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The Story of San Michele

by Axel Munthe

A bestseller in a dozen languages and a favorite of readers for decades, The Story of San Michele is one of a remarkable life filled with fabulous experiences and ambitions. Axel Munthe was a fashionable physician in Paris who built one of the best-loved houses in the world, San Michele, on the Isle of Capri, on the site of the villa of the emperor Tiberius. Written with intelligence and verve, this autobiography tells tales of buried treasure in Italy, legendary creatures in Lapland, and the cold countesses and kindly whores of Naples-enough material, as one critic put it, “to furnish writers of short stories with plots for the rest of their lives.” “A frank and absorbing autobiography…packed with good stories, vivid scenes, and memorable portraits.” — The Times [London] “Written in an imaginative style that is vigorous and impressive.” — New York Times

Fodor’s Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast: The Guide for All Budgets (Fodor’s Naples, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast)

by Robert I. C. Fisher (Editor), Fodors (Editor)

No matter what your budget or whether it’s your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor’s Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in Naples, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do — from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor’s Naples, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges — from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice — from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Your personal supply of Post-it? flags makes it easy to mark your favorite listings. Plus, web links, costs, and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap.