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Address: Giro dell'Arco Naturale, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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This unique and non-traditional structure, located on the wildest part of...

This unique and non-traditional structure, located on the wildest part of Capri, is the residence of Tuscan writer Curzio Malaparte, who called it "home like me" to stress its exclusiveness and dramatic style.

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Futuristic home built in 1938 !

Viewed this space age looking home as part of the Arco Nationale walk. It stands on an isolated promontory and can only be accessed by sea cliff ladder from what we could see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
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Varna, Bulgaria
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373 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We saw that building on the promontory when we were strolling on the path from the Terrace of Tragara to the Natural Arch. It was difficult to figure out how that villa had been built. Another interesting point - how people used to get there? Then we saw the steps in the rocks and realized the access was from the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Casa Malaparte was designed & built in the late 1930s by the German-Italian writer, Curzio Malaparte, as a reflection of his life and all its adventures as well as hardships. Completely rejecting the idea of a typical rustic villa or similar Caprese building type, Malaparte wanted a modern house. He located it on the outcropping of Punta Massullo, near to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interesting but not a must in my opinion! A walk around the island in this area is good, as there is no transport by road. IT can get very hot in July / August so ensure you are equipped with good shoes and a hat or umbrella for shade.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

...and a great example of Italian modern architecture, I still don't know if the house can be visited or if it belongs to a foundation or private hands... I made myself happy with seeing it from land, on the path that from Capri's Piazzetta goes by the Certosa and then the Faraglioni.. If you keep on walking, suddenly it will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Viewed this space age looking home as part of the Arco Nationale walk. It stands on an isolated promontory and can only be accessed by sea cliff ladder from what we could see. Looks in impeccable condition, was astonished to find out it was built for Swedish writer in 1938. Not sure how postman, milkman, etc. Can reach it.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Many beautiful sites and lots of history to be found at the top of the island....tight treck up those roads! Don't look down but worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Nobody talks about it. Nobody points to it. No signs. No nothing. This is an arquitectural gem that, at the same time, is inscrived in cinema history as part of the 1963 movie "Contempt" ("Le mèpris") by Jean-Luc Godard, with Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance and Michel Piccoli. It was a total shock, after one hour of walking by myself around... More 

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Capri, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

The walk starting from the natural arch and ending at Punta Tragara takes you down over 800 stairs and eventually back up, walking along the coast of the island, past one of Tiberios ruins (matermania grotto) and above Villa Malaparte. The Malaparte house is closed off and inaccessible except for private parties, and then only by sea, but seeing it... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Villa Malaprte neither is a stunning view, nor is easily accessible. Either your carry a keen interest in modern Italian architectural or you happen to be the utmost fan of Jean-Luc Godard or Brigitte Bardot for instance, who shot here Le Mépris (Contempt). Casa Malaparte rather stands out as an expression of its creator, Curzio Malaparte, identy and believes: a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

It is a beautiful villa perched on the rocks and is a very striking red coloured structure that you can see on the Island..now a museum our visit here was OK and felt that we could have skipped it!

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