Hidden Gems of Capri pt. 1
It is one of the most exquisite examples of twentieth century liberty architecture on the island.
During Capri’s Romantic period it was host to several intellectuals.
Rainer Maria Rilke, a bohemian Austrian poet and novelist, was one of its prestigious inhabitants.
Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach also lived in the Villa and is famously remembered for writing on its walls: “hereby lives the body of a dead man”.
His paintings are still on show in Capri’s Certosa.
A close friend of Axel Munthe, was the first owner of the Villa.
She sold the property in 1970 and the main part of the Villa was bought by Clementina Rodriguez d’Acri.
In 1978, her heirs decided to transform the Villa into several self contained apartments of exquisite style and beauty.