Villa Malaparte
Villa Malaparte
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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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dapper777
Monaco32,610 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Along the Pizzolungo path that leads to the Arco Naturale a mysterious building stands out against the sea and the magnificent panorama.
On one of the most solitary, tough and difficult corners of the island of Capri, not far from the famous Faraglioni, there is a surprising building in Pompeiian red.
It is the house of the italian writer Curzio Malaparte called Casa Malaparte or Villa Malaparte.
Designed by architect Adalberto Libera, it is considered one of the masterpieces of modern architecture, representing a wonderful example of integration between rationalist modernity and the natural environment.
Casa Malaparte is the only red house among the white houses on the island. The only one with a paved roof-solarium and not with a vaulted ceiling. The only one without the traditional small external staircase.
Its 'rectangular box' shape, interrupted by a flight of steps, which leads to the roof, which is a solarium and terrace, has a simple harmony, which becomes part of the natural structures of the rock.
Villa Malaparte fascinated and still charms visitors with its particular architecture and its history.
Unfortunately it is not allowed to the visitors, who can just take shots of its exterior.
Written 11 November 2021
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Bidule05
France1,604 contributions
Jun 2020
From the Arco naturale, we hiked to villa Malaparte, which is a private residence that cannot be visited.
We were amazed by the villa Malaparte, which is built at the tip of a rocky promontory of Punta Massulo, at 32 meters above the sea! The beautiful red building with parallelepipedic structure is typical of the rationalist style of Italian architecture.
We were also impressed to see that the villa perfectly matches the shape of the Punta Massulo!
Written 12 April 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2020
Takes you around 1h from Capri, depending on your level of fitness. Lots of steps, so bring good shoes. I though the villa was quite nice, and the turquoise waters around it sounded like paradise!
Written 16 October 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,403 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
It’s a bit dated and has the look of a ship. Total isolation. The walk to see it is a few hours from the town depending on your level of fitness and lots of steps.
Written 27 August 2020
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Louis F
Altus, OK999 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Saw the house during a boat tour. It looked really cool but the boat did not stop for it, so you were not able to really check it out.
Written 23 June 2019
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Keith K
Luton, UK57 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I fell in love with Villa Malaparte when watching Jean-Luc Godard's Le Mepris with Brigette Bardot 40 years ago and have always wanted to see it. On my last trip to Capri in the mid 80s, I had no idea how to find it, pre-internet. Now you can find plentiful advice online and if you want a beautiful cliff top walk on the stunning island of Capri then I recommend this unreservedly.

The route we took from Capri Town was along the Pizzolungo path - it takes a couple of hours. After a wander through narrow streets on the edge of town, you come to the wonderfully situated Bar Le Grottelle, perched high on a cliff with a view of the sea. After a detour to the Natural Arch, (well worth seeing), retrace your steps and go down a very steep set of stairs by the bar into the woods, comprising hundreds of steps (don't do this walk in reverse)! You come across the spooky Grotto di Matermania, where wood gods were worshipped and then level out onto a cliff top path. And then there it is - Villa Malaparte below you, looking unbelievable. You can't go down (there is a private path, but I don't think it gets you very far). Linger a while and then move back to Capri Town along the path passing the Faraglioni rocksacks and Hotel Punta Tragara where Churchill and Eisenhower stayed in WW2. A couple of hours of beauty, in the natural world and by the hand of humans.
Written 23 August 2018
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glance-to-leg
Nottingham, UK40 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
You cannot actually get to the house, but you can see it from the pathway above. You also get great views from a distance from the Tiberius villa (Villa Jovis). It is even worth hiring a boat to see it from the sea. If you love modernist architecture or are interested in Curzio Malaparte (great if controversial twentieth-century writer, of curious political views), then this is a must. It is privately owned, and almost impossible to get inside, but you can get an idea from various films, including the 1963 classic, Le Mépris.
Written 11 April 2018
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oxofthesun
NY8 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
I didn't tour the house, but there is a paved hiking trail that wends above the property, which allows for views of the iconic house from Godard's Contempt.
Written 11 April 2017
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
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 sea only.
We stumbled upon that villa, not knowing anything about it at that time, just because we wandered along the path I mentioned above. I don't think it's worth it to plan a special visit.
Written 30 January 2017
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AWC886
Vancouver, Canada132 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
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 the oceanic rock formations of Il Faraglioni.

It is about 45min walk from the Piazzetta along a mostly paved path, although once you get past the touristic area, it becomes more rocky or uneven. However, the views of the house from above are incredible, and well worth the trek out of the town centre.

NOTE: The house is still a private, family home. Therefore, it is not open to tourists or visitors.

Casa Malaparte absolutely stands as one of the great buildings of 20th Century architecture.
Written 12 September 2016
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