Capri: luxuriant and romantic, a unique mix of history, gently untamed natural beauty and high society. On a quintessential May day, it offers us pervasive scents, evocative landscapes and colours that change every hour of the day. We wander with no particular destination, each new spot offering a different vanishing point, a majestic horizon, an almost decadent vista. Shopping in Capri is a sensory experience, a journey through beauty: beauty to see, to touch and to smell. If you choose to be pampered by the stores of the Russo group, the key words are elegance, refinement and the desire to assert one’s personality with taste. The shops, now numbering fifteen including multi-brand and mono-brand stores, are a proud bastion of the island, and an essential destination for an exclusive international clientele that marks each new season by crossing the Gulf of Naples.
Shopping in Capri is a sensory experience, a journey through beauty: beauty to see, to touch and to smell.
Roberto Russo is a dynamic “people person”, who is alert to every detail. We meet him in the famous “piazzetta”. Not unusually, he is in a hurry. “My grandfather first began his activity in 1868, when he opened a boutique called Emporio. It was a truly avant-garde place for the period, combining clothing and food with exquisite elegance. It was a place for wellbeing and fine living. I believe Capri needs that same spirit today, and that’s what led me a few years ago to open a restaurant to stimulate the senses and broaden tastes.” Today, over a hundred years later, Russo Capri is still synonymous with the sophisticated break: a welcoming, inspiring place, where time slows down and where quality and professionalism go hand in hand. Why Roda? “Because the Roda man is our man. He’s demanding, attentive to details, a slave to good taste and a connoisseur of quality. Just like me.”
A graduate in Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano, he works in visual design and photography. He currently operates freelance in Milan and Barcelona.