View From The TOp of Monte Solaro, Capri, Italy
with Faroglionni Rocks below …
copyright 2015 Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
A Classic View
VIEW of MARINA GRANDE CAPRI
MARINA PICOLO CAPRI
with FARAGLIONI ROCKS in Distance
A Typical Italian Breakfast
CAPPUCCINO e un CORNETTO
My Favorite Lemonade Stand in Italy
Behind the famed Quississana Hotel
Across From CAESAR AUSUSTUS 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 affordle. I stayed ther in 1988, but stayed
in Anacapri this time at The Hotel Carmencita
Me at My Favorite Restorante in Positano
With My ANtipasto of Polpo al Griglia e Carciofi Fritte
and a Nice Glass of Greco di Tufo local wine …
al Solotaria Restorante, Anacapri
The AMALFI COAST
View From The Terrazza at VILLA MARIA in Minori
LEMON GROVES at Villa Maria, Minor, Italy
WORLD’S BEST BREAKFAST
World’s BestBreakfast? 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 madening 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; Antipast 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 chnace to do, and I reccommend 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 Minaori at
the wonderful Caffe Riso (Best Caffe & Pastry in Town)
and drove me u 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-chattted 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 wantedd 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!
con Vino Bianco Vincenzo
MARIA & VINCENZO
Agroturismo Villa Maria
ME & VINCENZO
When Italian-americans Cook
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
When Italian-Americans Cook
Spaghetti con Cozze
SPAGHETTI with MUSSELS
Classic Veiw of Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Salumaria De Martino, Capri
Sopresetta e Provola Affumicatto
View From Villa Cimbrone ‘s Terrace of Infinity
Ravello on The Amalfi Coast Italy
All Photos Copyright 2015 Daniel Bellino-Zwicke