One of the joys of starting this blog has been sharing the beauty of the Amalfi Coast with so many people around the world. This place has a way of enchanting people and creating a strong and lasting pull. I know it has for me! Over the past few months I have met people from all over the United States and Europe who have either been to the Amalfi Coast or who are dreaming of coming some day. It is wonderful to hear from all of you! Grazie mille for your wonderful comments!
Karen over at South of Rome just discovered another beauty of the Amalfi Coast, which I have to share with you all here. Head over and read her wonderful post from yesterday called The Beauty of Amalfi, an Italian Tale. She includes a link where you can go and read a book online called The Beauty of Amalfi, An Italian Tale, which was published in 1852 in London. I just downloaded the book for free (I love you Google!), and I can’t wait to get started! I plan on enjoying it just as Karen suggested, with a nice glass of wine and a comfortable reading spot. Many thanks, Karen, for sharing this wonderful book!
This is the first post in what will be a semi-regular feature called Weekend Reads. I am constantly reading anything I can get my hands on about the Amalfi Coast, Italy, travel writing, and the Italian language, and I look forward to sharing great reads here and hopefully starting a discussion with all of my lovely readers. If you have any book recommendations, please leave a comment or send me an email. Happy reading!
Another great book I found in London is called “The Wedding Officer” by Anthony Capella. But since this was released in 2007 it won’t be digitized for free yet. 🙂
It’s a WW II-era love story about an American soldier and an Italian girl in Naples. It’s so romantic and wonderfully written.
I also enjoyed The Wedding Officer and it is now out in paperback. It was well written and helped me get a better understanding of how things were in Southern Italy during the war. A good read…as I have been telling you Laura!
South of Rome says
Speaking of books, you must read “The Volcano Lover” — oh so good! I may have to join you with a Saturday book post. I always wanted to do an Italian themed book club but could never find any takers! (Well, lots of people want to read about Tuscany…) Happy reading!!
Ciao Lisa! Thanks for the book recommendation! My Mom read the book and enjoyed it, and has passed it on to me. It is definitely on my to be read list. Thanks so much!
Ciao Mom!!!! Your comment made me smile! Yes, I must read that book soon. But you know what books are on my reading list first! 🙂
Ciao Karen! Oh, yes, I loved the Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag. Wonderful wonderful read! I read it two summers ago when I was on a trip that took me here to the Amalfi Coast and after to London for an architecture study program. I went to the British Museum and looked at some of the Greek vases that Sir William Hamilton collected and sold to the museum, and I saw paintings of Emma in two museums in England. It was fun to be reading that while traveling where the book took place. I highly recommend that book, too. (It’s on my bookshelf in the back room, Mom!)
Ooooh… an Italian themed book club! I am in! Let me know if you want to do that. Thanks for the book recommendation!