The great Italian writer and painter Alberto Savino called the island of Capri “one of the most magnetic places in the universe”. And he was right, because the Capri of today, like that of yesterday, still holds an irresistible pull on travelers and celebrities from around the world.
It seems nothing less than a miracle, this natural combination of earth, sky, sea, and light in this immense cliff that rises from the depths.
The sea caves, amazingly shaped sea stacks, the greenery of the sheer cliffs, amazing scenery, artistic and literary heritage, dynamic social life – this all goes into the mix for making this the most dreamed of and celebrated of islands.
The first historic figure to be captivated by Capri was the Roman Emperor Tiberius who chose to spend the final years of his life here.
But it wasn’t until the middle of the 19th century that it became the well-known icon of style it is today. That was when writers, poets, artists, directors, and actors started to make it a niche residence and place of modern myth for decades to come.