VILLA LA MADONNINA: Other activities
Join Biagio Santoro for a wine/food tasting tour. He will pick you up from the villa and you will return home with more knowledge of excellent local wines and local food. Biagio is als very entertaining and knows everybody along the coast. See more information in his web site: AmalfiCoastDrive.com. Tel.: +39 339 5895021.
Rent a bike or scooter
For those who fell comfortable with driving a scooter, it is real fun and the fastest means of transportation along the coast. You have a better view and parking is far easier. For the slower scooters you dont need a special driving license. Biking is a big sport in Italy and the Amalfitana is a great place to exercise. You can rent bikes/scooters in Praiano, Praia Costa in Praiano, Tel. 089 813071.
Classical music at Ravello
and other sites: It is a great experience to listen to classical music in a wonderful setting in Ravello or other beautiful places. For the program for the whole year see the information in the villa or visit: Ravello chamber music. Reservation through Financial Tours, Amalfi: 089 87 1046, or Praiano Tourist office: 089 874557 or you book on line by going on the web site www.ravelloarts.org/
Fitness center “Palestra G. Scirea”
A quite big center is not far from the villa. One day/weekly memberships as well as personal trainers and courses (e.g. Yoga) are available. You can be pick d up at the villa and brought back after the workout. No web site. If you have facebook you find a description looking for palestra praiano.
For arrangements call Luca: 3394401001 or send an email to Luca: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eco museo Marina di Furore (closed at the moment)
To walk in about 15 minutes to the impressing valley of Marina di Furore (Fiordo) is both worthwhile for the breathtaking scenery of the coast and the valley itself. You just go to the right when leaving the main gate and follow the road till the bridge which spans the valley. The museum is at the bottom of the valley. It covers three main topics: the unique plants which survived here from the times before the ice age, the films which were produced in this romantic place and the industrial history with paper production and mills. The original buildings/machines were nicely restored. Guided tours are sometimes available in Italian and English: for reservation call 328 88 15 393.
Closest disco is the once famous Night club Africana which you find after the tower you see from the villa. Ask Luigi for more other discos.
There is no golf course in reasonable distance. But – as you know – a break and working on the mental side of golf can be more beneficial than practicing too hard.