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_Punta Campanella

Located in the UNESCO protected landscape area of ​​Punta Campanella, the extreme edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula that separates the Gulf of Naples from that of Salerno. In ancient times this location served as a Saracen bastion for watching pirates such as the famous Torre Minerva overlooking the cliff, where a bell was made to ring in case of alarm and from which it most probably derives the origin of its name (Punta della Campanella!).

The path to reach the tower, strictly by foot, is an enchanting itinerary along the “mythological” route of an ancient Greco-Roman mule track, still partially paved with Roman pavements which thin out towards a luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation until it reaches the hectares of land cultivated with olive groves, lemon groves, fruit trees and the vegetable garden within a succession of terraces bordered by dry stone walls.

Here around the Tower the large wooden tables are arranged, sheltered in the shade of the olive trees, in the presence of the mystical view of the crystalline and iridescent colors of the sea and the sky that seem to merge, amplifying the iridescent effect of the diaphanous light that dominates the Faraglioni of Capri and wraps every glimpse of the 360 degrees view in a spell.

The Tower, restored in the ‘90s by the Genius family, is furnished in a rustic and minimal style with pieces of contemporary design and relics of artistic works left inside as a tribute or in memory of events or art performances that have taken place over time. One example are the plastic glasses “splashed” with color pigments used by the Japanese artist Shimamoto during his artistic “action” on site and subsequently assembled by posterity … “like petals of a flower that enclose and preserve its spirit and memory!”

Located in the UNESCO protected landscape area of ​​Punta Campanella, the extreme edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula that separates the Gulf of Naples from that of Salerno. In ancient times this location served as a Saracen bastion for watching pirates such as the famous Torre Minerva overlooking the cliff, where a bell was made to ring in case of alarm and from which it most probably derives the origin of its name (Punta della Campanella!).

The path to reach the tower, strictly by foot, is an enchanting itinerary along the “mythological” route of an ancient Greco-Roman mule track, still partially paved with Roman pavements which thin out towards a luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation until it reaches the hectares of land cultivated with olive groves, lemon groves, fruit trees and the vegetable garden within a succession of terraces bordered by dry stone walls.

Here around the Tower the large wooden tables are arranged, sheltered in the shade of the olive trees, in the presence of the mystical view of the crystalline and iridescent colors of the sea and the sky that seem to merge, amplifying the iridescent effect of the diaphanous light that dominates the Faraglioni of Capri and wraps every glimpse of the 360 degrees view in a spell.

The Tower, restored in the ‘90s by the Genius family, is furnished in a rustic and minimal style with pieces of contemporary design and relics of artistic works left inside as a tribute or in memory of events or art performances that have taken place over time. One example are the plastic glasses “splashed” with color pigments used by the Japanese artist Shimamoto during his artistic “action” on site and subsequently assembled by posterity … “like petals of a flower that enclose and preserve its spirit and memory!”

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