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Angela
31-07-16, 21:25
As I mentioned in another thread, the newer cameras are just fabulous. I've been to these places numerous times, and these videos are absolutely true to life. It's as if you're actually there.

So...

Flight over the Amalfi coast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMTrMZ-K3eI

Expedia did this one and it's really good. A friend of mine sent me the link; she wanted to know if there was any way to track down the man who did the voice over. He does have a marvelous voice and accent. Speed dating isn't cutting it for her lately. :grin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCsSLb11RUQ

Sorrento in HD through the lens of one of our Spanish speaking visitors: This is usually our base of operations. It's so real looking I want to reach out and touch things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIbFoH15_Mw

Ravello is one of my favorite towns anywhere; if the end of the world comes, I want to meet it sitting in the gardens of the Villa Cimbrone. Of course, I'll have to chase out all the wedding parties so I can have some peace and quiet to replenish my soul:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf9OR4SLL3w

Positano: This travel vlogger is much too self-reverential for my taste (why he's so enamored is beyond me, but I say that a lot!)and I could do without the run down of outfits, but the visuals are not to be believed. I have no idea what camera is being used, but I want one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxNu9VZVwtE

I sometimes catch myself crying too; they're not the only ones. It's like sheer sensory overload,like Goethe. :)

This one is GREAT! Driving the Amalfi Coast in a classic Alfa Romeo Spider. This is definitely on my bucket list. I wonder how much it would cost to rent one? I have to get busy, though. This is even more challenging than Highway 1 in California so I have to do it before my motor skills and vision start to decline too much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCRDq23aWrQ

Food Lovers' Vacation on the Amalfi coast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtcSgb6zBE

Ischia: Not many Americans go there from what I saw, but LOTS of Germans. It's really lovely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qa_qqzkohg

There, I've gotten rid of the blues caused by the dark skies and pouring rain, and assuaged some of my homesickness too. :)

Wanderlust
01-08-16, 12:24
Herregud...I've been long convinced that anybody sensible, wants to be Italian. :cool-v: There's just too much mind blowing amazingness confined to one place.

The Amalfi Coast, Capri, the Dolomites, Tuscany, Venice, Florence, Padua, ROME--Italy's architectural and natural beauty (and how they are masterfully intertwined is a testament to Italian style) are the only Western European phenomena that I'd seriously consider abandoning my beloved Fjords for (and that's saying A LOT, coming from me). The Amalfi Coast, especially, personifies an easy, seductive, decadence of the senses that is hard to find anywhere else. Before I leave this world, I must own a piece of Italian soil. lol Just thinking about Italy expands my waistline and shrinks my pockets, but it's one of the few places in the world that genuinely makes me a happier person. Viva Italia.

Thanks for posting these!

Maleth
01-08-16, 16:01
stunning images and that old world feel I love so much. Closest I got was Sorrento close to Naples (and that has its own charm too). Since we are surrounded by Sea and have no mountains, we were lucky enough to be hosted with incredible hospitality (Its a sin for guests to pay type of thing) and made friends who live in the mountains and also visited the charming villages there which are defiantly OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. We were lucky enough to be there for carnival in one of the regions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxPJ0_0jeLs It has its roots in a pagan festivity. The scenery was spectacular. We were lucky to be driven around and visited so many places in the area including Lecce which is on the opposite side of the booth. An unforgettable experience.

Angela
01-08-16, 17:52
How marvelous, Maleth. I wish I'd been there.

During celebrations in some of these southern towns you can feel as if you're transported back thousands of years. I love it. I also love the warmth and the generosity of the people. They're more that way than my compatriots further north if I'm to be honest. That too is on a cline in Italy, I think. :)

I also love just people watching during the passeggiata. It's amazing how such a simple thing, such a simple custom, can be so much fun, yes? When we stay in Sorrento, we'll take day trips to Pompeii, or to Capri, or to one of the other towns like Ravello, but mostly we practice "dolce far niente". We get up, have a light breakfast, go to the bathing areas (flattened rock as you can see above) where we often nap, change and go have lunch, nap, and then get all dressed up for the passeggiata. Sometimes we'd be out until two or three, or later, even when the kids were little. I always "dress", but there I often feel "under-dressed", or not quite stylish enough. Such beautiful clothes, such beautiful people. I used to have to tell my husband to close his mouth because he looked like a fish gasping for air. :) Not that I was any better. Even the children got into the act as they got older. I told a friend recently that on a trip there when my daughter had just become a teenager, she told me she was going to count the beautiful guys; she gave up after about fifteen minutes because she was already up to 30 of something! As for my son, well, at the bathing club he used to take suspiciously long when he just "went for a walk"! Such good food too.

Americans don't go there very much, to Sorrento, I mean, but it's more moderately priced, although nothing is really moderately priced on the Amalfi coast, but it matters when you have to get multiple hotel rooms. Plus, it's easy to get anywhere else from there, and my children loved the night life. Some of the more "exclusive" resorts are more for the "newly-wed and nearly dead"! :) Well, not really, but lots of middle aged wealthy foreigners. More young people in Sorrento, often from Britain.

I don't know if I ever asked...do you have "White Nights" in Malta? We have a lot of them, especially in summer, and not just for adults or young adults. This one is specifically for kids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKVdEyjv1ZA

Maleth
01-08-16, 20:13
I don't know if I ever asked...do you have "White Nights" in Malta? We have a lot of them, especially in summer, and not just for adults or young adults. This one is specifically for kids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKVdEyjv1ZA

The Main one is in Valletta (actually called Notte Bianca) and it draws the crowds. All Museums are open for free and something going on in every corner. I make sure not too miss it every year and I visit places I did not visit from the year before as its impossible to be in every venue. This vid is a little sleepy but just to give an idea.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq9VWhK9nN8

Every town and village have their own all specializing in something, Chocolate, Ricotta so on and so forth, but done on a smaller scale. This is besides the week long Festas that normally fall in summer. Any excuse to be out and about :).

From this year we have this too called pageant of the seas concentrated round the harbour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3D4y7wINrU

Angela
02-08-16, 17:29
The Main one is in Valletta (actually called Notte Bianca) and it draws the crowds. All Museums are open for free and something going on in every corner. I make sure not too miss it every year and I visit places I did not visit from the year before as its impossible to be in every venue. This vid is a little sleepy but just to give an idea.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq9VWhK9nN8

Every town and village have their own all specializing in something, Chocolate, Ricotta so on and so forth, but done on a smaller scale. This is besides the week long Festas that normally fall in summer. Any excuse to be out and about :).

From this year we have this too called pageant of the seas concentrated round the harbour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3D4y7wINrU

Exactly the same. They're so much fun. Other than buying some food, it doesn't cost a thing, either.

In Liguria itself, a lot of them are also related to the sea.

The big difference in terms of the "Notte Bianca" is that in the north it's basically all modern music, whereas in the south a big part of it can be about "modernized" folkoric music like the tamurriata, the pizzica, and the tarantella. We've lost a lot of that; very few people know them or do them.