Rock Stars & Movie Stars on The Amalfi Coast

ROCK STARS WRITERS & MOVIE STARS

On CAPRI and The AMALFI COAST

ITALY

Humphrey Bogart and Gina Lollobrigida
 
BEAT The DEVIL
 
Ravello
 
 
Clark Gable & Sophia Loren
 
IT STARTED in NAPLES
 
 
Yes, Movie Stars, Rock Stars, and writers, they all go to the Amalfi Coast, Ravello (Gore Vidal),
and the beautiful Isle of Capri, like: Neruda, Valentino, Jackie Kennedy, and Italian film directors 
Federico Fellini and Dino De Laurentiis. In the 50s and 60s Capri and the Amalfi Coast saw the likes of Sophia Loren, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Jack Lemmon,Vittorio De Sica, and Gina Lollobrigida all make movies in the area, to name but a few. We saw Jack Lemmon make another film in the area in the 1970s when he made Macaroni with the great Italian actor, the great
Marcello Mastroianni in the vibrant southern Italian capital city of Naples. It’s a marvelous movie, and if you’ve never seen it, we suggest you do.
 
The 1990s saw the likes of Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the late great
Phillip Seymour Hoffman shooting The Talented Mr. Ripley on the local islands of Procida and 
Ischia. Parts of the film were also shot in Rome, Venice, and San Remo.
 
The 90s also saw Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Fischer Stevens, and Billy Zane in a cute
Romantic Comedy that starts in Pittsburgh, moves on to Venice, a drive through Tuscan, and on to Rome before the finale in Positano on The Amalfi Coast. The characters stayed in the luxurious
Le Sirenuse Hotel. It’s a cut little film, and all the Italian locals are just gorgeous.
 
We don’t see another major American movie set on The Amalfi Coast until a small part of the film
Under The Tuscan Sun, starring Diane Lane is shot there in 2003.
 
Nowadays we are seeing lots of major celebrities vacationing on Capri, Positano and The Amalfi Coast. This past Summer of 2021 saw “Bennifer” Jennifer Lopez and beau Ben Affleck celebrating Jennifer’s 52nd Birthday on a Luxury Yacht moored off of Capri, Positano, and the namesake town of Amalfi. Rapper / actor LL Cool J was spotted hanging out with former NBA great Irvin Magic Johnson on the Isle of Capri, where Magic celebrated his 59th Birthday at a restaurant on Capri with his wife, friends, and family. Denzel Washington loves Positano as well, and has been spotted at 
Chez Black and Music on The Rocks, both in Positano, and Best Selling Italian Cookbook writer Daniel Bellino Zwicke has been vacationing in Positano and Capri since the Summer of 1985. His latest book, is Positano The Amalfi Coast Cookbook & Travel Guide.
 
 
 

Sophia Loren in “Scandal in Sorrento”
 
SORRENTO 1955
 
Sophia Loren and Clark Gable
 
On CAPRI
 
“IT STARTED in NAPLES”
 
1960
 
 
 
Jen & Ben
 
aka “BENNIFER”
 
CAPRI
 
2021
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The YACHT
 
Chartered by JEN & BEN
BENNIFER
 
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER” !!!
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.
 
 
JLO & BEN
 
A KISS FOr The BIRTHDAY GIRL
.
 
 
LOOKING For a ROOM
 
POSITANO CAPRI The AMALFI COAST
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POSITANO The AMALFI COAST
 
COOKBOOK & TRAVEL GUIDE
 
PACK IT in YOUR BAG

 

Positano The Amalfi Coast Travel Cookbook / Travel Guide

“IT’S FINALLY HERE” !!!

