During my recent stay on Capri I didn’t give up my habit of walking to discover the historic and artistic heritage of the island.
After the visits to Villa Jovis and Certosa di San Giacomo which I already told you about, I have now been to Villa Lysis, residence of French Baron Jacques d'Adelsward-Fersen (1880-1923).
I easily arrived there thanks to the signs along the scenic route that is really nice to go along.
The Art Nouveau villa was built in 1905 for Baron Fersen who wished to live in a romantic and uncrowded area on the top of a hill overlooking the sea.
The building is in excellent condition and has large indoor and outdoor spaces
and it is surrounded by a lush garden, where there are of historic artifacts and the remains of a small neoclassical circular temple.
Baron Fersen, poet and writer, took refuge on Capri to run away from the scandal created in Paris by his lascivious conduct, where he had undergone a trial.
On the island he built his hermitage, now owned by the local council.
The entrance to Villa Lysis is free, you can leave a donation if you like.
If you are going to Capri, do not forget to visit this charming villa overlooking the sea.
English version by Maurizio de Santis
Special thanks to David Strong