Even though it spans little more than four square miles, the Isle of Capri has long been one of the top tourist destinations in Italy.
The city of Capri is the hub of the island, where most of the hotels, restaurants and shops reside. Here you can take scenic walks, stop in a cafe for a limoncello cocktail (a locally distilled lemon-flavored liqueur that is extremely popular in the area), or visit Villa Jovis, the ruins of one of twelve villas constructed under Tiberius”s rule in the first century. Dedicated to the Olympus Gods and known as the Palazzo di Tiberio, legends and stories of the debauched emperor are so ubiquitous, you”d think he was still presiding in the high cliffs.
A stop at the Giardini di Augusto offers a view overlooking the famous I Faraglioni – sheer cliffs eroded by wind and tides so that they rise independent of the mainland. Here live the rare blue lizard and endangered monk seal that seem to be the only wildlife on the island other than swarms of sea gulls. Another of the best attractions on the island of Capri is the legendary blue grotto, a cavern where sunrays illuminate the Mediterranean water so the tides appear a shade of ethereal azure. The grotto is only reachable by boat, so expect to fight long lines. Though less popular, no less striking is the Green Grotto located nearby.
An unnerving trip into the island”s steep cliffs will bring you to the comparatively insular town of Anacapri – a sleepy town where the crowds only include those willing to chance the precarious bus trek. Here you can take a chairlift to the highest point on the isle of Capri, called Monte Solaro, where a breathtaking view of the Bay of Napoli awaits you. In Anacapri do not miss also the Villa San Michele‚Ä¶very beautiful!
To visit Capri you have mainly 3 ways:
1) Using public transport (hydrofoil for Capri that run everyday from Sorrento Harbour) and discovering the island by yourself. We will tell you what visit and all the schedule at the check in.
2)¬† Hire a private and professional english speaking guide that will accompany you in Capri explaining you all the history and showing you all the best places! Please send us an e-mail for more information and price: firstname.lastname@example.org