THE AMALFI COAST AND CAPRI by The Old School Traveller

The Amalfi Coast has had many a heyday. Its first, back when the Roman Emperor’s called it Domus,  set the ‘idyll’ tone for the area completely. The introduction of Amalfi’s famous lemons, the glorified holiday homes overlooking the shimmering waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the elegant romance of the dramatic landscape, all began during this tumultuous period. Later, it found greater fame with the Hollywood crowd, when Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, although never together, it should be noted, would laze under the Capri sun, basting in Piz Buin, on craggy rocks above breaking waves. Now, it has found its form again after a bit of a lull. I like to take some of the credit for this, as I have long been an advocate of a return to the calm and natural elegance the area immediately instills.


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