Sunday, July 02, 2006

A charming hotel. Since the mid 1800's the Esposito family have owned and have been running the Hotel Gatto Bianco or white cat, in the center of Capri. It is strategically placed, near the Piazzetta and in the heart of shopping-land. Whilst, other hotels have lost their identity this little charming hotel, though modern and comfortable, has maintained the Capri style of interior decoration. Beautiful majolica tiles characterize the interior and the patio garden of the hotel, as do the pastel colors used throughout and the paintings all dedicated to Capri. This is where the intellectuals, journalist and writers, as well as, the America's Cup team stay. When Jackie O used to come to Capri, she was met just as she was getting off the yacht Christina and brought up to the Gatto Bianco for lunch. Jackie's favorite dish was Gnocchi alla Valentina, gnocchi made with spinach and a pale pink sauce of tomatoes and cream.
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