The most beautiful place in the world

June 4, 2009 at 12:51 am (Italian journey, Italy, Travel) ()

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello: the belvedere, also known as the Terrazzo dell'Infinita (Terrace of Infinity)

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello: the belvedere, also known as the Terrazzo dell'Infinito (Terrace of Infinity)

It is hard to write about the Amalfi Coast; one runs out of superlatives so quickly. Looking at the photograph above, I can hardly believe that I myself took it, that I stood there in that amazing place.

Gore Vidal said it best:

“Twenty five years ago I was asked by an American magazine what was the most beautiful place that I had ever seen in all my travels and I said the view from the belvedere of the Villa Cimbrone on a bright winter’s day when the sky and the sea were each so vividly blue that it was not possible to tell one from the other.

1 Comment

  1. Seeking – and finding? – Wagner’s ghost at Villa Rufolo in Ravello « Books to the Ceiling said,

    […] by many to be one of the most  beautiful places on Earth. I quoted Gore Vidal to that effect in a recent post. (Vidal lived for many years in […]

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