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Casa Rossa

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Casa Rossa

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A boat tour around Capri is the perfect way to discover the island at a relaxed pace sharing the happiness with a small group of people ( max 12) on board. We will pick you up with a free shuttle to your hotel and we will leave from the port of Massa Lubrense sailing under the coast towards Capri with a first stop at the Marciano natural waterfall to take some amazing photos,to show later to your friends once you'll be back home, and take a refreshing bath. We will continue towards Cala di Mitigliano and Punta Campanella, the extremity of the Sorrento Peninsula to arrive in Capri welcomed by the Salto di Tiberio, a precipice overlooking the sea, and Villa Jovis immediately followed by the "Grotta del Corallo" and the "Grotta Bianca". The tour will continue sailing towards the Faraglioni Rocks, the Natural Arch of Capri and Villa Malaparte. The first part of the tour will end with a stop for a swim in Marina Piccola with a view of the Faraglioni, before a landing on the island for a stop of about 4 hours. On board we will provide you a packed lunch with vegetarian sandwich and beverages! The return journey is approximately 40 minutes, a free shuttle to the hotel will be waiting for you at the port.
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Robert W wrote a review Oct 2019
Lisburn, United Kingdom3,102 contributions190 helpful votes
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I noticed this building - (Built in 1876 by the eccentric American Colonel John Clay MacKhowen) - from the Chair Lift, going up Monto Salaro (589m high). The colour is startling, and the building's quite nice, but the inside (mainly paintings and Roman Nymph statues) is unimpressive, and perhaps not worth the entrance fee. A guided tour can be arranged. There is too much else to see on Capri! It's worth a photo or two. (those interested in architecture and the history of Capri might enjoy the inside and courtyard). It's closed on a Monday!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Prithigal wrote a review Aug 2019
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Was on a budget so skipped the inside tour which others seem to have found disappointing. Many interesting items and architectural details to be seen from the inside foyer. The entrance door is beautiful.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Phil570 wrote a review Jun 2019
Bolton, United Kingdom1,858 contributions122 helpful votes
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Lovely building that stands out as you are walking past & has a bit of history , being built by an American in 1876 . Very nice but i thought there would be a little more there than the Art .
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Sellest wrote a review Jun 2019
Bushey, United Kingdom3,544 contributions310 helpful votes
We walked passed this big impressive boldly painted building and glanced in the courtyard which had some interesting items in it. A lady approached us to ask if we wanted to pay to go in, telling us that there were exhibits including some statues found by divers in the blue grotto so we paid our money, at which point she said the top sections were shut but it didn’t matter as everything to be seen was in the open section. Well, have to say we were rather underwhelmed - basically, all this was was an art exhibition – rows of paintings (mainly by just a couple of artists) and not being art buffs or enthusiasts this was not really of that much interest to us – the only thing that was vaguely interesting were the four statues. Had we known we most probably would not bothered paying to enter (we stayed about 10 mins max!)
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Marty Bielicki wrote a review Jul 2018
Jensen Beach, Florida12,789 contributions3,311 helpful votes
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You really can’t miss seeing this place as it is painted “Red,” hence the name “Casa Rossa.” It is located on the same ally way as the church Santa Sofia. Casa Rossa was built between 1876 to 1898 by an American Confederate Officer and physician, John Jay MacKowen and his wife. The couple actually wanted to place a direct road to their other property, The Blue Grotto. The community would not stand for it as it would take away from the “boat trade.” A quirky and eclectic museum now exists. Various statues and paintings dominate this Moroccan style architecture. The most interesting statues are from the Blue Grotto. There are a number of paintings from the 19th century that are fascinating also. Steps or an elevator will take you up to the fourth floor. A rooftop will provide views of the area. Not posted, you can use your stub from visiting Villa Michelle to get a euro off from the modest entrance price. We arrived on a warm day, and what I remember most was the cool AC in all the rooms. Unlike other museums, Casa Rossa “WILL” allow you to take photographs. John MacKowen went to Dartmouth College in the USA. There are papers he wrote about his experiences. I wish there was a book with answers to questions like: How did he find Anacapri? His war experiences? His relationships with the locals of Anacapri? Looks like he led a fascinating life. If you found this review “helpful” in any way, please press “LIKE” to let me know.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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