14. Jul, 2012

Currently reading: Dumont's Art Travel Guide (German)

This is an excellent book preparing you for a trip to Naples, Pompei, the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast, plus the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Though Dumont's "Golf von Neapel und Kampanien" is classified as an art historian's guide, the references made to all topics, including history and gardens, makes it a very delightful book to read. So in addition to introducing you to today's topographical reality, it gives you an excellently written look back and makes history come alive. Learn more about the early Greek and Roman settlers, and feel how Pompei is coming to life. By the way, on the front cover of the book you can see the view from Ravello's Terrazza dell'Infinito high above the Amalfi coast on the shimmering blue sea.