martedì 19 maggio 2009

O sole mio!

My mother has just come back from a trip in the Naples area...marvellous places!
Naples is one of my favourite cities...stunnings monuments, sea, sun, Vesuvio, delicious food and very nice people...and the villages around are all very famous...Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, Sorrento...the isles of Capri, Ischia, Procida...many artist, poets, writers took their inspiration from these paradises..

Carl Wilhelm Götzloff 1837

Naples is very famous for its music too...when I was in Beijing, the taxi driver started to sing o sole mio as soon as he knew that I was Italian...
...and of course is very famous for pizza....

...lemons (do you know Limoncello, the typical lemon liquor???), cedars and for red horns! They're goodluck charms...Italians are very superstitious!

I give you all a virtual red horn....good luck!!!!

40 commenti:

dollystar ha detto...

Amo Napoli, una bella città, pazza per il traffico, per i rumori delle voci che solo le grande cittá sopportano; bella per suoi posti, per il vesuvio, per la gente ; per le canzoni napolitane che toccano l' anima dei turisti...tanto bella, tanto poetica...meno male che la porto anche nel mio cognome!
Abbracio Dolly

Marie-Ange ha detto...

J'ai seulement aperçu Naples lorsque je me suis rendue en Calabre !
Je rêve de découvrir cette cité fascinante et ... manger enfin une vraie bonne pizza !
Merci pour tes photos gourmandes qui mettent l'eau à la bouche dès le petit matin (rire) !
Je t'embrasse et te souhaite une très belle journée.

Mila ha detto...

city rich of history, views unequalledand....and synonymous of pizza ;)!
Mila :)

Weißer Vintagezauber ha detto...

Dear Vale,
mmmmmmmmhhhhh fine,........ pizza!!!
The name called for the clematis
"Wilde Clematis" (forest shoot)!!!!!
I hope i can help!!!
Many greetings,

manon 21 ha detto...

je ne connais pas Naples,mais tu me donnes envie!!!!
Merci de tes visites.
bonne journée.
(mais je connais le limoncello****rire)


Pysselpalatset ha detto...

Mille gratzi..... LOL.. my Italianic is not the best... Thanks anyhow for the Red horn... I love Limoncelli... Lov Jeanette

ivanohe ha detto...

Hello, I don't know Naples , but I know LImoncello. I make a dessert with this liquor ,and amaretto biscuits,red fruits jam, mascarpone. It's marvellous.BIG HUGS. Cosette

Ainosofia ha detto...

Greetings <3
ainosofia from Finland

English style ha detto...

That Pizza looks verry delightful !
warm hug and a nice day !

Pasjonatka ha detto...

Hello, I don,t know Naples and I don't know Limoncello, but now I'll try :) Your pizza looks very tastefully!
Thank You for visiting my blog and for nice words. I wish you nice week, Paulina

anita ha detto...

Napoli is a marvelous country!Time goes bye wenn you see the BAIE DE NAPLES,and pizza in Italie was delicious!!!
Have a good day!!

beige&blanc ha detto...

You Know what I am a fan of lemoncello but I don t know Napoli but it s on my list for holidays.

B E L D E C O R ha detto...

Dear Vale,
ohhh, that looks marvelous! I hope,sometime we will visit Amalfi, Positano, Capri...... to eat a delicious pizza like that.....
This year we have to decide betwen holiday in italy or in england (cornwall). Now we decided to go to corwall, because the last years we were several times in italy, so we will see...
Hugs Bine

G-style ha detto...

Hello Vale ,
I wish I could see all those beautiful places you are telling about.
Thank you for wishing us good luck through a red horn,
I hope it will help husband just heard he is going to loose his job , so we could use some "goodluckcharm"
we are positive though he will find al job again ......
Greetings from Gea

Debra ha detto...

Lovely post, once again. I love limoncello! The best is in Italy naturally- but I always have it in my freezer. I've not been to Naples ...yet!

white-vintage ha detto...

Hello vale,

ohhhh this is not fair..i love the picture, but the pizza was my favorite. i love pizza...;o

i can eat every single day pizza...and spagetthi el olio you now that? with gambas...Hhmmmm...;o)

Heartly Hugs Tine

jeanette ha detto...

hmmm.......i like your pizzza!
my favorite is hawai....

belles choses ha detto...

