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Italy's Most Beautiful Town?

Published June 1, 2023

A recounting of three of my favorite days, ever


At the end of our recent trip to Italy, we spent three days in Ravello. It was among my three favorite days ever.

I’d never been to the Amalfi Coast, for the same reason that it took me about five years to “discover” Bob Dylan: some kind of personality defect/reverse snobbery that makes me try to avoid things that are “too” popular. Rather than accepting that many people love things for good reason and checking them out, I’d be like, “I prefer Tim Hardin,” or “I’d rather go to Tuscany.” Not that there’s anything wrong with ol’ Tim, or with Tuscany, but it’s a silly kind of go-your-own-way-ism I’m trying to outgrow.

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