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?

Marina Grande

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. One of the oldest and most important churches on the island is located in Marina Grande, dedicated to Capri’s patron saint, San Costanzo. The church, which probably dates from the 5th century, is officially named Maria Santissima della Libera but locals often call in the Church of San Costanzo.

Blue Grotto

Perhaps the best known place in Capri, 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.
Useful info:
You can get the Blue Grotto from Marina Grande by boat and then change for the entrance or from Anacapri by bus and then board the boat. The cost of the ticket is 18 euros.

The "Piazzetta"

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 to look at the view: it is a spectacle. The Piazzetta is often called “the drawing room of the world”. Everyone from Northern European princesses, to Italian actors, to American billionaires, to your next door neighbor sits elbow to elbow. 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.

Gardens of Augustus & Via Krupp

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.

Useful info:
Entrance to the Gardens of Augustus 1 euro per person, open from May to October

Certosa di San Giacomo

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. 
Useful Info:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. July, August, September
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. April, May, October, November and December
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. January, February, March

Closed: Monday. The price of the entrance ticket is 6,00 euros. 

Marina Piccola

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. From the center of Capri you can reach Marina Piccola quickly and easily on foot, via the panoramic Via Krupp which starts just beneath the Gardens of Augustus. If you don’t want to walk, you can always catch a bus from the center of Capri instead.

Remember that the sun goes away from here at 04:00pm so we recommend bathing in the morning! Here you will find two small free beaches and then private beaches.

Villa Jovis

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 considerable percentage of the Roman villa remains, a villa which was built with large cisterns and water tanks, so as to counteract the perennial lack of water on the island of Capri. 
Useful info: Ticket price is Euro 6,00. 

Current opening: from Thursday to Sunday, at the following times:
10:00 a.M. -7:00 p.M. June, July, August, September
10:00 a.M. – 6:00 p.M. April, May and October
10:00 a.M. – 4:00 p.M. March, November and December.

Villa Lysis

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. Villa Lysis is an elegant, luxurious home was both reserved and opulent at the same time. The intimate salons, the grounds, and the Mediterranean stretched out below are all unforgettable, though the blend of architectural styles, furnishings, and precious marble. 

Useful Info: The price for the ticket is € 2,00 per person, free for children under 12 y.o.
Open every day  except on Wednesdayn, at the following times:

 10:00 a.M. – 6:00 p.M. April, May, September, October
 10:00 a.M. – 7:00 p.M. June, July, August

Monte Solaro

Capri’s most beautiful panorama? Of course the view which can be seen from the summit of Monte Solaro. 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.
Useful Info
about chairlift: Tickets is € 14,00 return. Please note: children do not pay but must be seated on their parents’ lap).  And is open as following:

March and April: from 09:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
May/October: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
November/February: from 09.30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.


Villa San Michele

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. 
Useful Info: the ticket is 10 Euros per person. 
Opening times: May, June, July, August and September: from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
April and October: from 9:00to 5:00 pm
March: from 9:00 am to 4.30 pm
January, February, November and December: from 9:00 am to 3.30 pm.

Punta Carena

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 light house  was built in 1866. The second tallest in Italy (after Genoa), it is among the most important of all those guarding over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Caressed by crystal clear water and bathed in the sun all day long: it’s not surprising if Faro is the islanders’ favorite beach.
How to get to the lighthouse and Punta Carena?
By bus, from the main Viale Tommaso de Tommaso stop, in Anacapri.
On foot, walking along Viale Tommaso de Tommaso and Via Nuova del Faro

Red House

One of the most unique museum collections on the island is located just a few steps from the Church of San Michele on Via Giuseppe Orlandi. The Red House, thus named because it is painted a deep shade of red, was the private residence of the American colonel John Clay MacKowen until the 1800s. Today it is a museum that also houses some Roman statues, found in the Blue Grotto.
Useful info: The price of the tickets is € 3,50 per person 
Opening Hours: closed on Mondays and in January and February
10: 00 a.M. – 2: 00 p.M. and 5: 00 p.M. – 8: 00 p.M. June, July, August and September
10: 00 a.M. – 5: 00 p.M. May
10: 00 a.M. – 4: 00 p.M. March, April and December (until 20)


Natural Arch

The wind and the sea have carved this huge arch in the rock overlooking the sea.
The Arco Naturale, or Natural Arch, is a Paleolithic rock formation about 12 meters wide and 20 meters high that was formed by millenia of erosion and geologic processes which gradually created its unique arch formation. From the small square facing the arch, there are views over the Sorrentine Penisola, especially Punta Campanella, and the islets of the Li Galli archipelago.Along the route, there are a number of scenic overlooks which let you enjoy the view from directly under the stone formation; or you can enjoy views of the Natural Arch from the sea. If you take a boat tout of the island your skipper will stop for a minute off the coast and point it out!
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