this is me on my birthday in september 2016, at the parco dei principi hotel in sorrento, italy. i don't really have a bucket list but if i did, staying there would have been pretty much at the top. the hotel was designed by gio ponti in the 1960s, and the original furniture designed by ponti is still in situ in the rooms and public spaces. there is also an amazing array of blue and white geometric tiles designed by the architect everywhere. i have never visited a 20th century building so well preserved and complete with all of its furnishings and interiors after 50 years.