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On the beautiful island of Capri the three most beautiful spots, according to the local population, are Monte Solaro at the very top, Arco Naturale in Capri, and Belvedere di Migliara in Anacapri.
On about 11,000 square meters at the Belvedere di Migliara you can now find some sixty quotations from the best Western philosophers and thinkers from Delphi until today. They are placed on small majolica tiles along a path discretely made inside the original nature as it was when another Swede, Axel Munthe, came to the island some 120 years ago.
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Close to the old Belvedere di Migliara, at the end of Via Migliara, only a few meters away from the Park, you will also find a “Belvedere dei Filosofi”.

The late Georg Henrik von Wright, one of the most famous European philosophers in the second half of the 20th century, assured me long before we opened this Philosophical Park in 2000, that nothing of the sort existed in Europe or, as far as he knew, anyplace else. For more than ten years we have tried to find another one.

In Kyoto, Japan, there is a beautiful walk in a “philosophical park”, but without any inscriptions. In the Parrocchia di San Cassiano in the Italian Sudtirol there is since 2003 a “Besinnungsweg”. It is, however, exclusively devoted to the memory of an eremit from the 15th century, Klaus von der Flüe, and has little to do with philosophy.

Thus, the Capri Philosophical Park seems to be the first of its kind in the world.

 

 
 


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