Tag Archives: Coastal Villages

Village Walks: Cetara On The Amalfi Coast, Italy (4K)

Cetara is a cozy fishermen’s village nested along the Amalfi Coast among verdant citrus groves. The road that leads along the coast from Vietri sul Mare continues the length of the shoreline, overlooked by rugged hills and rocky seashore, past the fascinating villages of Raito and Albori, before continuing on almost straight to reach the ancient charming basin of Cetara.

Cetara’s name is derived from the Latin, Cetaria (meaning tuna-fishing nets), indicating its importance through the ages as a fishing settlement. It was under the political rule of the Republic of Amalfi for centuries. In 1551, Turkish armies raided and enslaved the Cetaresi, killing all those who did not embark with them. After this tragic episode, the survivors built a magnificent watch tower (nowadays used as private residence, but still standing and overlooking the tiny beach), while the majority escaped to Naples.

Seaside Walks: Padstow In Cornwall, England (4K)

Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, UK. The town is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approximately 5 miles northwest of Wadebridge, 10 miles northwest of Bodmin and 10 miles northeast of Newquay.

Village Walks: Sperlonga In Southern Italy (4K)

Sperlonga is a coastal town in the province of Latina, Italy, about halfway between Rome and Naples. It is best known for the ancient Roman sea grotto discovered in the grounds of the Villa of Tiberius containing the important and spectacular Sperlonga sculptures, which are displayed in a museum on the site.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:00 – [Walking tour begins / Belvedere] 8:54 – [Freedom Square / Piazza della Libertà] 10:10 – […walking in the narrow alleys…] 13:00 – [Sea panorama through walls] 14:00 – […walking continues…] 18:48 – [Piazza della Libertà] 20:00 – […walking in the narrow alleys…] 26:15 – [Brief History☀️] 30:14 – [Church of St.Maria] 33:23 – [Murales remembering the saracens and the battles for Sperlonga☀️] 37:00 – […walking continues…] 54:23 – [Exit gate toward the sea] 57:00 – [Chapel of St.Rocco – 15th century] 1:00:00 – [Piazza Fontana] 1:05:21 – [Water Spring square] 1:07:00 – [Walking toward the Truglia Tower] 1:11:30 – [Tower Truglia☀️] 1:15:00 – [Descending to the port] 1:20:00 – [10 minutes of ambience sound of Sperlonga and its port]

Travel: Makkum, Friesland, In The Netherlands (Video)

Makkum is one of those small, but charming towns in the northern province of Friesland. Also a short impression of the harbor of Stavoren and a lot of migrating geese nearby.

Makkum is a village of Súdwest-Fryslân municipality, west of Bolsward on the banks of the lake IJsselmeer in the province Friesland of the Netherlands. It had a population of around 3,460 in January 2017, making it the largest village of the former municipally Wûnseradiel.