Built as a private villa in the 1920s, this property served as the headquarters for the American Command during World War II, hosting famous guests such as General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill. Opened as a luxury hotel in 1968, the villa has a sophisticated ambiance and is ideal for romantic getaways. Children 10 and older are welcome.
It was known as the “Stracasa” (“Super-house”) because it was so much more than a humble abode. In 1920 the Lombardy-born engineer Emilio Errico Vismara chose spectacular Punta Tragara as the perfect spot to build a villa, perched high above the sea with views of the Faraglioni rock formations. The plans were drawn up by Le Corbusier, who described the villa as “a kind of architectural bloom, an extension of the rock, an offspring of the island, a plant-like phenomenon”.
Peace brought all the joie de vivre of the Dolce Vita to Capri, and in 1968 Count Goffredo Manfredi bought the villa as a holiday home, turning it into a hotel in 1973. Hotel Punta Tragara has enjoyed extraordinary growth ever since, reaching the pinnacle of hospitality on Capri as its five-star luxury status attests today.
Location: Naples, Italy
Distance from Airport: Naples Intl. Airport (NAP) approx. 2hr 3mins. away
This Capri Island hotel is located at the end of Via Tragara, overlooking the sea and Faraglioni rocks. The hotel features a fitness center, two outdoor pools, and a spa offering a range of treatments including thalassotherapy (surcharge). The on-site Mediterranean restaurant overlooks the sea, and a complimentary buffet breakfast is available each morning. Amenities at Hotel Punta Tragara include room service (limited hours), concierge services, and complimentary wireless Internet access.
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