POSITANO The AMALFI COAST COOKBOOK

TRAVEL GUIDE

Is LIVE and AVAILABLE at AMAZON.com

Hello folks, boys and girls, Ladies & Gentlemen, “it’s here!” What? POSITANO is Here !!! The AMALFI COAST COOKBOOK / TRAVEL GUide by me, Daniel Bellino Zwicke has been published and is live and for sale on Amazon on this day and on into the future for many years, Positano The AMalfi Coast Cookbook / Travel Guide is live and ready to go to all of you waiting and planning that special trip to Capri, Positano, Ravello or anywhere that your heart desires of the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy. “How bout that?” It’s a very happy day for me, I’ve been working on this book for almost two years, and now here it is on February 8th of the year 2021, after the horrible year we had last year (2020), a better and happier year and day and many happy days ahead in 2021 and-on-and-on. You can now get yourself a copy POSITANO , this the first book on Positano & The Amalfi Coast that is a Cookbook, Guide Book, and book of essays and stories on Positano, Capri, and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. “Yee-haa!”

So, if you’re planning that special Positano / Amalfi Coast vacation, honeymoon, wedding or whatever, and you need a little help planning, and seek some inspiration and ideas for your special vacation, why not start here and grab a copy? The book is filled with information, recipes, and delightful stories that are sure to get those travel juices flowing. Just read the stories and get all pumped up by the future prospects of your dream vacation on the Amalfi Coast, a wedding in Ravello, or Romantic Honeymoon on Capri, or Positano. You will start as you read through the pages of this book and maybe making a plate of Mussels Marinara or Spaghetti Vongole, just two of the many wonderful recipes in this book. This is part of Daniel’s plan and how he envisioned this book to inspire through the stories and cooking some of the wonderful dishes that are favorites in Naples, on Capri, Positano, and all over the Amalfi Coast. Make these dishes to get psyched for your trip, as well as reliving memories of the favorite things you ate in Positano once you are home. This book will help you achieve these things.

Thanks so Much,

Daniel

“POSITANO it’s HERE” !!!!

AMAZON.com

Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino Z Goes Back to Naples Capri The Amalfi Coast Italy

 

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Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
BACK on CAPRI
NAPLES and The AMALFI COAST
 
 
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My ESPRESSO
 
BAR DUE GULFI
 
CAPRI
 
 
 

Stopped in here for an Espresso, so I could use the bathroom and change into my swim trunks to go swimming at Marina Picolo. If you want to go swimming at Marina Picolo, the best way to get there is to take a little town bus to Due Gulfi (Two Gulfs). Get off the bus, and ask one of the locals where the pathway is to Marina Picolo. It’s a great little walk (10 minutes), with nice sights to see as you stroll down to the beach. You have options of paying  for a chaise-lounge at a private beach club, or better yet, there is a free beach that’s awesome. I never pay when swimming at Marina Picolo and always opt for the free beach, which is wonderful.

I reserve saving my money for when I go swimming at Da Luigi Beach Club at the Faraglioni Rocks. It’s gorgeous!



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Catch of The Day
 
 
I was lucky to catch these two Fishermen bringing in their fresh Catch of The Day, as locals were at the dock to buy the freshest fish humanly possible, directly from these two fine gentlemen, who had a scale on board to weight the fish. This was quite awesome to witness, and was one of the highlights of my trip.
These fishermen had quite a good variety of several different kinds of local fish, and their were about 6 local men there to buy fish from them. It was quite an animated scene as thee fishermen quoted prices of the various fish, and the buyers argued with them over the price, and the two sides bickered back and forth before a final sale was mad.. It was all in good fun, and I totally enjoyed the show.
 
 
 
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A PERFECT PLATE of SPAGHETTI POMODORO
A TRATTORIA in ISCHIA
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My Hotel in Ischia
Hotel Villa Melodie
 
 
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The POOL at The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE … ISCHIA
If You’re Looking for a Nice affordable Hotel that has a Great POOL
The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE in FORIO , ISCHIA is a Great Choice
“I Just Loved It”
 
 
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Orange  Juice Guy
Sant Angelo , Ischia
This Guy makes the Best Dam Fresh Squeezed OJ Ever !!!
Awesome LEMONADE Too !!
 
