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CHANTECLER - CAPRI - Founded in 1947 - Jewels designed to evoke passion, joyfulness and infinite joie de vivre from the first time they are worn and all the times to follow.

January 01, 2020

Photo: The famous bell in the Maiolica version

Capri is where everything started for us. Every day its energy, colors and scents give life to something extraordinary and unique, which we lovingly turn into jewels. Chantecler wouldn’t be the same company it is today if Capri, as well as being the focal point of our equilibrium, were not also at the center of a world that marks time and influences styles. Our Island has from time immemorial been a meeting place for influential people; cover story divas and prominent intellectuals bestowing the international appeal that makes it so special and that has given us the privilege to grow there.


The friendship between Pietro Capuano and Salvatore Aprea created a partnership that throughout the decades to come maintained the charm of those magical years intact.


Chantecler was founded in 1947 and in the same year opened their first Boutique in Capri. Thanks to devoted world famous clients over the years, the two jewelers’ fame stretched beyond the shores of the Island.


In 1994 Chantecler chose Cortina, the pearl of the Dolomites, to open their second Boutique. Openings in Milan followed in 2002, in Tokyo in 2007, in Astana, Kazakistan in 2012 and in Hong Kong in 2013. Finally, due to expanding distribution, the legendary Chantecler is today one of the most dynamic entrepreneurial experience, headed by Salvatore Aprea’s heirs, Maria Elena, Costanza and Gabriele with his wife Teresa; they received their precious heritage and nourished it with passion, intelligence, vision but most of all with love and respect for the values within this extraordinary brand.

We strive for our jewels to reflect timeless, yet modern beauty.


One of the creations that so marked the history of Chantecler dates back to 1944, when Pietro Capuano and Salvatore Aprea took inspiration from the legend of St. Michael and did forge a bronze bell to donate as a lucky charm and a symbol of peace to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then president of the United States. The Campanella collection has its roots in this event, and has become an iconic symbol of our brand to which we are very fond of.

"We are children of Capri and have been lucky enough to grow up within a family that has made aesthetic sense a value, allowing us to succeed in fulfilling this very objective. Thanks to the craftsmanship secrets handed down from our father and safeguarded with pride, our values are mirrored in each Chantecler creation".
Gabriele, Maria Elena, Costanza Aprea

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 49/51Capri (Napoli)Italy

EMILIO PUCCI - Return to CAPRI - The magical island where the Pucci dream first started over six decades ago

January 01, 2020

Emilio Pucci returns to Capri, the magical island where the Pucci dream first started over six decades ago. A boutique on the glittering Via Camerelle.

No place crystalizes so clearly the unmistakable essence of the Pucci brand as the island of Capri. Via Camerelle, the famous cobblestoned street in the heart of the island’s chic shopping and nightlife, is where the Marchese Emilio Pucci himself used to stroll with a gang of glamorous, jet-setting women. In Marina Piccola, the Marchese opened the doors to his very first boutique, La Canzone del Mare in 1951. For 30 years the shop remained an iconic, requisite destination for worldly women seeking joyful, sophisticated and effortless clothing, while the nascent brand itself ushered in the beginning of Italy’s brilliant post-war fashion boom.

Via delle Camerelle 67, 80073 Capri, Italy


January 01, 2020

Legend recounts that in 1380, the father prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. James, taken by surprise by the news of Queen Joan of Anjou coming to Capri, picked a bouquet of the most beautiful flowers of the island; these remained in the same water for three days and, as he went to throw them away, the prior noticed that it had acquired a mysterious fragrance unknown to him. So he turned to the friar specialized in alchemy, who traced the origin of the scent to the "Garofilium Silvestre Caprese".

That water was the first perfume of Capri.

Today Carthusia has put into practice its centuries-old knowledge in order to develop a culture of perfume unique in the world. Over the years, it has refined its mastery about the olfactory sense, refining and structuring its comprehension of essences, in order to grant to those who choose its fragrances the purest and most intense emotions. Nowadays, as in the past, all stages of production are carried out by hands to guarantee the accurate application of the natural methods involved and the precious care of traditional craftsmanship.

LABORATORIO Capri - Handmade only in Capri - New volumes and shapes invent modern codes and maintain unaltered that unmistakable Capri spirit.

