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 Gunnar Adler Karlsson, who lives nearby, and is still run by him through a dedicated foundation.

The Philosophical Park is run by the non-profit Adler-Ehrnford-Karlsson foundation, which was created specifically to preserve this plot of land and its wild Mediterranean vegetation.

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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".