Item description for The Wonders of the Amalfi Coast: Capri, Ischia, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento (Italian Regions) by Paolo Rubino...
The Amalfi Coast is an unforgettable place for many travelers. A marvelous winding drive among the cliffs by the water's edge gives way to spectacular and romantic views that linger in one's memory. In this book, photographers have met the challenge of portraying the Amalfi Coast in ways that will surprise even the traveler with the keenest of visual recollections. Here they capture the coastline brilliantly through innovative perspectives while showing off its famous sites, remarkable for their vast natural, architectural, and artistic variety: Capri, Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento. This is a place where the beauty of the landscape, molded by volcanoes, is wed to the glories of an illustrious past, and where the intense blue of the Tyrrhenian contrasts with the greenery and the bare rocks of the coast. Complemented by splendid photographs, the narrative in this book leads the reader on a wondrous itinerary through famous travel sites, where we happen upon hidden gems. Along with the great monuments, we discover, for example, the towns and villages of inland areas that, though off the beaten track, are rich in history, artistic treasures, stunning natural scenery, and the flavors and colors of ancient popular traditions. From coastlines to volcanoes, Roman ruins to cathedrals, and museums to festivals, these images form a stunning portrait of the Amalfi Coast-one that all who know this region will treasure.
Paolo Rubino was born in Naples in 1966. A professional journalist since 1994, Rubino currently covers economic and financial news, but he has continued to nurture one of his old passions: writing tourism and cultural reports, which have been published in some of the most prestigious magazines in the field.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 14" Width: 10.6" Height: 1.2" Weight: 4.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2005
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854400866 ISBN13 9788854400863
Reviews - What do customers think about The Wonders of the Amalfi Coast: Capri, Ischia, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento (Italian Regions)?
Not Quite Magical Dec 12, 2005
This heavy volume of beautiful if somewhat over-colorized photos helps fill a void in books about the unspeakably beautiful Amalfi coast, and highlights some truly gorgeous works of art, but still fails to capture the magic of the area on a few points. First, the photography almost uniformly focuses on sunny, picture-perfect days - and thus fails to capture the coast's most amazing feature, the play of sunlight and shadow, mist and shade that constantly transforms each breathtaking vista. Second, the text is awkwardly written, or at least translated. The author is apparently a renowned journalist, so I will blame the translation and editing of the text, which is scattershot and often throws out terminology that assumes a knowledge of Italian or Latin. Third, there is almost no mention of Ravello, and only one small photo or two of the most magical place in the entire region!