 
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Procida
View From The Top
Looking to Monte Procida and Sorrento
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Lunch at La Piazzetta Trattoria / Pizzeria
PROCIDA
ALICI FRITTI & a Glass of BIANCOLELLA
This was one of my Favorite Dishes of The Trip,
“Absolutely Delicious” 
111111111111CookItalianGREATESThits
COOKING ITALIAN
GREATEST HITS COOKBOOK
RECIPES of NAPLES & The AMALFI COAST ITALY
BUYnoww 

RECIPE SPAGHETTI TOMATO SAUCE




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Looking Down to Marian rand Capri
From Top of The Phoenician Stairs in Anacapri
Photo Copyright Daniel B. Zwicke
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Capri Montage
Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke in CAPRI
Espresso, Da Luigi Beacch Club at The Faraglioni Rocks (Daniel’s Favorite Beach)
Shuttle Boat at Da Luigi to Marina Picolo, Marina Picolo, Chapel at Marina Picolo
At Marina Picolo looking to the famed FARAGLIONO ROCKS of CAPRI

 

GaetanoHotelPlazaSALERNO
 
 
Gaetano making me a Perfect ESPRESSO
 
HOTEL PLAZA
 
SALERNO
 
 
The Hotel Plaza in Salerno s a wonderful hotel. The location is great, being across the from the Train Station and just 3 blocks from the marine terminal where you can catch Ferry Boats to Capri, Sorrento, Ischia, Positano, Amalfi, Cetara, and all points on the Amalfi Coast. You can catch trains to Naples and be there in just 30 minutes.
 
Gaetano whose family owns and runs the hotel is an absolute Gem. Love that guy. He is so very kind and hospitable and wil make you feel like family, and if you get to know him, you will might be lucky to have him make you a perfect Espresso personally on his prized Espresso machine that he loves dearly. I was so lucky for this, but most of all, I was so fortunate to have a few lovely conversation with Gaetano, he is as I have said a gem, and I will cherish and always remember spending a little time with him and having those nice conversations. “Thank you Gaetano, you made my stay at your family’s hotel in Salerno so very special.
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAETANO Makes Me ESPRESSO
 
WATCH The VIDEO !

 

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EATING WATERMELON in NAPLES , ITALY
 
NAPOLI
 
 
These Guys Invited Me into Their Little Party at their FRUIT STAND in NAPOLI
 
We ate WATERMELON and Drank LYCRIMA CHRIST WINE
 
 
“I Had a Great Time
 
One of the HIGHLIGHTS of my TRIP






My PIZZA
 
Di MATTEO
 
NAPOLI






PIZZERIA Di MATTEONAPLES

 

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BACK in POSITANO


August 2019

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Positano


Walking up the Via Pasitea

 

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Mario & Esperanza

 

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Me & Mario
Hanging at The Pool of The Hotel Poseidon
POSITANO , ITALY
August 9, 2019
Swimming and Drinking Aperol Spritz ‘s
All Afternoon
Me Mario and his Wife Esperanza had a great Day
Probably the # 1 Highlight of my entire Trip

 

MePOSITANOitaly2019
Holding Up The Hill
POSITANO
2019

#SpaghettiTomatoSauceRECIPE

#AperolSprtiz #Aperol #Campari #Negroni

 

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Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
BACK on CAPRI
NAPLES and The AMALFI COAST
 
 
CapriESPRESSO.png
 
My ESPRESSO
 
BAR DUE GULFI
 
CAPRI
 
 
 

Stopped in here for an Espresso, so I could use the bathroom and change into my swim trunks to go swimming at Marina Picolo. If you want to go swimming at Marina Picolo, the best way to get there is to take a little town bus to Due Gulfi (Two Gulfs). Get off the bus, and ask one of the locals where the pathway is to Marina Picolo. It’s a great little walk (10 minutes), with nice sights to see as you stroll down to the beach. You have options of paying  for a chaise-lounge at a private beach club, or better yet, there is a free beach that’s awesome. I never pay when swimming at Marina Picolo and always opt for the free beach, which is wonderful.

