- Italian actor Christian De Sica's villa for sale in Capri
- Charming property in one of the most exclusive spots in the world
- D. H. Lawrence stayed here while working on ‘Lady Chatterley's Lover’
“The first time I saw Capri was when I was nine”, said Christian De Sica, “I went there with my mother to visit my father Vittorio De Sica on the set for the film ‘The Bay of Naples’ in which he starred with Sophia Loren and Clark Gable.”
Since then, the island of Capri has been the protagonist for much of the life of famous Italian actor, comedian and showman Christian De Sica and his wife Silvia Verdone. It is here, since 1996, they have owned the villa which is now for sale with Lionard Luxury Real Estate.
The villa is part of the historic residence ‘The Four Winds’, one of those that contributed to the myth of Capri, designed and built by the American symbolist painter and poet Elihu Vedder, between 1900 and 1903, on the slopes of Mount Solaro.
The magical island of Capri, known as the “pearl” of the Gulf of Naples, the luxury villa has a unique view that includes the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. The property sits in a high panoramic position, offering sweeping views of the horizon and the enchanting profile of Vesuvius.
It was also a long-stay residence for the writer D. H. Lawrence who worked here on the drafting of his controversial novel ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’. First published in 1928 in Italy, the book was promptly banned and only published in Britain in 1960 after an obscenity trial, becoming an instant classic.
The entire property changed hands again at the end of the 1930s, and continued to be frequented by many artists, including Joseph Beuys and Cy Twombly.
Easily reachable from the port either on foot, with a pleasant short walk from the famous square Piazzetta di Capri, or by car from a second access, the estate boasts exclusive terraces that overlook the entire island.
The private garden that surrounds the villa includes lemon trees, rose bushes and lavender, with olive trees offering shaded areas and privacy.
Recently renovated, using quality materials and attention to detail, the villa is spread over a total of 250 square metres internal area, over two floors.
The property offers: 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, panoramic terraces, outbuilding with spa, a private park and a lemon house. Total land area is 2,030 square metres.
The sleeping area, connected internally by a staircase and externally accessible from the garden, includes two double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Near, but independent from the villa, there is the outbuilding used as a spa area, easily convertible into a space for guests. On the roof, another panoramic terrace.
“It is a particularly favourable time for the luxury real estate market in Italy,” said Dimitri Corti, CEO of Lionard Luxury Real Estate. “Villas by the sea are confirmed as one of the most requested and coveted assets, especially in exclusive locations such as Capri.”
As the advertising material concludes, this is surely “one of the most exclusive locations in the world, always associated with elite tourism, without sacrificing privacy.”
The property is offered for sale through Lionard Luxury Real Estate. Price on application.