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Villa Malaparte

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 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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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“contempt” (3 reviews)
“punta” (2 reviews)
Giro dell'Arco Naturale, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

1  Thank oxofthesun
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?...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank AWC886
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...More

Thank anonymousB2188FC
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...More

1  Thank 944giorgiog
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...More

Thank supaken
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

Thank sandra r
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...More

Thank Claudio B
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...More

2  Thank EcoCapri
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...More

1  Thank AvecPaulette
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25 September 2016|
Response from AWC886 | Reviewed this property |
It's a privately-owned home, not a museum. It is not open for visitors. It is visible from a pathway which runs high above on the cliffs, but you cannot physically visit the house.
6 July 2016|
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Response from sandra r | Reviewed this property |
See All Tours on Viator cost about $90.00 Overview Embark on this 8-hour cruise around Capri Island, with your small-group of no more than 10. Observe highlights from the boat such as the statue of the Scugnizzo, the... More
Thitiwat A
17 August 2015|
Response from Embata | Reviewed this property |
It is a private house not a museum.
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