January 01, 2020

Gigino Tailor’s shop, a key location and reference for the international jet-set since the 1960s, thanks to expertise and talent of two exceptional tailors, Luigi, and Maria Luisa.


In 2010, the creativity of this family meets in the exclusive atmosphere of LABORATORIO Capri, the celebrated tailoring shop evolves to include in its space a full collection of rigorously handmade pieces.

Michele and Augusto, the two sons, select and suggest artisans that reinterpret the style and taste of the ’50s and ’60s.

Brilliant prints, adding ethnic touches, composing the collections.​

Laboratorio S.A.S. Di Mazzarella Maria Luisa

6 Via Cerio Ignazio, Capri, NA 80073, 80076 Capri NA

ALBERTO AND LINA - la Campanina - CAPRI - A Family Tradition - Jewelry and Watches

January 01, 2020

The family tradition which keeps the name of the founders Alberto and Lina alive has become an important part of the history of Capri worldwide, synonymous with originality, quality, and the utmost care of their clientele.

Our store is just like our home, where we welcome our guests in a warm familiar atmosphere. It truly feeds our soul to see clients that return each year while on holiday and to meet new people that have never been. We pride ourselves on giving everyone from royalties & noteworthy personalities to simply travelers from all over the utmost attention and care while in our store... hoping to make you feel like part of our family and truly enjoy your time spent with us looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Capri. 

Unique pieces that combine a great craftsmanship sometimes with a modern touch using different materials and precious stones that are inspired from the sea as well as the natural beauty of Capri. Understated elegance, refinement and a taste for innovation, is what always drives La Campanina in the making of its jewelry.

History of the Island, as well as the Federico family, is also a place where La Campanina finds inspiration for newer designs. Every day being drawn to, or inspired by, things they see or a nostalgia from another era that bring new designs to life. 

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 18, 80073 Capri, Italy, Tel +39 081 837 06 43,


January 01, 2020

In the famous Piazzetta di Capri, La Parisienne represents the authentic spirit of Capri fashion since 1906.  With its two labels: Adrian's and Capri Couture, since the 60s, they have never stopped producing its pret a porter of luxury, keeping in this way, alive, the precious tradition of Capri craftsmanship.

The small atelier, located inside the boutique, is a hotbed of fashion creations. Kaftans, tunics, and jackets in beautifully printed silks are offered in combination with stretch silk shantung trousers in many bright colors.


 Ms. Onassis had her capris made there. "She ordered six pairs at a time, always in white," said Francesca Settanni, whose family has owned the shop for a long time. "She never wanted to carry any luggage."

PUTTINI - CAPRI - Exclusive Designer of Jewelry for Lovers of Beauty

January 01, 2020

Angela Puttini Jewelry was founded by Angela Puttini, whose family has lived on Capri for generations.

"Speaking with Antonella Puttini is regenerating. There's a sunniness about her and about the light, joyful way she talks. Her jewels are just as precious and emotional. 
The sea and sun of Capri are definitely part of her soul, and the enthusiasm and vitality of her personality are part of the essence of her creations. Antonella began working with jewelry at the end of the 1980s with her mother Angela. The jewelry shop was opened by chance, almost an act of fate. But soon she became frustrated with selling others' creations. 
Surrounded by the precious and semi-precious stones she loved, she began to mix them together and to dream of making earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. This is how her one-off pieces came about. Sometimes they have inserts from old pieces otherwise doomed to oblivion. Other pieces feature the typical stones of her island: coral, pearls, lava stone along with gold, bronze, and silver.

The collections came one after the other and they all take inspiration from legends and myths from Caprese culture. They are created from the finest quality materials and by following the most refined goldsmithing techniques. Cameos are a common theme either with antique looks or engraved with Antonella's designs. 
In her romantic boutique with its cupola ceiling, jewels are displayed in Empire-style windows and cases along the wall with flaming red details. This warm Caprese boutique gives off a sense of culture, classicism, and feeling."

By Anna Bassi


January 01, 2020

by: Marilena D’Ambro | foto: Davide Esposito

Giorgio Galardo is the baker and together with his family – brother Andrea, father Salvatore and mother Giovanna – he runs La Bottega del Pane. “The bakery was set up in 1914 by my great-grandfather after he came back from a journey to Argentina to seek his fortune. I learned all the secrets of the trade when I was a boy, thanks to my grandfather and father: the best teachers. Now Andrea and I are the fourth generation to run the company,” he declares proudly, his words accompanied by the incessant kneading of the dough mixer, while the smell of freshly baked bread fills the room. The night is sacrificed to his work .” So what is his greatest satisfaction? “Saying the sweetest of goodbyes to the night with the goodness of our products. It gives you a really good feeling to see the youngsters’ eyes light up with joy, when they come here early in the morning on their way back from the disco to enjoy hot brioches and freshly baked bread twists.


