Los Angeles-based fash­ion de­signer and model Rosetta Getty shares a per­fect day at her favourite sum­mer des­ti­na­tion

Hong Kong Tatler - - The Last Word -

very year, I travel to Italy with my hus­band and our four chil­dren. It’s hard to choose a favourite city, but we al­ways have such a good time in Posi­tano. Be­sides the stun­ning views, friends and fam­ily join us there each year. I look for­ward to this time— it’s be­come a tra­di­tion and a mo­ment to re­set. The land­scape is so unique. My hus­band Balt­hazar’s par­ents were mar­ried there, so it has an im­por­tant history for us as well.

I al­ways re­mem­ber to bring a caf­tan from my col­lec­tion, APL train­ers, Char­lotte Til­bury’s Magic Cream, a bathing suit from Eres and a Pa­tri­cia Un­der­wood hat for the sun—it’s hot when we travel in late June. I also pack a good book: I picked up Patti Smith’s M Train for the next trip.

We usu­ally start our days with a long lunch, then take the boat out. There are so hus­band, her Rosetta with Getty Balt­hazar ac­tor many small towns along the Amalfi Coast for day trips. Wher­ever we go, I like to learn a bit about the lo­cal ar­ti­sans and artists. Dur­ing the day, we swim in the ocean or go hik­ing. Af­ter a hike up the hill over­look­ing the coast, you can visit the Birds of Prey Ex­pe­ri­ence. The guide there works with lo­cal hawks, owls and vul­tures. You can put on gloves and hold them. It’s a cool ex­pe­ri­ence for the kids and re­ally fas­ci­nat­ing.

We al­ways stay at Le Sirenuse. It’s high on the cliff­side and over­looks the coast. Our good friends An­to­nio and Carla Ser­sale own the ho­tel and it has been in his fam­ily for years. They have cre­ated an at­mo­sphere that is both el­e­gant and so­phis­ti­cated with­out lack­ing in charm and fam­ily history. I have had some of my favourite meals at the ho­tel’s res­tau­rant, La Sponda. The lo­cal Mediter­ranean dishes are so fan­tas­tic, def­i­nitely a high­light of our time in Italy. And we love shop­ping at the ho­tel’s Emporio Le Sirenuse, stocked with Carla’s beau­ti­ful han­dem­broi­dered pil­lows and caf­tans.

Af­ter a late din­ner at La Sponda, I like to look out at the three islets of Li Galli, which you can see from our bed­room. The leg­end is they used to be in­hab­ited by sirens. They are so beau­ti­ful and en­chant­ing… and my thoughts drift as I fall asleep.

IS­LAND AP­PEAL When in Posi­tano, Rosetta and fam­ily stay at Le Sirenuse ho­tel (top), which is built on a hill­side, of­fer­ing amaz­ing views of the town and shore be­low (left)

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