A resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, Capri is an extraordinary destination, redolent with ancient charm. It has been - and is - cherished by literary icons, celebrities, poets and the jet set. Swedish physician Axel Munthe recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; film director Jean-Luc Godard used it as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt.
There's a rich Mediterranean spirit and style to be found in its beautiful gardens, villas and caves as well as in the people meandering in the lively La Piazzetta Capri, where cars are prohibited and the island's playful attitude runs rampant. A celebration of this paradise on earth, Capri Dolce Vita traces this fabled corner of the world through the ages.
Words by Cesare Cunaccia Assouline Capri Dolce Vita
Capri has probably seen more dramatic events and more extraordinary people on its own soil and in the vicinity than any other small island in the world.Arvid Andrén