By Kelly Stavropoulou
Thirteen charming towns, smothered in fragrant citrus and bougainvillea, make up the Amalfi Coast. To get there, you must necessarily cross the narrow, rocky road known as Strada Statale 163, which connects the Italian mountains to the Mediterranean Sea and which has starred in dozens of films. Emblematic standing in place are the pebble beaches, historic hotels and restaurants of the wider area that have been enjoyed and highlighted over the years by famous and obscure bon viveurs alike and are a favourite destination for travellers around the world. If you’ve been to these places, leafing through the Amalfi Coast coffee table book may recall the taste of limoncello and the aroma of kumquats. You may be born again with a strong desire to travel, enjoy and wander. Carlos Souza, global brand ambassador for Valentino and a contributor to Architectural Digest magazine, with 40 years of experience in art and fashion, signs the texts and illustrations for the publication. The overall editing is by Charlene Shorto, director of Oliver by Valentino and above all a lover and connoisseur of the Italian region.
Courtesy of Assouline