Built during the 1700s, Il Sogno di Capri is one of Capri’s largest private properties. Its feel and aesthetics are the results of the great characters who have inhabited it and enhanced it over the years. In the first half of the 1900s, Il Sogno di Capri was home to British author Norman Douglas, who decided to shape it into an oasis for the spirit. During his stay, Douglas contributed greatly to the beauty and aura of the estate by planting several hundred oaks, olive trees, olms, cypresses and Mediterranean pines.

Following Douglas came the Scottish writer Sir Compton Mackenzie, who in turn, after having spent many summers in Capri, sold the villa to an Italian noble family. In the 1960s, Il Sogno di Capri was spotted by the current owners, who were instantly taken aback by the natural spectacle as they were sailing around the island. In the 1980s, they enriched the Villa with a stunning swimming pool that overlooks both the sea and the Gulf of Naples.

Il Sogno di Capri is the largest out of the three villas found on the property. It is surrounded by terraces and gardens and has five bedrooms plus 2 additional dependencies, each with bedroom and en-suite.

Il Sogno di Capri’s feel can be described as that of an unconstrained flow, where light and air alike move freely through the large white arches and the tall French windows. Every room overlooks the garden and sea and is decorated with lightly coloured furniture and artwork that compliment the natural hues that pore in through the vast windows. At the heart of the Villa is a black maze-like set of staircases that meet at the centre of the property. Each staircase leads toward a different floor of the Villa, meaning the whole house is easily explored through this black crossroads.

The living room’s most unique piece is a large, custom-made sofa overlooking the garden. Larger than a king-sized bed, it is a phenomenal option for lounging and relaxing. The dining room is one of the most beautiful jewels of the property and is composed by a round, large, marble table surrounded by beautifully designed wooden chairs. Surrounding the seating area are wall-sized windows that create the illusion of outdoor eating.

Two large wooden and marble dining tables are also available on the terraces, seating between 8 and 10 people each. There a three large terraces, one of which surrounds the majority of the house, equipped with 3 external dining tables, coffee tables, teak chaises-lounges, benches and armchairs.