Just a few steps away from the Piazzetta, right in the heart of the historic center of Capri, is an art lover's paradise named "Atlantide". The Atlantide Gallery houses an impressive collection of antique and contemporary paintings which immortalize on canvas a myriad of images of Capri using a variety of mediums from oil to pastel, water color to gouache. The multifaceted nature of the island is masterly captured in antique prints, etchings, 18th and 19th century steel and copper engravings, lithographs and chromolithographs.
The gallery also boasts a picture frame workshop with more than 400 models including frames made from the highly rated Massello cherry, those plated with gold leaf or varnished with shellac and bees wax as per the local tradition. Atlantide is the exclusive retailer for "Quadreria of Sienna" picture frames and hand crafted gold frames by Franco Ristori of Florence - among Italy's finest contemporary gilders and engravers.
For those looking for that extra special something there are exquisite hand crafted items including traditional tambourines painted by Neapolitan craftsmen, ornate jewelry boxes and passepartout cut from acid free card and decorated using the French "lavis" technique or with threads of gold, silver or pure powder pigments.