The Passeggiate d’Autore’ are back: in discovery of the hidden treasures of Capri
For the sixth consecutive year, visitors will have a chance to participate in the so-called ‘Passeggiate d’Autore’, unique walking tours organized by Renato Esposito, an expert of the history of the island of Capri and the manager of the Gatto Bianco Hotel. “Capri hides lots of secrets - explains Esposito - Sartre, who was madly in love with the island often said that in Naples and in Capri the stones speak, they tell stories, you just have to be attuned to your surroundings to understand their language: I am trying to decode the language of stones to help my clients discover the essence of the island”. This month, he has organized two guided tours in collaboration with the Nesea cultural association and the Department of Culture of the Commune of Capri. On 2 July, the ‘Passeggiate d’Autore’ will be dedicated to the historic hotels of Capri, including the Certosella, where Camille Du Locle, the composer of the majority of Giuseppe Verdi’s librettos, lived and died.
Alternately, on 22 July, Esposito has organized a dramatized walking tour to discover the villas formerly inhabited by some of Britain’s bestknown authors, including Graham Greene, who commissioned a master builder from Anacapri to build a white wall in front of which he wrote most of his thrillers because he said that the scenery of Capri distracted him.