Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
- 1 Pagello per person (they are not that big), cleaned*
- 1 leek per pagello, chopped in to thin pieces
- olive oil
- fresh oregano, chopped finely
- 1 cup of white wine
- salt to taste
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/4 cube of butter
- 1/2 cup of milk
- salt to taste
Friday, September 09, 2011
Cut the potato into thin slices (about 1 cm thin) and then chopped up the tomatoes into little pieces. Mince the parsley and garlic together along with a little salt and if you like, as I do, a little red pepper flakes for some punch.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Fabulous Rental Series:
A Slice of Heaven
between Sorrento & Positano
Villa Aurora is beautifully located on the sea side of a naturally protected marina "Punta Campanella", on the farthest edge of the amazing Sorrento Peninsula known as Massalubrense. The landscape of intense beauty, the views breathtaking and the water is pristine. The villa itself is a wonderful combination of Amalfitana seaside style and modern comforts.
On the ground floor you will find a lovely dining area and living room with wood flooring, a fireplace with antique ceramic tiles, and large windows facing the sea and patio. There is an outdoor lounge area also furnished with lounge chairs, dining tables, built-in benches with cushions, making it the perfect area to relax both by day as well evening.
The country-house style kitchen is fully equipped with both a large and a small oven, gas range-top, refrigerator, freezer, electric coffee machine, and a marble topped countertop. Nice tiled floors decorated with antique hand painted ceramic tiles illuminate the kitchen which is connected to a storage room offering a washing machine and ironing facilities as well as a ½ bath. There are also 3 bedrooms located on the ground floor.
On the first floor (2nd floor US ), there is the master bedroom with large,double bed and a single bed (which can be taken out), a built-in closet, amazing sea views, and an en-suite bathroom with ceramic tiles and a shower, boasting windows with a lovely garden view looking out towards the island of Capri.
This floor offers direct access onto a terrace wrapping behind the villa as well as onto a second, roof top terrace fully equipped with sun lounge chairs and an outdoor shower. The roof top terrace offers great sea views overlooking the Bay of Naples, the island of Capri and the cliff-lined coast.
18 steps up from the master corridor is another double bedroom boasting access onto a private, sea-view terrace. There is also a small double bedroom with bunk beds suitable for young children or teens. This bedroom enjoys access onto a private terrace behind of the house and has an bathroom with bathtub. One final and very spacious double bedroom with french windows facing the sea concludes the accommodations of the villa.
The crown jewel of the home its its access to the sea and it’s unique pool area. A pleasant walk (60 steps) leads from the villa down to the magnificent sea side. There is a pool house with outdoor shower, a kitchenette with gas stove-top, a refrigerator, and a double sink; also, a dining area and a ½ bath. 20 steps more leads to the sea water pool (6 x 5 x 1.20 meters) which is built into the natural rocks and paved with beach stones. 20 more steps leads to the direct sea access equipped with a staircase leading into the water and an external shower. SIMPLY PARADISE!
Included in the price of Villa Aurora daily maid service and continental breakfast, air conditioning (in bedrooms), a change of bed & bath linens twice a week and parking for up to 4 cars. Other amenities include: satellite-TV, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, private pool and sea access, pizza oven and barbecue.
Villa Aurora is an excellent choice of accommodations for those eager to explore the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sorrento, Naples and Pompeii, strategically located within a short drive of all of them...that is if you can tear yourselves away from this little slice of heaven!