January 01, 2020

The artistic activity of Grazia and Marica Vozza, twin sisters from Capri, came into being when they opened a small studio in Capri in 1999. Grazia is creation, Marica is determination. In 2006, Grazia & Marica Vozza Gallery Store opened in Via Fuorlovado, a few steps from the “Piazzetta di Capri”. The Capri sisters are internationally recognized for their unique handmade design of distinctive jewelry.

“Our source of inspiration is first of all Capri, with its landscapes, lights, colors.”

Today, within easy reach of the main store, “Finestre di Luce” has become the new space where Carolina, Grazia’s young daughter, shows all her creative freedom. ​


Since 2010, Grazia & Marica Vozza has been in New York with a small corner in Bergdorf Goodman.​

Grazia e Marica Vozza - Capri, Via Fuorlovado 38 - Capri, Italy, P. +39 081 837 40 10, Email:

CAPRI KRONOS - CAPRI TIME Mario Ruocco, a member of the third generation of a Capri historic family of goldsmiths, jewelers and watchmakers since 1947, continues the family tradition.

January 01, 2020

Photo: Gina Lollobrigida with Regina De Angelis in front of the windows of Mario Ruocco in the 50s

The jewelry and watch store Capri Kronos by Mario Ruocco is located in the heart of the historic center, within the medieval village and a few meters from Piazza Umberto I, the famous "Piazzetta" of Capri.


The history of watches Capri Time begins in 1983 when Pippo Perez, heir to a dynasty of goldsmiths, had the idea of transferring wrists lovers of Capri quadrant of the bell tower of the famous Piazzetta. The first wristwatch in Capri.

You can find all the models for men’s and women’s watch collection Capri Time at the jewelry and watchmaking Capri Kronos by Mario Ruocco. We are authorized dealers of the brand Capri Time and its watches made in Switzerland.


The origins of the bell tower and clock of the Piazzetta of Capri date back to the eleventh century. Its dial, initially bare and with a sundial which today is instead placed on the facade of the Town Hall of Capri and later white marble with hands and Roman numerals, instant attention to the colors of its polychrome tiles imported from factories and Vietri for his design that is similar to the dial located on the bell tower of the Cathedral of Amalfi.


The commercial history of Mario Ruocco begins on the island of Capri in the 40s. Today, another Mario Ruocco, son of Carmine, the first grandson of the namesake founder and member of the third generation, continues also with humility, modesty and respect the family business in the field of watches and jewelry, running their own shop in Via Longano n. 33/A in the historic center of Capri island with the same passion and politeness of his grandfather Mario and his grandmother Regina. Along with the historic family brand, the new brand “Capri Kronos”. And in particular by providing more advice and tips to its customers, with professionalism and competence. But above all keeping unchanged those sacrosanct values of integrity, honesty and transparency, that his grandfather Mario and his grandmother Regina sent him with their humble example of hard workers. As in the best traditions commercial. More than a job, a real family tradition.​

Via Longano n. 33/A – 80073 Capri (NA) – Italy, Phone: (+39) 0818377545, Email:

CERAMICHE TAVASSI - ANACAPRI - Old world charm and tradition is encapsulated in a tiny ceramic boutique

January 01, 2020

Photo: Cecilia

Cat: Stellina

The family-run store features colorful displays of authentic Capri Island ceramics, all handmade and handpainted. You'll find water jugs, mugs, platters, plates, bowls, and even patio chairs here. All the designs incorporate the classic style, with bright yellows, blues, and greens. The artist, Gennaro Tavassi sets up his studio in the shop; you can watch him work or put in a custom request. The shop can ship delicate items back home for you as an added convenience.

Ceramiche Tavassi - Via Giuseppe Orlandi 129, 80071 Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy +39 081 838 2067

FARELLA - CAPRI - Four sisters of Capr who have given life to real jewels of knitwear.

