Anacapri. Two days before the wedding, I am a guest in the house of the couple, who take me into their orchard after sunset.
Capri. The majolica floor mosaic created by the master “riggiolaro”, or majolica artist, Leonardo Chiaiese. It is wonderful to pause to gaze at the plants and animals. Church of San Michele Arcangelo, Baroque, 1698/1719.
Villa San Michele, the Sphinx.
The old tailoring firm belonging to the groom’s family in Anacapri.Auntie has made the wedding clothes for both of them.
The last fitting of the dress that the bride will wear the next day. The mother of the groom looks on.
Early in the morning on the day of the ceremony, the groom’s father brings the flowers to the future bride. It is he who tends the orchard and the vineyard.
The gestures say it all. Father and mother-in-law.
In the photo: Eduardo de Filippo and Antonio de Curtis, Totò. In pride of place in the couple’s home is this photo showing the embrace of these two great artists.
My daughter fills my heart!
It is always the gestures that speak to me ... the expression of such an immense interior world ... that the Neapolitans keep intact.
The church of Santa Sofia in Anacapri, dating to 1510.
Father, daughter and groom.
Villa San Michele at Anacapri, the home of the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe. In 1895 during the restoration of an ancient chapel commissioned by the doctor, an ancient Roman villa came to light.
I follow the newlyweds as they wander among the numerous archaeological exhibits from the Roman period conserved with care by Alex Munthe.
In the background, what all the tourists come to see: the Sphinx, an Egyptian find discovered by Axel Munthe. As the doctor recounts in his autobiography “The Story of San Michele”, one night he had a dream … on the following
The villa with the gulf and the port of Capri in the background.
The Faraglioni. In the rare and unusual light of an overcast sky.
The newlyweds take me over the sea
The last bathers, a lady and her dog, leave us alone with the blue.
This beach is very famous. Since the 60s it has been a popular destination for visitors from all over the world.
The lighthouse of Punta Carena, which is one of the best-loved symbols of the inhabitants of Capri.
The bride is beautiful, blue like her island.