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