January 01, 2020

Margherita, Gaetana, Elisabetta e Maria: four women of Capri authentic, productive and creative.

The eighth color of the rainbow exists.
It is a spectrum of light, but a knotted cashmere yarn and woven by the hands of the Farella sisters: company knitwear and weaving crafts.
Born in Capri in 1990, The Farella is now a name of Capri luxury.

Pullovers, shawls, and cardigans become jewels to wear. Stoles woven by ancient looms are transformed into colorful stories of passion and love of beauty.

Through the ancient art of the handlooms, they create precious designs of cardigans, jackets, twin sets, shawls, tunics, colorful and fashionable. With their touch of originality, they make unique garments: the colors evolve along with the ideas, the new yarns are intertwined each other and new creations bloom in a company where passion and art holding hands.


The thread is the storyline of their experience; The loom, their hand; The colors, their language;
Le Farella sisters tell their story through the interwovenness of the threads, expressing their tradition with unique designs and giving to each garment a light of passion and art.
The same "art" that Capri has in the heart and the same "surprise" still evokes to the sight of her new guests.


Farella's creations are born from passion and tradition. 
The love for the style and the attention to the crafts, makes their garments uniques and special.
Their hands are the main tools along with their ideas and values. 
The yarns such as merino wool, cotton, and linen for summer clothes, are used to create shawls, cardigans, and light Capri dresses.
Then the cashmere, as the undisputed leader, gives elegance. 
Timeless are the shawls in cashmere made with hand-looms and the Farella's poncho realized in all shades. 
Their value is the simplicity, a simplicity which becomes luxury.


The boutique in Capri is located in the picturesque street "Via Fuorlovado" just a few steps from the famous Piazzetta.

The boutique in Rome is located instead at the Hotel De Russie near Piazza del Popolo. 

CANFORA'S SANDAL SHOP - CAPRI - is still located at the start of Via Camerelle - The style of the shop has remained that of a simple artisan’s workshop

January 01, 2020

It was the year 1946, the war had only just ended, and Capri was, once again, inundated with travelers arriving from every corner of the globe: royals, artists, intellectuals, and actors, all of whom shared the same desire to enjoy life like never before. Just a few years later, the economic boom exploded and Capri became the heart of the Dolce Vita and an obligatory port of call for members of the Italian star system.

This said, in the late 1940’s, Capri’s economy was still based almost entirely on fishing and there were only a very few hotels on the island. Opposite the most important of these, the historic Grand Hotel Quisisana, my grandfather, Amedeo Canfora decided to open a sandal shop. A modest little shop, with a workbench on which to make his sandals, walls hung with soles and costume jewelry, and shelves filled with books in which the measurements of the most important regular clients were recorded and carefully conserved.

Within no time at all word reached the mainland that Canfora’s sandals were the finest of all those made on the island of Capri: being both the most beautiful and durable. Soraya, Princess Margaret, Maria Callas, and Grace Kelly were among the first famous clients to purchase a pair of Canfora’s made-to-measure sandals…. And yet, whether she was a crowned princess or a modest maid, my Grandfather treated all his customers with the very same discretion and devotion.

 My grandfather transmitted both his passion and skill to his children, Angela, Rita and Michele (my father). They then taught the art of sandal making to my brother Fabrizio and to me, Costanzo. When not making sandals, I am responsible for the company’s e-commerce. 

ECO CAPRI - An island brand connecting with “Capri Lovers” around the world using innovation, quality and design.

January 01, 2020

Our contemporary Resort, Accessory & Home collections are inspired by the lives and works of the Cerio Family of Capri, island protagonists for six generations.

Our mission is to be an “echo” of the Cerio DNA – “La Bella Capri” of today. We value relationships and connect people with each other and with the Island of Capri. We support our community through generosity of spirit and charitable acts, including the Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio.

We have fun.


My grandmother Laetitia Cerio ​ Eclectic, cosmopolitan, mystically devoted to painting and fatally attracted to fashion, Laetitia Cerio was driven her entire life by an urgent desire to express herself. – Vogue Italia 2012


Most people on Capri become familiar with the name, Cerio, without realizing it. There is the Piazzetta Cerio, not to be confused with Piazza Edwin Cerio, and via Ignazio Cerio. Then the Centro Cerio, in the Palazzo Cerio, with the Cerio Museum and Archives – and now, the new sports complex, Campi di Cerio in Anacapri .

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