Capri is the pearl of the Gulf of Naples, probably the best known Italian island in the world: say Capri and say, beauty, glamor, crystal clear sea, luxury hotels and trendy boutiques. But also unique nature, remains of Roman civilization and breathtaking views.
We offer you the most iconic points of the island, the things to see in Capri in at least one day. Ready to experience the magic?
We start from Marina Grande which is the main arrival point on the island: it is the port of Capri and from here the comings and goings of tourists and boats and people are fascinating. It is the first thing you notice coming from the mainland, a wall of colorful houses, like all the islands of the Mediterranean. Here you will also find one of the sandy beaches of the Capresi, to the right of the quay of the port, looking at the island.
Perhaps the best known place in Capri, perhaps the first thing you think about if you think of Capri. Its color is due to the light that enters it and to the play of refraction it makes with the backdrop. A unique show. It can only be visited aboard small boats that carry a maximum of 4 people, plus the boatman, since the entrance is very narrow and only when the sea conditions allow it and in any case from November to March it is almost always closed.
You can get the Blue Grotto from Marina Grande with a boat and then change for the entrance or from Anacapri with a bus and then board the boat. The cost of the ticket is 14 euros.
From Marina Grande you can get the Piazzetta using the funicular or one of the buses that go up to the center of Capri, in Piazza Umberto I from all over the world known as the Piazzetta. Before choosing one of the trendy bars, stop for a few moments on the terrace of the funicular to look at the view: it is a spectacle. On summer nights this is the heart of Capri, for those lucky ones who will spend the night on the most magical island there is. Via Camerelle and via Le Botteghe, the two most exclusive shopping streets in Capri, wind from here.
It is from here that the photos are taken with the Faraglioni in the background. The gardens rise on the remains of an ancient Roman villa and it was the German Krupp who had them built who also built a road carved into the rock and leading up to Marina Piccola so that at the time, at the time, it was possible to have a privileged and private road to reach the Gardens and the Certosa di San Giacomo. Via Krupp, however, is now closed due to the danger of falling rocks.
Entrance to the Gardens of Augustus 1 euro per person, open from May to October
It is a monastery dating back to 1300, built by Count Giacomo Arcucci. A little corner of peace and silence, something you don’t expect in Capri. Built in three blocks, it currently houses the Liceo Classico di Capri and many cultural events during the summer season.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm except in January, February and March when it closes at 2pm. Ticket cost 4 euros
The bay of Marina Piccola is lucky enough to be wedged between the two sides of the island and therefore not to be exposed to the wind so it is the right place to stay at the sea almost all year round (the Capri people are able to swim here even on sunny winter days) and is the place on Capri from which you can swim with a view of the Faraglioni. It can be reached on foot from Via Krupp or by bus from Marina Grande. And remember that the sun goes away from here at 4 so we recommend bathing in the morning! Here you will find two small free beaches and then private beaches.
It was the villa of the Roman emperor Tiberius who came to spend his private life in Capri, far from Rome, a complex multi-level structure overlooking the sea. A corner of paradise already at the time of the ancient Romans.
It is open from 1 June to 30 October every day from 10 to 19 and the cost of the ticket is 6 euros and free for EU residents under 18
Not far from Villa Jovis is this villa from the early 1900s, which takes its name from Liside, a pupil of Socrates. Here too the view is breathtaking with a garden overlooking the sea.
Open every day from 10 to 19, admission is two euros per person.
It is the mountain of Capri and it is possible to reach its top with the chairlift that leaves from Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri. It is a truly unique experience, it seems to fly over houses and the sea and the gaze embraces the entire Gulf of Naples, the Faraglioni, Sorrento, Salerno.
The Monte Solaro chairlift it is open from May to October from 9 to 17 and the cost of the ticket is 12 euros round trip while the children do not pay but must be seated on their parents’ lap.
At the foot of Monte Solaro is the villa where the Swedish Alex Munthe came to live, escaping the darkness of the north and having his house built on the remains of a chapel dedicated to San Michele. It is a multi-level villa overlooking the Gulf of Naples and houses archaeological finds found by Munthe in Capri. His presence here, made the myth of Capri grow among the people of northern Europe.
It is open from May to October from 9 to 18 and the cost of the ticket is 10 euros per person.
It is the lighthouse of Anacapri, on the slopes of the Migliera, of the defense walls built by the British to defend the island. The lighthouse was built in the mid-19th century and is one of the most important in the entire Mediterranean Sea. Here it is possible to swim in one of the beaches, far from the hustle and bustle of Capri.
It is the symbol of Anacapri: a fortress house built by an American colonel John MacKowen. Today it is a museum that also houses some Roman statues, found in the Blue Grotto.
The museum is open from May to September, all groups except Mondays from 10 to 20 and the entrance fee is 3.50 euros per person.
The wind and the sea have carved this huge arch in the rock overlooking the sea. The people of Capri know it as O funno. It is a very suggestive corner of the island and visible all year round. It can be reached from via Tragara in Capri passing through Pizzolungo and Punta Masullo where there is also Villa Malaparte