As I mentioned in a recent blog post I am returning to Italy this fall and of course am thrilled making travel plans and just thinking about it. My destination is Positano, and for the first time, I will stay in one place for two weeks.
Many well-known writers have been inspired by the beauty of Italy and have kept homes in or near Positano for many years. Gore Vidal had a sparkling white mansion in Ravello that could be seen jutting out high on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast and overlooking the azure Tyrrhenian Sea a thousand feet below. It recently was listed for sale for $21 million.
And I only recently found that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones wrote “Midnight Rambler” while staying in Positano on a holiday. Since I am a big fan of The Stones I found this story fascinating.
By now you probably already know that I am always drawn to the beach. The image of water, especially the ocean with its gentle rolling waves, is soothing to me and inspires me to write.
I’m beyond excited just thinking about staring at the shimmering sea and listening to the gentle sounds of the waves as I pen my first novel.
I’ll be staying at the same beachfront hotel where I spent five days last summer and thought I was in Paradise.
A recent article in The Huffington Post describes exactly why “Positano is the destination of your wildest dreams.” Enjoy.
What do you think? Do you think this view is inspiration enough to write? I’d love to hear you thoughts so please leave a comment.
Grazie and Ciao