By Jean-François Quénet
Before reaching the hills of Montevergine, where the Giro d'Italia contenders will begin to reveal themselves, the race will head from Salerno to one of the most spectacular landscapes in Europe, known as the coast of Amalfi. In the charming village of Amalfi, an old sign says it all: "When Amilfitans will go to Paradise, it'll just be a day like the other ones." Clearly, they know what is paradise is a part of their everyday life.
Some of the world's biggest celebrities, including Fight Club star Brad Pitt, have also made the area famous. The peloton will experience narrow roads, similar to Milan-San Remo's, and will by the Hotel Santa Caterina, a former favourite holiday sport of the Clinton family.
On a letterhead from the White House, the then first Lady sent this message on August 12, 1994:
Thank you for the generous hospitality you extended to my family, staff and me during our glorious visit to Amalfi. I hope that I will have the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of Hotel Santa Caterina at greater length someday.
With appreciation and kind regards, I am
Hillary Rodham Clinton.