Villa Crespi was built by Davide Pacanowski in 1955
Villa Crespi was built by Davide Pacanowski in 1955

Villa Crespi overlooks Napoli bay.
Villa Crespi overlooks Napoli bay.


Villa Maderna completed in 1959 by Davide Pacanowski hidden behind the foliage.
Villa Maderna completed in 1959 by Davide Pacanowski hidden behind the foliage.
Modernist villa in Trentaremi designed by Massimo Nunziata in 1954.
Modernist villa in Trentaremi designed by Massimo Nunziata in 1954.

Legendary villa Oro inspired by traditional Mediterranean architecture was designed by Luigi Cosenza and Bernard Rudofsky in 1934-1937.
Legendary villa Oro inspired by traditional Mediterranean architecture was designed by Luigi Cosenza and Bernard Rudofsky in 1934-1937.

Window detail of villa Oro.
Window detail of villa Oro.

Abstraction of villa Oro.
Abstraction of villa Oro.
La Clinica Mediterranea designed by Sirio Giammetta in 1945.
La Clinica Mediterranea designed by Sirio Giammetta in 1945.

Residential disctrict of Posillipo in Naples is full of modernist gems. We have captured them hidden in the foliage and patina of time through our manipulated images.

Posillipo in Naples is one of the most important places for Italian Modernism of the 1930s and 1950s. On the sloping hills above the sea, many of the modernist residences were built during the golden age of Italian architecture.

Villa Oro designed by Bernard Rudofsky and Luigi Cosenza presents fundamental work of Italian inter-war Modernism. Inspired by traditional mediterranean architecture, the house is formed by white cubic boxes wedged into the hill and present period visions of ideal Italian house.

During the 1950s, architect Davide Pacanowski built several large modernist houses such as Villa Maderna or Villa Crespi around. Together with Villa Arata by Gio Ponti or other work of Luigi Cosenza and Massimo Nunziata, Posillipo is simply the paradise for modernist lovers.

Photo: Denisa Strmiskov√°