Delicate and elegant, the Amalfi coast retains the glamour of the 50's, when Hollywood stars inundated this Italian paradise with Capri pants and appetizers with vermouth, and turned it into a desired and exclusive destination. Nowadays, these small villages of the Campania region keep their natural treasures with a touch of distinction. Amalfi is the most important town and despite being small it is a beautiful place that attracts many tourists and has many religious monuments like the Cathedral of St. Andrew, which calls attention for the complex emplacement where it was built. Positano or Ravello have been centre nerves of artists and aristocrats’ holidays. And Cetara or Praiano, are towns with a special charm and tradition flavour.
From the Amalfi Coast, sailing south, we finally arrive to Sicily, the seventh European island for size, the main island of Italy and the largest in the Mediterranean Sea. A real undiscovered paradise. One of its greatest natural attractions is the Etna, a volcano of over 3.300 meters high that is still active today. Its cuisine is typically Mediterranean and one of the most popular dishes is pasta with sea urchin’s roe, which are eaten raw. The Sicilian people are superstitious, and if you come across a sheep flock, you should say hello to them. Thus, tradition says they attract money to your wallet. In Sicily, the Mafia is not seen but you feel it and today there are still many businesses that pay the “pizzo”, a monthly tax in exchange of protection. In Mazara del Vallo you can find the third largest port in Europe where the main attraction is the auction, where individuals and small traders are bidding for a fresh and cheap fish.