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The natural arch and Villa Malaparte
peculiar natural phenomenon, the arch is the result of the collapse of a cave
and of the effects of wind and rain that molded the arch into its present shape.
We recommend going through the panoramic Pizzolungo to visit the Grotta di
Matermania and Villa Malaparte.
During a visit to Capri in 1936, writer and journalist Curzio Malaparte (his real name was Curt Suckert) bought territory near the Faraglioni rocks known as Massullo point from the Vuotto family to build a summer home.
Despite local opposition Malaparte completed his project between 1938 and 1939. It was designed by the architect Adalberto Libera and worked on by Amitrano with contributions from Malaparte himself. The now famous work is integrated with the landscape, its outline resting on the rock.
Famous figures have stayed in the villa a including Moravia, Togliatti, Jean Cocteau and Albert Camus. Upon Malaparte's death it was donated to the People's Republic of China. It later became the center for a cultural
foundation and on occasion is used for conferences and art exhibits.