The Passeg­giate d’Au­tore’ are back: in dis­cov­ery of the hid­den trea­sures of Capri

Where Naples Coast & Islands - - CAPRI EXPERIENCE -

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.

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