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The Island of Capri


Capri is a tourist destination for both Italians and foreigners, that has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. In summer, the island is heavily visited by tourists, especially by day trippers from Naples and Sorrento. 

The Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grottois the most visited attraction in Capri. The Grotta Azzurra was discovered in the 19th century by foreign tourists and has been a phenomenon ever since. On one side of the grotto are the remains of ancient Roman rock, with a narrow cavern.

Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas), the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea (the Faraglioni), the town of Anacapri, and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas. For nature and landscape lovers there will be a nice opportunity to get the chair lift that arrives at 600 meters on the summit of Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island.

Continue to the famous "Piazzetta" of Capri, meeting place of VIPs and vantage point of great beauty. If you have free time, go shopping on the streets of Capri, full of shops and sparkling windows, or for a short walk to the Gardens of Augustus, which are very relaxing, and also offer a breathtaking view. 

Click on the map to find the most interesting spots to see:
  • Villa San Michele
  • Grotta Azzurra, the Blue Grotto
  • Villa Lysis
  • Villa Jovis
  • La Piazzetta
  • Via Krupp
  • Villa Malaparte
  • Torre Materita
  • Certosa di San Giacomo (Karl Wilhelm Diefenbachmuseum)
  • Faraglioni
  • Monte Solaro
  • Punta Carena Lighthouse
  • Marina Grande
  • Capri Philosophical Park

You can reach Capri from the port of Sorrento by ferry. Check the timetable here.



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