, evrything. .

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Daily Specials at LATERIA POSITANO

 

DELIKATESSAN

 

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Delikatessan

Yes another deli  (Salumeria). Beleive it or not, Salumerias / Rosticcerias have some of the best food in almost every city in Italy, and so is the case in Positano with Latteria Deli and here at Delikatessen. We decided to grab some food to take back some food to enjoy on our balcony. The food was of great quality and very reasonably priced. We bought some Pasta, Panini, and Eggplant, Arancini (Rice Balls) . Everyhtng was super tasty. They make greay Sandwiches (Panini) taht a great to take along with some Fruit and Arancini for an awesome Beach Lunch. If you are staying in Positano for a while and don't want to eat out all the time then this is a great option. They have a great wine selection if you like to do as we do and keep a bottle or two back at our room , as well asfruit and  bottled water which you always need.

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Look at This Awesome Panino

Eggplant, Salami, Mozzarella, Peppers

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One of the Girls at DELICATESSEN

DEICATESSEN .... Via Mulini 5 , POSITANO
 

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View from Beach Club at Music on The Rocks

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"My own personal Favorite Beach in Positano"

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Arienzo Beach

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Spiaggi Grande

The Main Beach of Positano

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Fornillo Beach is a Great Spot with Several Nice Bars and Restaurants

POSITANO

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3D BEACH MAP

of POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST 

 

INSIDER TIP

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Insider Tip

Are You Looking for a Reasonably Price Drink with a Great View?

Go to The PARADISE LOUNGE .. Good Drink w/ a World Class View

For LESS !

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The Boat to Da ALDOLFO

POSITANO

at LAURITO BEACH

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Map of Positano and its Beaches

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BEST of NAPLES

PIZZA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

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TAKE a DREAM VACATION

COOKING CLASS -WINE - SIGHTSEEING

ALL INCLUSIVE VACATION of NAPLES and The AMALFI COAST

7 DAY TOUR INCLUDES 6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS

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NEW YORK - ROME - VENICE

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DOOR to DOOR to YOUR HOTEL on The AMALFI COAST

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ROME to POSITANO

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POSITANO

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Direct From ROME

 

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