Can you say Amalfi...

The Amalfi Coast, or Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore,Praiano and Positano.
Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity.

Today's post was suggested by Lil Bee ... the lucky girl got to spend time there on her honeymoon #2! Lil Bee "spent a couple days in Capri. We stayed at La Minerva in Capri, which was really cute"... "This boutique hotel in Capri is pretty in blue and white, with sea views, in a quiet part of town." Notice they put PINK tulips in the room just for us!

Look at this spectacular view of Capri... let's go see it up close...

Love the colourful architecture... I think I see a tint of PINK...
Perhaps we should hop on a boat and take a little cruise up and down the coast...Food on the Amalfi Coast and Cilento fall under the greater category of Campania Food, since they are both parts of that Region. In general you will find out yourself that the ingredients are very fresh and the local kitchen is superb. An outstanding gourmet's paradise! The Mozzarella di Buffalo from this region is famous. As an appetiser select Caprese (not named after Capri for nothing) which is fresh Mozzarella with even fresher tomatoes and Basil.

The people of Campania are renowned for their fish and seafood specialties. All alongthe Amalfi and Cilento coasts cooks tenderise octopus by stewing it in a sealed clay pot with olive oil, garlic, capers, olives, and parsley or with chili and tomatoes. Squid and cuttlefish are boiled and served in salads, stuffed and baked, or fried into crunchy rings. Mussels and clams are cooked with a whisper of wine and tossed with handmade pasta or added to seafood salads.

Love outdoor eating and drinking and people watching in Amalfi... According to Lil Bee "The thing about Italy is everywhere you eat is delicious, and the views are all unbelievable."More PINK flowers for our visit... yummy spot for breakfast... The Villa Lara in Amalfi is where Lil Bee stayed and made day trips to Positano and Ravello. Watch out for the birds... A day in Positano... crowded beach with a sea of umbrellas...Off to see more beautiful sites in the gardens of Ravello...
Oooh to stay and look out this window to beautiful gardens below...I'm going to stay a little longer and smell the flowers... and then I'm head to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to see what all the PINK girls are up to for this PINK Saturday... you better go take a peek too! Thank you Lil Bee for a fabulous virtual getaway!

Don't Forget to come shop at "Fifi-by's Art Auction" on Tuesday... Italian themed artwork will be up for auction... grab your number paddles... I've got my gavel!

Information and via Wikipedia and Authentic Italy.

48 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

gorgeous! I went there a long time ago and I'm due to go back!!! sure I am.

vicki archer said...

Thanks for the gorgeous tour on this wintery day, xv.

I'ts Cosmic Rock... said...

Hello! Thank you for posting this! What a wonderful place it is! I've visited the Island of Ischia, (that's located not far from Capri...) some years ago and had a wonderful time! The sea is this beautiful deep, deep, blue! I couldn't take my eyes off it! And the flowers: the bouganvielles!! Absolutley devine! I'd love to go back one day...maybe next year!

Tinsie said...

Looks fabulous! I want to be there NOW!!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a beautiful virtual trip to Capri! Oh...be still my heart...I can hear the birds, smell the food, feel the sun....Aaaaaahhh!
Happy Pink Saturday, Fifi!

corine @ hidden in france said...

You're killing me. Going there is my deepest longing.

Beverly said...

You always transport us to beautiful places with pink offerings. I love it.

Happy Pink Saturday.

G. Bloom said...

Happy pink Saturday! As always your post are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing if feel like I was there.
Gina

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh wow. I am in love. Gorgeous scenery. Only had a minute here but I will be back to really check things out. lovely painting too. I will dream warmth all day now. :)

Mim said...

The Amalfi coast drive is scary as hell, but it is SO worth it when you get there. We stayed in Ravello at a haunted hotel - gorgeous gorgeous place - no wonder the ghost didn't want to leave.

Callie Grayson said...

Fifi, Again you take me away on a wonderful holiday away from this cold weather.
Capri is an amazing place, beautiful and breath taking. I remember going to the blue grotto. the small boat we took out to the grotto fit 4 people and the water was so inky blue.
Then we went through this tiny little hole in the side of a cliff (we had to duck down in the boat as not to hit our heads)
once inside, dark then my eyes adjusted and WOW brilliant sparkly blue! I had never seen anything like it. One of my friends jumped in the water, he was in pure giggly delight! he had always wanted to swim inside the blue grotto since a child and well, he got his chance!
I need to find my photos....

J and Z said...

hoping that I get there someday...beautiful! happy pink saturday!

Ivy Lane said...

What a magical place! I especially like the photos of the cafe and the beach umbrellas. Just got back last Monday from a trip to the Caribbean! Pop on over for a few of the pics..if you get a chance..

Paul Anater said...

Thanks for the pleasant diversion on a Saturday! I was in Amalfi last May and spent what were truly the most magical two weeks of my life there. That gardens of the Villa Cimbrone in Ravello are something out of a fairy tale, my photos fail to capture how that place really looks. I think some places just have to be experienced firsthand. Ahhhh. Thank you again!

White Iris Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! What views!
The pink tulips make quite a statement! Love them!

Fifi Flowers said...

Cosmic Rock... Ischia sounds wonderful... I would love to go see it in person!!! Thanks for sharing!

Tinsie... It does look FAB! Perhaps if you close your eyes and click your feet together and say there's no place like Amalfi! hmmmm

Corrine... I'm sorry... it is meant to entertain, not kill you!

