Take a visual tour of the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast with this beautifully curated book that will transport you to the southern Italian destination with every stunning page. Packed with gorgeous photos of the cliffside towns, rolling countryside, and clear blue waters of this iconic coastal region, this oversized coffee table book is guaranteed to inspire.
The Amalfi Coast is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. Tucked amongst the lemon blossoms and the bougainvillea is a line of thirteen towns that comprise the Amalfi Coast. Known for its vertical landscape, the villages are only accessible via the Strada Statale 163—a narrow, winding, cliffside route that, while unsettling to traverse, offers unparalleled views. This magical strip joins the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea below.
Aesthetes from around the world flock here year after year to enjoy its quaint pebbled beaches, scenic hikes, perfect climate, and legendary establishments, which are not limited to storied hotels and restaurants. Landmarks from the Cathedral in Amalfi to Villa Rufolo in Ravello all evoke the culture and the spirit of bygone centuries, and vistas enjoyed by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, John Steinbeck, and Gore Vidal abound. With its signature limoncello, both grown and enjoyed locally, finest villas and breathtaking vistas, the Amalfi Coast is in a class of its own.
From the instantly recognizable blue-and-white ceramics and textiles of the region to the winding roads and stunning natural beauty of its citrus orchards, this book captures the essence of one of Giada’s favorite vacation destinations.
Carlos Souza is a global brand ambassador for Valentino and a contributor at Architectural Digest with over 40 years of experience in the art and fashion world. His photography career began at the request of Andy Warhol, who asked him to shoot fashion shows for Interview. He has previously worked with Assouline on Carlos’s Places (2014) and Comporta Bliss (2018).