Since 1822 Hotel La Palma, once known as Locanda Pagano, is the oldest Hotel in Capri. The notary Giuseppe Pagano hosted travelers in his Villa for the pleasure of long conversations and often the guest were artists, poets, writers, architects, painters, musicians who showed their gratitude by painting the walls, writing poems, singing and playing in the “Artists’ Hotel”. A collective of artists began to gather from all over the world who were inspirited by the genius loci. The guests were charmed by the smooth and familiar atmosphere of this eccentric hotel. Today at Hotel La Palma, people can perceive the same welcome which opens body and mind to relax and wellness.
Hotel La Palma’s history is undoubtedly related to one of the most beautiful places on earth: the “Grotta Azzurra” of Capri. In 1826 a guest of the hotel, the German poet August Kopish, discovered the famous cave which he named “Grotta Azzurra”. Till then nobody dared to enter the cave feared to be induced to sins. However curiosity and spirit of adventure overcame the prejudices and a light never seen before appeared to the eyes of the courageous poet. From that moment on, the history of Capri changed. People from all over the world keep coming to Capri to experience the incredible “Grotta Azzurra”.
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