Bob and Grace in Italy

First time guests Bob and Grace from Michigan will enjoy their first trip with European Focus to Rome, the Amalfi Coast, the area around Orvieto, Florence, Pisa, Venice and more from October 3 to 14. The couple have been following European Focus for years and now it’s time for the first trip – everyone is […]

Party of four in Italy

Jennifer and Lin traveled with me before, this time they invite friends Ward and Karen for a 2-week adventure in Bella Italia. Highlights will include Rome (Arrival), the Amalfi Coast region centered around Amalfi and Ravello, Positano plus Florence, Pisa, Montepulciano and the Val d’Orcia, Montalcino and Pienza as highlights.

Spring Gets Us In An Italian Frame of Mind

February 28, 2015 Spring always makes us think of Italy. This is our favorite season in this beautiful land, with velvety green fields of wheat covering the landscapes of Tuscany, with brilliant sunshine on the Amalfi Coast and with temperatures comfortable and the Italians fresh and ready for the coming invasion of tourists. Restaurant owners […]

The Enchanting Amalfi Coast of Italy

April 28 Even though getting there can be a bit hairy at times with Italians driving far too fast for the conditions, tour buses taking up more than their share of the narrow, winding road which hugs a sheer drop off, the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy is worth every drop of sweat shed during […]

La Taverna di Masaniello great place to eat in Amalfi, Italy

We were referred to this friendly little Ristorante tucked away on a back street in the medieval heart of Amalfi by the receptionist at our hotel. We loved La Taverna di Masaniello so much that on the first night, after our plates were cleared and we pushed back with warm and satisfied bellies to make […]

View from our hotel in Amalfi

We don’t want to leave this place, but tomorrow we must. We’re moving on to visit Pompeii, then up to Orvieto, Umbria for two nights at a country inn. The highlight of a stay there is dinner. Look for mouth-watering images soon.

Relaxing in Amalfi

Our guests the Cain family from Texas relaxing over their breakfast on the terrace of our hotel overlooking Amalfi. Another perfect July morning.