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The best views of Positano

Positano is a small town on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, just south of Naples. This part of the Italian coastline is marked by steep cliffs that seemingly plunge into the depths of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea so it truly is amazing how a town could ever have been built on these precarious slopes. Positano today is a charming town with cheery pastel-coloured houses stacked atop one another. The views of the town and the sea are simply breathtaking and these two spots sure provide some of the best views from above. Imagine a room with one of these views!

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Palazzo Murat

Views of Positano from Palazzo Murat

Hotel Poseidon

The view from Hotel Poseidon

The view from Hotel Poseidon

Punta Regina

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Or a glorious seaview from Punta Regina near Positano.

Note: this post was brought to you in partnership with The Luxer Travel.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 Europe 1 Comment

St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City

One of many great things to do in the Vatican City is to climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica, that’s if you’re not afraid of narrow, curvy staircases! The view from the top of St. Peter’s Square and Rome is phenomenal!

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 Europe 1 Comment

Aqueduct in Lucca

The Nottolini aqueduct (named after its architect, Lorenzo Nottolini) was built in the 19th century to carry water from the springs on Monte Pisano to Lucca in the Tuscan region of Italy. With its 400 arches stretching more than 3km, it is a wondrous sight. There’s a path along the aqueduct which is great for a walk or a bike ride. Eco guide organises lovely tours in and around Lucca, including walks and bike rides along the aqueduct.

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Monday, August 20th, 2012 Europe No Comments

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

The famous Roman city of Pompeii was completely destroyed by an eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Today, Pompeii is one of Italy’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing visitors from around the world who come here to explore the ruins of the city and admire it’s impressive frescoes and statues. Wherever you are in the city, the cone of Mt. Vesuvius looms large in the distance, a reminder of the city’s tragic fate.

Read the accompanying posts: ‘The Faces of Pompeii‘ and ‘Aerial views of Mt. Vesuvius‘.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 Europe 1 Comment

Chocolate delights in Lucca

Lucca is a lovely historic town in northern Tuscany, Italy. Famous for its Renaissance architecture, including its magnificent Cathedral and the Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca is also home to more edible delights like chocolates. :-)

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Chocolate & pistachio shavings. YUM!

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Tools made of chocolate!

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 Europe No Comments

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