Hi Vale,
I've not been to Naples yet, but my husband and I spent one of our most beautiful holidays in Amalfi. This is one of the most splendid places I've ever seen! I'll never forget when we went from Amalfi to Positano by boat one calm summer night, with the lanterns of the fishing boats and the scent of the sea and the warm wind... We stayed in a hotel situated at the cliffline, with a marvelous view over the bay and Amalfi harbour. On our way to Amalfi we spent two days at Florence (extraordinary in the late August sun) and on our way back we stayed a few day in Rome and in Switzerland (Interlaken). Unforgettable!
Thank you for your kind invitation! Whenever we will pass by Lucca, I will contact you before. Looking forward to seeing you then,

MiaMaria ha detto...

Hello Vale!!!


Have never been to Italia, but it looks so nice....and pizza, spagetti and song...perfect!


envilsenloppa ha detto...

What a wonderful country you live in , with all that tasty food !
Do you do your own Limoncello ??
I´ve been thinking of doing my own , but I need a good recipe !!
All the best !!

amaryllis ha detto...


I have been there and visit Pomei, I will never forget it.
Lovely flowers pictures oyu show too.
Have a nice day

Anonimo ha detto...

They have Limoncello on "Under The Tuscan Sun"... sounds delicious! Lovely to drop by as always.

Sandra... ha detto...

Vale... I saw Positano in a film and I say "it´s my place in the world"!!!!!! So beautiful, my God!
The pizza looks, mmmmmmm... great!
Have a nice day my friend♥♥

Federica ha detto...

Che fame che mi è venuta!! Quella pizza ha un aspetto molto invitante...
buona giornata!

LillaFlisan ha detto...


The lemons look så fresh and the food so tasty......

Hope you'll have a nice week!



Inspiration i vitt ha detto...

Hey vale, mmm what good with a real pizza, our pizzas here are not real pizza. kram / Ingela.

Suzy's Vintage Attic ha detto...

Hello Vale

That painting is beautiful, I like the style of it. The lemon liqueur that you talk about, I have never tasted. Funilly enough, I picked up a bottle of it in our supermarket and put it back down. Now I wish I had bought it. Looks like I will have to buy it on my next shopping trip. It must have a very summery flavour! Is it sweet or a bit bitter?
Take care
Isabelle x

Christelle ha detto...

C'est drole ; ma fille était à Naples la semaine dernière pour un voyage scolaire ! Elle y a adoré l'ambiance et les pizzas ..bien sur !

Ele ha detto...

Oh Vale- Napoli and pizza- a marvelous places and interesting city, perfect to eat this traditional meal yamyam...;-)

Do you enjoy your spring?
Its always a great pleasure to come and see here


Welkom ha detto...

Ciao Vale

Thanks for stopping by, there is a reason for my absence in blog land, wich i will talk about in a later post! But i am still here!
And i loveeeeee limoncello!!

Big Hugs

Marge ha detto...

Hello Vale!

What a wonderful country you live!!
Oh, I hope, that someday I could travell to Italy, because I haven`t yet visit in Italy, but I will, of course!!;D
Your pictures are so beautiful, always!!!:))

Hugs, Marge

C De-sign ha detto...

Oh...bella italia!!! I just want to take next plane...and travel around all wonderful places of Italy.....dreams,...dreams often comes true if you really want it to happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so one day.... Well what I can do is to make some italien food... and enjoy! Wish you a nice weekend! Hugs from C

Magny ha detto...

oohhhhh....i want to visit italia...MMMMmmmmmm...

(my flower is not from my garden...)

hu¨gs, magny

Fabiola ha detto...

ohhh italia mama mia ,la pizza se ve espectacular mññññ jeje un beso amiga

Fifi Flowers ha detto...

That pizza looks DIVINE... I will try a slice and some Limoncello... YUM!

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Modern Country ha detto...

Ooh, what a great way It could have been to spend a few days in Italy, one of my favourite destinations!! I love the food and the culture there. I am dreaming of a cooking class, a week with olive and good rustic food. Have you heard about Giancarlo Caldesi?? My dream is to attend one of his classes. (

The pizza look so delicious!

Have a nice evening!

Hug, Aina

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