I came across this idyllic "casa" while visiting one of my favorite blogs, Gervais de Bedee, yesterday.
I felt like I had escaped for a moment in time to the island of Capri.
One of the things I love about blogs is finding one that resonates with you and connects you to their world.
In this case, having a glimpse into Paul Gervais de Bedee's life is truly a fantasy world full of beauty and amazing places, villas, gardens, food and people in and around Lucca, Italy where he calls the Villa Massei home.
"Paul Gervais is a critically acclaimed writer, painter, landscape designer and intrepid explorer of life's pathways - particularly those involving a garden."
This little Capri casa is the holiday residence of friends of his from Lucca that was once the home of Raffaele La Capria, the Neapolitan author.
The casa is carved out of a rocky mountain and therefore has windows only on one side.
This vignette serves as a "shrine" to the author, La Capria, whose typewriter still sits on the desk he left behind when he sold the casa to Paul's friends 15 years ago.
Treasures abound in this tiny island abode.
I was completely charmed and mesmerized by this casa and found myself scrolling up and down this post for the longest time taking in all the little details of a life lived in such a place called Capri.
When I was done, I felt relaxed and happy.
I wanted to share it with you too, so I emailed Paul Gervais de Bedee and asked if I might post about it on La Dolfina.
He responded, of course, please go ahead and share!
So I hope you enjoyed a glimple of a casa in Capri as much as I did!
And please tell Paul I said "Ciao"
I will leave you with these final images of a 19th century gouche of the Grotta Azzura,
a still life of shells,
a Capri cliff,
and a shadow box of "Capri life."
I would love to know, have you ever been to Capri?