How to Spend Your Time on Capri

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. On the Southern side of the Gulf of Naples, on 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 coastal settlements built around them, you will have outstanding views of the beach from countless vantage points across the island. The main town shares the name of 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. You will certainly find that everything seems to slow down as you enjoy the beauty of this destination. Leisurely strolls and a slow and steady appreciation for one’s surroundings is the norm here.

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 really is a testament to the wonder of this destination.

The Blue Grotto and Punta Carena Lighthouse

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 in the cave itself. 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 evenings, 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 marvelous ambience of the evening 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 a tour of Italy.

Explore the Capri on our 2 Day Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri Tour.