One of VITA Digital Productions' extensive Virtual Walk Series
Available as either a DVD or HD Download.
(All photos on this page are actual still frames from this DVD and HD Download.)
This new DVD and HD Download has a 51 minute widescreen virtual walk
from the village of Ravello down to the
coastal town of Atrani, along Italy's famous Amalfi Coast. This video is the perfect accessory for a
treadmill, Nordic Track, elliptical, or exercise bike. It is also the perfect gift
for friends and family.
Using either the DVD or HD Download, step onto your treadmill, and instantly
you will be taking an unforgettable walk in an exclusive Italian hill town on the Amalfi Coast.
Ravello, overlooked by the hoards of tourists, is perched high on a hillside
and offers the best vistas on the Amalfi Coast.
For years, Ravello was the summer playground of the rich and famous.
Princess Radziwill, her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, and Gore Vidal summered here.
With a population of only 2500, Ravello is famous for its Villas Rufolo and Cimbrone,
both with magnificent gardens.
Filmed in Widescreen with High Definition* television cameras and camera stabilization equipment,
this is certainly one of our most stunningly beautiful virtual walks!
The camera seems to float as it transports
you through a rather serene town often overlooked by travelers more familiar with Positano and Amalfi.
As your walk progresses, you will enjoy a bird's-eye view
of the bay below you. Only a small number of travelers to Italy will have the
opportunity to see such unparalleled natural splendor.
You are "experiencing" a walk in Ravello -
a town used as the backdrop for Wagner's well-known opera, Parsifal
This is not a traditional travel video.
The television camera is constantly moving you forward, transporting the viewer
past entrances to mountaintop villas tucked away and clinging to the hillside.
The 51 minute walk is accompanied by the natural sounds
just as they were recorded in stereo in Italy.
Exercising has never been easier or more enjoyable!
And this DVD is so rich in details
that you will notice something new every time you view it.
But you don't have to have an exercise bike or treadmill
to enjoy this DVD or HD Download.
It also makes the perfect gift for people who want
to experience Amalfi Coast in a totally unique way:
a way not possible with traditional travel videos.
A Description of the Walk on this DVD and HD Download
The first part of your 51 minute walk begins in Ravello's Piazza del Duomo,
featuring a thirteenth century campanile.
After crossing the piazza, and dodging a young Italian on a scooter,
a little terrier is waiting to guide you on the first part of your walk.
Your four-legged tour guide obviously knows his way around Ravello and is used to
bounding up the stone steps.
As the terrier runs ahead, you continue up the seemingly endless steps,
passing residents and hikers as they stop to admire the villas along the way.
The village, dating back to the ninth century,
was once called Rebellum since it rebelled against its larger rival, Amalfi.
The walk offers the chance to admire architectural elements
warmed by the Mediterranean sunshine.
Ravello is located in the province of Salerno,
in the region of Italy known as Campania.
The stone steps and pathways no doubt made commerce and communication easier
as far back as the Middle Ages.
And from time to time along the trail, you pass through
thickets of olive trees, freesias and cistus in the springtime.
The wild flowers you will pass along this ancient pathway are surprisingly varied:
white heather, spurge, squill, mint, and valerian - to name but a few.
Every part of this walk offers a chance to commune with nature
in one of the most breathtaking regions of Italy -
sun-washed stone walls, cats resting in the shade...
and a solitude and tranquility enjoyed by few.
The village of Ravello - as all communities along la Costiera Amalfitana -
face towards the Tyhrrenian Sea.
Below you lies the town of Atrani with its campanile.
You enter the town through a tiny allyway.
So much beauty awaits in Atrani that photographers love it. Fortunately, this serene
little town is also overlooked by the hoards of tourists who are just a few miles away in nearby Amalfi.
Descending more of the countless steps on your journey,
you dash quickly onto the narrow walkway beside the Amalfi highway
and pause for a moment at a shrine to Italy's beloved Padre Pio
before continuing on deeper into enchanting Atrani.
You enter into Piazza Umberto with its welcoming fountain
and outdoor cafe.
Your walk ends at a peaceful sandy beach - you have descended 1200 feet in 51 minutes
and have memories destined to remain with you for years.
And as a BONUS CHAPTER on the DVD* you get....
"Duet," a bonus chapter with an 8-minute featurette which takes a closer look
at both Ravello and Atrani, is also included on this DVD!
The featurette gives you time to become intimately acquainted
with the beauty of these two exquisite Italian towns.
Accompanied by light classical music, the bonus chapter can be used as a cool-down from your
exercise session, or as a beautiful stand-alone Italian travel video.
You'll take a leisurely look at some of the most scenic vistas in Ravello and Atrani.
You'll go inside Ravello's Duomo, a Renaissance church dating back to 1272.
Commissioned by Niccolo Rufolo, the ornate pulpit featuring intricate mosaics
stands atop six spiral pillars mounted on six marble couched lions.
Atrani, called the smallest village in Italy,
combines inspiring architecture with simple hospitality.
The white-washed stone staircase and the clock tower
are but two examples of Atrani's beautiful buildings.
There is a delightful enclosed piazza
where you can enjoy a lovely seaside lunch beside the medieval fountain.
And remember, this DVD makes a unique gift for family and friends!
*While originally filmed in High Definition, the DVD you will receive
is in Widescreen and NTSC Standard Definition.
The Video Download is in 720p HD.
* Sorry, but the Video Download does not include the Bonus Chapter.
The 51 minute virtual walk
is accompanied by the natural sounds (in Stereo) as they were recorded
on site in Italy. The 8 minute Bonus Featurette, "Duet,"
is accompanied by light classical music.
Since this walk descends 1200 feet in 51 minutes, please note that there
are countless steps found along the way. The average speed of the walk
is slowed while descending down these steps. We do believe that the beauty
found on this walk more than makes up for the steps encountered.
The DVD you will receive is a "burned" DVD which was duplicated in our studio.
It contains an interactive menu and will play on DVD players and computers.
All of the above photos are actual still frames from the Download and DVD.
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We filmed all of the video footage used in this program, we edited it,
we have licensed the rights to the music used in this production,
and we own the copyright to this program and will aggressively defend it.
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If you intend to use this program in connection with a business of any kind,
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