The Island of Capri is the most preciouse gem of the Tyrrenian Sea, a celebreted and frequented holiday and tourist resort since the antiquity as testified by the remains of the Villas built by emperor Tiberius. Capri is a miniature paradise, full of enchanting spots and natural beauties. A vist to Capri, must include various sights: the famouse Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni, the Natural Arch and Monte Solaro with his incomparable panoramic view.
Capri is a sea of emotions, a dream, a million charming secrets to discover: maybe Capri it really is an Enchanted Island. The isle of Capri is described in many ways: The blue Island, The sleeping beauty, or better The Island of Love. But the most suitable description is the one which each of us as children has attributed to the place of his dreams.
Rising up like a mythical sea creature out of the blue waters opposite the Partenopean coastline, this most sought after of Mediterranean isles, has inspired writers and poets for centuries. Capri. The heady perfume of her flowers, the exquisite kaleidoscope of colours, the memories of an ancient past, a peaceful silence broken only by the call of the seabirds, these are just a few of the characteristics of a fairytale island.
The exodus of Russian intellectuals after the Russian – Japanese war of 1905, contributed to making Capri a political and literary refuge. At that time Massimo Gorki arrived on the island, warmly welcomed by the cosmopolitan community residing there.
Capri is also famous for the ancient perfumes manifacturing. The legend tells that on 1380 the prior father of the San Giacomo Chartreuse, who didn’t know anything about the arrival of the sovereign Giovanna D’Angio’, decided to pick-up for her the most beautiful flowers of the island.Those flowers remained three days in the same water and when the prior had to throw the flowers away, he suddenly realized that water had acquired an unkown fragrance. Consequently he decide to refer to the religious man, who was an alchemy erudite, and this man said that the fragrance originated from the “Garofilum Woodland Caprese” That very water was the first Capri perfume.