A look into the past ...
Originally, the building hosted the atelier of one of the most iconic characters of the island of Capri Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, who in 1900 decided to come to Italy moving permanently on the island of Capri.
The island proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for him: "Capri will be enough for me for life with these rugged cliffs that I adore, with this tremendous and beautiful sea".
The building located in a unique position in the world: the famous main square of Capri “La Piazzetta”, was both the studio and the house of the artist. From 1907, it became an exhibition space.
The exterior was decorated with figures of the huge Diefenbach frieze "Per aspera ad astra" (through the bumps you reach the stars).