The White Museum
When you step foot in the Capri Palace, you immediately come face to face with a monumental work resembling a seabed, a sort of fiberglass Atlantis by Arnaldo Pomodoro. The 40-meter long work was transported in pieces on trucks during the night and then assembled into a single piece destined to remain there for posterity. It lines the swimming pool and allows glimpses of the mosaic pool bottom by Velasco Vitali. Then there is the helmet by Mimmo Paladino, once in the Castel dell'Ovo, sitting next to the sliding door. Just before the reception there is Ettore e Andromaca, a painting by Giorgio De Chirico from 1960.
The Capri Palace is first and foremost a hotel and art destination thanks to the assortment of works assembled by its founder, Tonino Cacace. His collection is called The White Museum, a dispersed museum that recounts the spirit of Anacapri and the vision of those who wish to offer clients not only hospitality, but also the privilege to live history. The oversized painting by Allen Jones depicting a female mannequin coming out of the canvas hangs over the fiberglass counter of the bar; the traditional boat with two prows used in the past to enter and exit the Blue Grotto without having to turn is a work by Fabrizio Plessi. Entitled Azzurra, it is a powerful reminder of the Mediterranean. In the hall, the Louis XVI chair confirms that the necessary level of madness to live life to its fullest has been reached. Then are the suites that pay homage to artists such as Warhol, Magritte, Miró Kandinsky and Mondrian. The museum awaits you.