Capri, magical and rich in history island. Here everything seems suspended in time but you can't improvise if you want to really discover it. Especially if you're on vacation and your time is precious. You decided to rent a boat in Capri to alternate walks and dives into the sea, but we recommend you take a look at this page before disembarking and choosing your itinerary.
Here's what you need to visit in Capri and Anacapri. Of course, there are hundreds of places to admire and carry in your heart forever. Without forgetting views, museums, beaches. In this list you can find everything you need to put in your agenda.
The the fishermen village of the Blue Island. That's where all the ferries and the hydrofoils come, here you can find our boats to plan island tour, excursions, days by gozzo. Here you can also rent an inflatable boat or a speedboat. A few steps from the ticket offices there is a public beach, but Marina Grande brings out its own best in the evening, when everything goes quiet you can book a reservation at a sea restaurant and enjoy the relaxation.
Did you see that peak during your boat ride? You've probably noticed the summit of Mount Solaro, the mount overlooking the entire Island of Capri. Monte Solaro is located in Anacapri and it's almost 600 meters above sea level, but the only detail that you absolutely need to remember is this: here you can admire one of the best views of the island that includes a view to the Amalfi Coast.
To reach the top you can take the chairlift from the center of Anacapri or walk the path: anyway the view at the top can give you great emotions. Not far from Monte Solaro there is the Cetrella valley facing Marina Piccola. Here you can visit the hermitage of Santa Maria, built in the fifteenth century.
The Grotta Azzurra is the famous one, of course. But there are also other coves to visit and admire in Capri. One of these is the Grotta Bianca (White Cove), which is so called because of the color of the rocks formed over the years. You must get off the boat and climb a ladder that takes you into a cave overlooking the sea.
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The house of the writer Curzio Malaparte, a man who lived on the Island of Capri in a villa on a rock in Punta Masullo. A few meters from the Faraglioni, the historical guardians of the island. Its structure is unique and the architectural lines do not go unnoticed. The house, in fact, had been designed by Adalberto Libera, father of rationalism.
Coming by sea, perhaps during an island tour by gozzo, Casa Malaparte (also called "House like me") seems to be a perfectly integrated element in Blue Island nature. Despite of the spectacular location, just a step from the sea.
During the boat tour of the island, a few minutes after leaving Marina Grande, you can admire a large rock called "natural arch". The reason for this name is simple: the mountain, eroded by atmospheric agents, has been transformed into a geometric shape which resembles an arch. In other words, this is a real monument of nature overlooking the sea of Capri.
Until not so long ago, Capri was the haven for nobles and artists who chose the island as escape to build their villas. This is also the story of Baron Fersen, poet and writer, exiled from Paris who reached Capri in the early years of the twentieth century. In 1905, to be exact.
Not too far from Villa Jovis, Fersen built his villa: a tribute to the architecture of ancient Greece but also to Art Nouveau. You have to walk through a large part of Capri to reach Villa Lysis, but the walk is pleasant. Finally the view from Villa Lysis garden is spectacular, embraces the whole port of Marina Grande and you can also see Villa San Michele.
The most beautiful beach of the island, according to many, the one that certainly lets you enjoy the sun until the sunset: the Lighthouse of Punta Carena is a path to the sea in Anacapri, and takes its name from the lighthouse overlooking the bay. You can't not pass by this magical place during your days at sea.
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The show of nature, a magical place that everyone in the world wants to visit to carry the memory of a unique color in the heart. The Grotta Azzurra is in Anacapri and can be reached by sea with speedboat and gozzo, but also with public transport by land.
To enter the Grotta you have to climb down some steps carved into the rock and get on a boat. A few meters and you're in, in a magical world. A must to visit, but remember if there's rough sea, the Grotta Azzurra may be closed.
Not as well known as the Grotta Azzurra, but just as beautiful: you must visit the Grotta Verde (Green Cave) at all costs and included in your Capri tour. The emerald water will remain in your heart, you can not ignore this cove of the island.
The giants of the Blue Island, the rocks which defend its south side. I Faraglioni are a reference point for those who book a boat in Capri and decide to cross the body of water in front of Marina Piccola. I Faraglioni are a wonderful setting, without equal.
Anacapri is home to one of the most beautiful residences on the island: Villa San Michele, the home of the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, who fell in love with Capri in 1895 and decided to build his hideaway in one of the most scenic spots on the island. From the terrace, in fact, you can admire an amazing view of the Gulf of Naples.
One of the characteristics of the villa: Axel Munthe transformed the house into a real museum over the years. You can find archaeological remains found in Capri but also brought from other places: before leaving the house don't forget to caress the statue of the Sphinx.
Capri has always been the hideaway-island for important people, since antiquity. When Tiberius decided to leave Rome to build its houses, he ordered to built 12 buildings according to the chronicles of the time, but only one of them is still open: Villa Jovis.
You can reach the excavations from Capri center with a walk of about 30 - 40 minutes but it's worth it: here you can breathe the ancient history of the island and enjoy a breathtaking view: you can almost touch Punta Campanella with a finger.
On the south side of the island there is a bay similar to Marina Grande, but smaller, intimate, private. It is Marina Piccola: there are no docks and piers, there are lidos and a rock. According to legend, here there were the sirens who lured Ulysses: today you can spend your days at sea here.
Let's finish with a piece of history, a place that you must visit. Also because you can not avoid it: we speak of the Piazzetta, the center of the universe or simply of our island.
You have to live the Piazzetta by day and night rather than visit it: cafés are always open, ready to serve cocktails and coffee to tourists and inhabitants. Here start the narrow streets of the historic center and also Via Roma, the arterial road that take you to Marina Grande, Marina Piccola and Anacapri.