Visit the Philosophical Park in Anacapri

Take a few moments out during your stay on Capri for quiet contemplation...visit the Philosophical Park, a meditive path lined by quotes and aphorisms from Eastern and Western philosophy. The park is located in the Migliara countryside near Anacapri, one of the most pristine and undiscovered corners of the Island of Capri.

The Park was created by the Swedish economist Professor Gunnar Adler-Karlsson (1933-2020), who lived many months each year in Casa Marianna next to the Park. The Philosophical Park is open the year around, visitors are most welcome.

The Philosophical Park is run by the non-profit organization Fondazione Adler-Ehrnford-Karlsson which was created specifically to preserve this plot of land for international wisdom and for enjoying the wild Mediterranean vegetation.

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Fondazione Adler-Ehrnford-Karlsson

The Fondazione was founded in 2004 by Gunnar Adler-Karlsson and Marianne Ehrnford Karlsson. It is officially registered and recognized as non profit organisation with the Prefettura di Napoli. The seat of the Fondazione is in Napoli at Corso Vittorio Emanuele n. 167/3.

The purpose of the Fondazione is to maintain the Parco Filosofico and own its land at Via Migliera n. 73 in Anacapri. The Fondazione promotes the education and study of philosophical thoughts and the expression of the philosophical wisdom. The Park, which doesn’t have an entrance fee, shall remain in its original form of nature, salvaging the typical Mediterranean macchia, ideal for meditation.

The Fondazione is managed by the Board of Directors of local and international directors:

  • Peter Mueller, Presidente
  • Manuela Schiano, Vice Presidente
  • Vincenzo d'Aniello
  • Massimo Cerrotta
  • Luca Esposito
  • Anders Jacobson
  • Bo Rydnert
  • Harald von Knorring

Revisore: Costantino Bozzaotre

Bank Account: Intesa San Paolo, Napoli
IBAN: IT07 V030 6909 6061 000 0180 621

We are thankful for donations to support the Parco Filosofico.

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Getting to the Philosophical Park

The Park is located in the area known as the "Migliara" on the far western edge of Anacapri.

To get here: take Via Caposcuro from Piazza della Pace in Anacapri and then continue along Via Migliara. The Park is located at the end of the lane, about 30 minutes by foot.

If you decide to have lunch or dinner at the "Da Gelsomina" restaurant (across from the park entrance), you can request the free shuttle service back to the center of Anacapri.

Capri Philosophical Park

The Walk

There is a pleasant and level pedestrian trail that leads you from the center of Anacapri to the Park in about 30 minutes, winding its way past gardens and vineyards.

Capri Philosophical Park

The View

If you continue by foot past the Park entrance, you will arrive at the dramatic scenic overlook facing the Punta Carena lighthouse. Continue climbing a few meters to the left to view Capri's iconic Faraglioni sea stacks from a unique vantage point.

Capri Philosophical Park

Da Gelsomina

Opposite the Park, the famed Ristorante Da Gelsomina is known for its excellent traditional cuisine. Try the "pollo al mattone" and the "ravioli capresi".