This Positano Villa dates back to the early 13th century when the Normans built a fortress over this promontory to protect the coast from the attack of the Saracens. At the beginning of the last century, the artistic sensibility of the futurist writer, Gilbert Clavel, overwhelmed by the beauty of the site and its surroundings, was inspired to begin a renovation of the property.
He also commissioned a specially designed interior with the help of his fellow artisan and friend Enrico Lietz. Gilbert Clavel entertained many famous guest in his house such as Cocteau, Depero and Pablo Picasso, who met his future wife Olga Kaklowa here.
The result of Clavel's work is the Tower, a pentagonal residence on four levels, with a subterranean level built directly into the rock.
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