How to Spend Your Time on Capri

The sheer rockfaces and mystery grottos have been attracting visitors to the Island of Capri since the Ancient Greeks first settled there. To find out the secrets behind this little island’s popularity, look over our itinerary and see whether you can resist! 

If you’re looking to spoil yourself on your trip to Italy, then look no further than the magnificent Island of Capri. Found in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, it is one of the country’s top vacation destinations. Situated on the southern side of the Gulf of Naples, along Italy’s western coastline in the Campania region, you will find yourself enjoying all that the Island of Capri has to offer. With large mountains rising out of the ocean and surrounded by coastal settlements, the island has outstanding views of the beach from its many vantage points. The main town shares the same name as the island and is a hub for all things happening on Capri. The buzz of locals and tourists blend to create an exciting, yet laid back, atmosphere. As soon as you step foot on this island, you’ll find everything slows down so you can enjoy the pure beauty of this Tyrrhenian gem. Leisurely strolls and a steady appreciated for one’s surroundings is the norm in Capri.

  • The Town of Capri

    The town of Capri has a famous main square known as the Piazzetta. Here you can enjoy the thriving market stalls and bustling crowds of people or sit back and enjoy a perfect morning espresso. This square is so enjoyable, in fact, that you are likely to bump into a number of celebrities in the later hours of the evening, cocktails-in-hand. Many Hollywood actors and other celebrities have yachts in the surrounding bays and come ashore to enjoy the wonderful vibe that the Piazzetta has to offer. This itself is a real testament to the wonder of this wonderful destination.

  • The Blue Grotto

    Being an island, this destination has countless water-related activities to take part in. One of the most popular trips is to the Grotto Azzurra, a sea cave on the island’s northern shore. This really is an exciting attraction because if you book a tour with a small enough boat, you will be transported right into the cave itself. Although you’re only in the cave for around 5-10 minutes this is enough time to be dazzled by the luminescent waters caused by sunlight passing through an underwater cavity. Never attempt to swim into the cave! High tide and wild waters can make this a dangerous venture even by boat. It’s best to queue outside the cave with other tourists, as like they say, all good things are worth waiting for.

  • Gardens of Augustus & Via Krupp

    Another natural sight worth seeing that may have had a little help from expert Italian hands is Capri’s botanical gardens, located at the Garden of Augustus. With stunning views of the surrounding island, vast blue sea and Bay of Naples, the Gardens of Augustus offers two sights in one. Enjoy the panoramic views over the ocean from beautifully manicured gardens (like there wasn’t enough to look at!). Established in the early 20th century, the gardens were designed and constructed by German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp, who is probably better known for Via Krupp, a paved footpath connecting the gardens with Marina Piccola. If you don’t mind heights, this is worth a trip too!

  • Monte Solaro

    If these views weren’t enough, then head to Monte Solaro, the highest point on the island. With an elevation of 589 m, you can’t get much better than that! You can reach the peak by foot, or via the automated chairlift running from Anacapri. A return ticket costs 10 eruos, a more than reasonable price when you get to just sit back and wonder at the impressive views around you whilst climbing higher and higher every second. At the top, there’s a bar when you can purchase a refreshing drink and relax on a rocking chair whilst taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of whitewashed houses, the mainland, the Faraglioni rocks and more.

  • Punta Carena Lighthouse

    After a day full of activities though, it’s always nice to slow things down. The Punta Carena Lighthouse is an ideal spot to spend your evening, particularly as the sun begins to set over the horizon. There is nothing quite like sitting on the island of Capri and watching the sun’s fiery orange rays dancing on the ocean’s surface. In fact, if you choose to arrive a little earlier you can even enjoy a wonderful swim in the calm waters before sitting back and allowing the marvellous ambience of the evening to set in.

Naturally, being in Italy, the island of Capri is a food-lovers dream. Whether you’re looking for a romantic table overlooking the ocean or you want to enjoy a large family dinner, you will find countless options in Capri. This is a destination for absolutely everyone and is one of the highlights of our Italy tours.

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