Capri has been inhabited since prehistoric times. It is an enchanting island located between the Gulf of Naples and Salerno. After being a Greek colony, in 29 BC, it became part of the domain of Rome under the Roman Emperor Augustus. The remains of its glorious past alongside its lush and wild nature, its morphology of plain lands and coasts with delightful coves and caves (including the famous Blue Grotto) have made it a popular destination for many tourists since 1800. Due to its irresistible charm it was included as a fundamental step of the “Grand Tour”- the journey that young European aristocrats used to carry out in the past; besides being the location where an increasing number of artists and intellectuals decided to retire for long periods (sometimes for life) in the their villas. Even the international jet set from the 1950’s chose the island as a “buen retiro” increasing its glamorous appeal.
Capri, defined by the writer-painter Alberto Savinio “one of the magnetic points of the universe” and on which Pablo Neruda wrote his famous poem. Assouline dedicates a book entitled “Capri Dolce vita”. Through over 200 images, this elegant volume, edited by Cesare Cunaccia, offers a journey through the history and the sparkling atmosphere of the island, made of nature, culture, relaxation, but also lots of fun.
Must Have: 40 knots – Xerjoff JTC
40 Knots by Xerjoff JTC is the Italian Sailing Club from where we set sail for a journey through the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. On board a sailing boat that inspires a sense of freedom, guided only by the wake of aromas of this extraordinary sea that enhances and strengthens in a riot of colour, light and mystery. Impossible for Xerjoff not to distil all this Mediterranean wealth a perfume that evokes the natural beauty, history and mysticism of a legendary sea, cradling and mixing “essential” perfumes in 40 Knots.