Casa Rossa

Casa Rossa information

Anacapri & Around , Italy
Via Guiseppe Orlandi 78
+390 81 838 21 93
admission €3
Opening hours
10am-1.30pm & 5.30pm-8pm
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The striking Moroccan-style ‘Red House’ was built by an American colonel, John Clay MacKown, in 1876. Constructed around a 16th-century defensive tower, the building houses an eclectic collection of 19th-century paintings, including some evocative scenes of Capri by Gonsalvo Carelli (1818–1900), and by French painter Eduard Alexandre Sain, who really captures the spirit of 19th century Capri in spirited works such as the ‘Wedding in Capri’.

The museum also houses a colossal 1st century Roman statue discovered during excavations of the Blue Grotto in the early 19th century.