Beverly... thank you for your PINK Saturdays! Next week we wil be going to another FAB location with hints of PINK of course! Yesss... add me to your list!

G.Bloom... it is my pleasure to put together these posts... they take me away too!

Cris... thanks for popping in for a minute... enjoy your day full of warmth!

Ivy Lane... It does look magical! Lukcy you off on vacation again... I'll be over in a few moments to see your latest adventure!

White Iris... I almost painted those tulips...actually I still might... I ran out of time... sigh!

Char said...

gorgeous paintings and I do so adore tulips

TRES BELLE said...

Beautiful scenery! Great painting!

Fifi Flowers said...

Char... love those pink tulips! Tulip paintings coming SOON!

Tres Belle... it is hard not to paint with all this beauty!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is so beautiful tour. Thanks Fifi for this traveling information!

Cassoulet Cafe said...

GORGEOUS. This reminds me of my trip to Cinque Terra....ahhhh....this just transported me back. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Cassoulet... I am happy to transport you! ENJOY!

Renae said...

Please paint the pink tulips, they are among my favorites!

michelle said...

I forgot that I want to go there too! Too many places to count now! Everyone who has been there raves about it.

Your artwork continually amazes me! You are so prolific!

Thanks for the great pics, now I'm going to google earth to look at the coast...

Best..

Mama said...

WOW Fifi, France last weekend, Italy this weekend, my suitcase is taking a battering, but what a wonderful battering (smiles) Hubby took me to Ischia (practically next door to Capri) for my 50th in 2007, we swam in the deep blue waters and watcher the vivid Orange sunsets, perfection, I even had hubby my two children and six Italian waiters sing happy birthday to me, did I say perfection, your paintings are perfect too, will be at fifiby's for sure on Tuesday.

The Lil Bee said...

FIFI! I literally gasped and threw my hand over my mouth when I saw the paintings you did from my photos. GORGEOUS! This was so so so much fun. You are so talented to whip those images up in such a short time. And I love that you included so many details about the food and culture.

P.S. Callie--Paulie and I did the same trip through the blue grotto. Unbelievable, right?!

FIFI-thank you again for including me in this fantastic series. Such an honor!

Sue Daly said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Beautiful pictures.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I came back to visit the Amalfi coast. It is so Beautiful looking. so many movies have Positano in them and I am in awe of that place. But I notice that someone said it is a steep drive there and I hate heights so I am happy to be able to visit here. Thanks again for this virtual visit. sigh

Fifi Flowers said...

Renae... OK OK.. I painted the PINK tulips... I will post them SOON!

Michelle... How FUN is google earth! Great way to see the world!

Mama... stick with me and you'll go places!

HELLO LIL BEE... Glad you liked YOUR post! I have 2 more paintings coming and YOU will be receiving frameable notecards of these paintings as soon as you send me your address via email! Thank you again!

Sue... Happy Pink Saturday to you too... Italy is a beautiful place!

Cris... Glad you stopped back by... you are safe on my site... the roads HERE are not steep!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Amalfi....nectar of the Gods!!

Gorgeous!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That water is some of the most beautiful I've ever seen! And I love your paintings, Fifi! They are delightful.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

Linda... it does look gorgeous!

Magpie... I would love to see it in person!

KayEllen said...

beautiful Fifi!!!
Stunning shots and art;0)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Smiles,
KayEllen

farmhouse wares said...

Thanks! I needed this on this snowy day.

The Muse said...

Sorry I'm so late in posting my comments...work has taken me on a few travels as of late...but now that I am able, I certainly wanted to "visit".

Our cottage, The Painted Nest is not abundant in PINK (gasp, I know, LOL) nonetheless the fun continues, as I participated in this past Sat. Pink Posting... :)

Happy to be here this evening...i am closing my eyes and dreaming..as your post has bid me too!!! :) Oh lovely!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Gorgeous. Amazing. Beautiful! I saw your work on Callie Grayson's site & fell in love!

heidi said...

wish i was there RIGHT NOW. *sigh*

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, this is incredible. hugs ~lynne~

Megan Coyle said...

That looks wonderful--it makes me wish that summer could get here already so I can go on vacation :)

Millie said...

Oooh Miss Fifi - I'm only back from vacation today & your dreamy post makes me want to go again - you are very naughty! This part of the Italian coast has always been high on my 'Must Go Soon' list, but I think you've just helped elevate it to #1!
Millie ^_^

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I so want to be there!

Renee Finberg said...

i still have not been to amalfi !!

when i was a kid, i thought i would
H O N E Y M O O N there..........

i have honeymooned alright, but i keep saving it for the perfect man and marriage.
so........needless to say ,
i have never been to amalfi.

littlebyrd said...

This looks devine!

lunarossa said...

Dear Fifi, what a fantastic post! Beautiful photos, painting and story! Thank you thank you thank you from an Italian living abroad who dreams of Italy every night (when she does not dream of George Clooney, of course!!!). The Costiera Amafitana is really as beautiful as it looks in the photos and they have the best pizza in the world! It is so good that it does not even taste like pizza ....Ciao. Antonella

please sir said...

Oh my gosh - I want to go there RIGHT NOW!

Scintilla said...

What a lovely write up ! If I didn't know the place already, I'd want to go there myself just on the basis of what you said ...

amy said...

i love amalfi and that whole area! i consider myself so lucky to have spent a bit of time there!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I had a boss that used to go on and on about the Amalfi Coast. I can see why! :-)

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