Vietri sul Mare

 

 

 

Vietri del Mare

Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare is a town just to the west of Salerno. It’s famous for its ceramic factories and shops. These colorful pieces are sold around the world. It was just a few minutes from our hotel, and we were often there for lunch, dinner, or shopping.

 

Vietri del Mare

Pomegranate juice, fresh fruit and la gastronomia that made perfect sandwiches.


I thought one of the restaurants where we ate looked familiar. Was Van Gogh ever in Vietri?


Vietri del Mare

Heavy smokers


Vietri del Mare

Fine Italian Design


Cornuto – for some good luck

Vietri del Mare

Some traditional and a contemporary piece that we brought home.


 


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Pan Roast Sausage and Potatoes

Pan Roast Sausage and Potatoes

 

This one is easier than it sounds. You have to cook two things at the same time, using a sheet pan, a pot, and a frying pan – on the stove and in the oven and then put them together. It isn’t complicated if you follow the prep directions below.

 

Pre-heat the over to 425o.

Peel and cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the potatoes to the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain the water and add the oil, pepper, and garlic to the potatoes and give the pot a good shake to thoroughly coat them. Arrange them in the sheet pan in a single layer and place them in the oven and roast for 30 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes.

                                Water                                                                 Wine

After you put the potatoes in the oven, place the sausages in a frying pan and cover ½ way up with water. Cook on high until the water almost evaporates, turning them often. Then add 1 cup of red wine to the remaining water, and continue turning and cooking until the wine is half gone. Turn off heat and add the sausages and wine to the potatoes for the last 10 minutes of cooking in the oven.

Finish with 5 minutes under the broiler.


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Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

A view of Mount Vesuvius on the way to Ravello

 

Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

A beautiful town on the Amalfi coast, so beautiful that it’s a UNESCO world heritage site.

If you go to the Amalfi Coast we highly recommend the following;

 

 

Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

Ravello is a center for cameo making.


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

Some early Christain iconography.


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

What we all considered a very classy no smoking sign.


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

The best coffee vending machine I ever came across – excellent espresso.


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

Templar lions


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

Posed by Bridget in the Villa Rufolo Gardens


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

Emanuele and Vincenzo 


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

The Town of Ravello extends up the side of the mountain.


Ravello and the Rufolo Gardens

Villa Rufolo Gardens



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