I reserve saving my money for when I go swimming at Da Luigi Beach Club at the Faraglioni Rocks. It’s gorgeous!


.

IschiaFISHERMEN.png
 
 
Catch of The Day
 
 
I was lucky to catch these two Fishermen bringing in their fresh Catch of The Day, as locals were at the dock to buy the freshest fish humanly possible, directly from these two fine gentlemen, who had a scale on board to weight the fish. This was quite awesome to witness, and was one of the highlights of my trip.
These fishermen had quite a good variety of several different kinds of local fish, and their were about 6 local men there to buy fish from them. It was quite an animated scene as thee fishermen quoted prices of the various fish, and the buyers argued with them over the price, and the two sides bickered back and forth before a final sale was mad.. It was all in good fun, and I totally enjoyed the show.
 
 
 
IschiaSpaghettiPOMODORO.png
 
 
A PERFECT PLATE of SPAGHETTI POMODORO
A TRATTORIA in ISCHIA
IschiaHotelMELODIE.png
 
My Hotel in Ischia
Hotel Villa Melodie
 
 
IschiaHotelMelodiePOOL.png
 
 
The POOL at The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE … ISCHIA
If You’re Looking for a Nice affordable Hotel that has a Great POOL
The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE in FORIO , ISCHIA is a Great Choice
“I Just Loved It”
 
 
LemonORANGEguyISCHIA.png
Orange  Juice Guy
Sant Angelo , Ischia
This Guy makes the Best Dam Fresh Squeezed OJ Ever !!!
Awesome LEMONADE Too !!
 
 
ProcidaViewTOP.png
Procida
View From The Top
Looking to Monte Procida and Sorrento
ProcidaALICIatLaPIAZZETTA.png
Lunch at La Piazzetta Trattoria / Pizzeria
PROCIDA
ALICI FRITTI & a Glass of BIANCOLELLA
This was one of my Favorite Dishes of The Trip, “Absolutely Delicious” 
111111111111CookItalianGREATESThits
COOKING ITALIAN
GREATEST HITS COOKBOOK
RECIPES of NAPLES & The AMALFI COAST ITALY
BUYnoww 

RECIPE SPAGHETTI TOMATO SAUCE




CAPRImeeeeee.png 

Looking Down to Marian rand Capri
From Top of The Phoenician Stairs in Anacapri
Photo Copyright Daniel B. Zwicke
CapriDePALMA
My Old Stomping Grounds in Capri
A Wonderful Hotel with Reasonable Prices
And a Great Location in Capri
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Virgin Mary
ISCHIA
 
 
 
 
 
GAETANO Makes Me ESPRESSO
 
WATCH The VIDEO !

 

NapoliWATERMELONguys2019.png
EATING WATERMELON in NAPLES , ITALY
 
NAPOLI
 
 
These Guys Invited Me into Their Little Party at their FRUIT STAND in NAPOLI
 
We ate WATERMELON and Drank LYCRIMA CHRIST WINE
 
 
“I Had a Great Time
 
One of the HIGHLIGHTS of my TRIP






My PIZZA
 
Di MATTEO
 
NAPOLI






PIZZERIA Di MATTEONAPLES

 

MePositanoAUG2019.png


BACK in POSITANO


August 2019

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.
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Positano


Walking up the Via Pasitea

 

MARIOpositano2019.png
Mario & Esperanza

 

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Me & Mario
Hanging at The Pool of The Hotel Poseidon
POSITANO , ITALY
August 9, 2019
Swimming and Drinking Aperol Spritz ‘s
All Afternoon
Me Mario and his Wife Esperanza had a great Day
Probably the # 1 Highlight of my entire Trip

 

MePOSITANOitaly2019
Holding Up The Hill
POSITANO
2019

#SpaghettiTomatoSauceRECIPE

#AperolSprtiz #Aperol #Campari #Negroni