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The windows of the Rosa Suite are high
like stained glass windows. In the windows of the sky. And down the sea.
As if the gaze were not enough, nature leads there
There's another drama out there. It lights up over the weather
Amalfi coast. The olive trees are shaking with their silvery ones
Branches. A double rainbow stretches across the black and blue
Heaven and sink in the churning sea. There, at the end of the
Rainbow, should be the pot with the gold.

Already the drive to Monastero Santa Rosa is terrific. From the sprawling limbo of Naples past the
Vesuvius goes through serpentines through the mountains. The villages climb
vertically up the slopes. Between Fields with vines,
citrus trees
, Corn. "Campania felix" has Pliny the Elder
called this region. Dramatic he is, romantic as from the
Picture book. One can see the Sentiero degli Dei, the gods way,
walk along. Or from Positano to Salerno on the Amalfitana
drive, one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. Here is more
as everything, wrote Goethe, who with his travel narrations the bis
created a contemporary image of Italy today. After him came Ibsen,
Wagner, Benjamin and all the other artists and educated people,
their Nordic longing for sun, nature and culture her here
Fulfillment found

This article is from Weltkunst issue no. 01/2019.

And today? If you are in the world
Net wants: The password is called simplicity. But you do not want to. you
wants to lie on the sunset terrace. At the infinity pool over the
Water edge in the blue look. In the terraced
Garden of Paradise. The scent of bougainvilleas and lemons
breathe in. Everywhere are secluded corners, where you can find the senses
can span, look, smell, listen. The lapping of the
Fountain. The bells ringing from the neighboring fishing village. That's it
on this luxury coast really still exists. Every now and then it is bright
To hear the sound of a bell. A new guest has come. On
Novice who is just as relaxed and relaxed in a few hours
will be, as it is now itself.

Discovered by Bianca Sharma
former monastery from the boat. Like a huge stone bird's nest
it hung in the rocks. The American called her financial advisor
Home in Texas. Do not do it, said the counselor. The
Millennium nevertheless bought the dilapidated building from the 17th
Century, in the 1970s, once a short
Spring as a hotel with guests like Jackie Kennedy had experienced.

Bianca Sharma is from Positano
Come over, she has a holiday home in the send
Coastal town. "My husband died, and I for the first time
Traveled alone in my life. I did not even know how to get in
Check in a hotel. Now I was suddenly a hotel owner. "
For eleven years she has done nothing but re-assign this place
create. "We Americans have no relationship to history.
I wanted to continue to feel the spirit of the place. His
original spirituality. "She left the walls with the
Repair the limestone, which the builders had already in the 17th century
had used. She criss-crossed the country, got in
Neapolitan cellars, bought furniture that once stood in palazzi.
Big, dark, heavy. In the long, vaulted hotel corridors
hang no numbers, but enamel signs on the room doors.
"Melissa" or "Primula" insists on names of plants that
The nuns used to grow up as apothecaries of their time in the monastery garden.


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