If you plan to visit the beautiful island of Capri, near the city of Naplesin the region Campania you have come to the right place. It is one of the most popular islands for those who visit the archipelago of Campania. In fact, Capri, together with Ischia and Procida, is a true symbolic treasure for Neapolitans, but also for all Italians. If you are looking for something unique, for a magical experience that lasts a day or several days, Capri is the place!
Marvel at the natural rock arch of Capri, one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Italy. This rock formation, 12 meters wide and 20 meters high, has a curious arch shape and seems to frame the Sorrento Peninsula opposite. How about taking a nice picture? Click! Let’s learn more!
Why visit the island of Capri?
It offers beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, wild and inviting at the same time. Famous are its rocks and caves, where it is also possible to make private excursions with tour operators in the area. It is a destination for all seasons, because in summer it is teeming with tourists admiring the beauties of the island of Capri, while also in winter or spring it attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its mild and welcoming climate
The island always shows its best side and attracts visitors from all over the world, because Capri is famous for its beauty and art.
The perfect itinerary to experience the island of Capri in one day?
Although it seems small, there are many things to do and see on Capri. The main attraction for visitors interested in the beauty of the island are certainly the Grotta Azzurra and the Faraglioni. But we can assure you that there are many more things to see instead. Let’s discover them together in a specially created list of unique attractions the island of Capri.
– Blue Grotto
– Gardens of Augustus
– One of the best views: Monte Solaro
– Dinner at “Anema e Core
– The lighthouse of Punta Carena
– A visit to the most beautiful beaches of Capri
The view from the Giardini di Augusto to the Faraglioni, Capri Island, Campania, Italy. (photo © Shutterstock.com)
View from Monte Solaro on the island of Capri on a summer day, Capri, Campania, Italy. (photo © Shutterstock.com)
The Blue Grotto is certainly the most famous natural site on the island of Capri. It is a sea cave, which is about 60 meters long and about 25 meters wide. It has an entrance 2 meters wide and only 1 meter high, so you can visit it only if you get into small rowboats that can carry a maximum of 4 people. There are several companies that go to the Blue Grotto and most of them depart from the port of Marina Grande.
I don’t think anyone will object if I say that the Faraglioni are the symbol of Capri. In fact, they are three rocky, lacy cliffs that emerge from the sea just a few meters off the coast of the island. Each Faraglione has a name: the one connected to the coast is called Faraglione Stella; the smallest of the three is called Faraglione di mezzo; while the third is known as Faraglione Scopolo, home of the famous blue Faraglioni lizards.
Just a stone ‘s throw from the center of Capri, the Gardens of Augustus consist of a series of flowering terraces overlooking the Faraglioni on one side and the bay of Marina Piccola and the curves of Via Krupp on the other. It’s definitely the place to go if you want to take a souvenir photo of your trip to Capri with the Faraglioni in the background, and also one of the cheapest attractions on the island (the ticket costs only 1 euro).
Anacapri is the most authentic part of the island. Here you can still take a leisurely stroll and indulge in slow rhymes. Luxury hotels have been replaced by B&Bs, haute couture boutiques by artisan stores, and Michelin-starred restaurants by typical Capri trattorias. The main bus stop is in Piazza Vittoria. From here you can reach on foot the various sights of Anacapri, such as Villa di San Michele, Scala Fenicia, Punta Carena lighthouse and Monte Solaro.
The best view of Capri is from the highest point of the island: Monte Solaro. From here you can admire the entire Gulf of Naples, the Faraglioni rocks and the Sorrento Peninsula.
To reach the top of Monte Solaro on foot, you will need about 90 minutes and you can make a small detour to the hermitage of Cetrella.
Grotta Azzurra, island of Capri, Campania, southern Italy, Italy. (photo © Shutterstock.com)
“Faro di Punta Carena” lighthouse, Anacapri, Capri Island, Campania, Italy. (photo © Shutterstock.com)
Punta Carena is a rocky cove, one of the best places to swim in Capri and definitely a favorite of Caprians. In addition to the always clean waters, this place is made impressive by the lighthouse of Punta Carena, the second in Italy for light performance and one of the oldest.
The Taverna“Anema e Core” is the most representative place of the nightlife of Capri, known all over the world for the incredible format of the legendary chansonnier Guido Lembo.
Live music, improvisation and a warm welcome are the hallmarks of the inn “Anema e Core”.
Capri is a predominantly rocky island and there are very few sandy beaches. The most beautiful and best equipped beaches on the island are: Marina Grande, Marina Piccola, Punta Carena
Marina Grande beach is the largest and most visited beach on the island. It is a child-friendly bay and from here you can easily go out to explore the island. The beach of Marina Piccola is one of the most beautiful of the island.
The Pizzolungo walk is a fascinating route that allows you to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the square and immerse yourself in nature. There are few tourists who choose this route to enjoy in solitude the landscape, the scents, the sounds of nature and the sea. The trail winds through lush Mediterranean vegetation, secluded villas and pleasant detours that lead to the natural rocky arch of Capri or the Grotta di Matermania.
If you enjoyed this virtual tour, think how nice it will be to visit beautiful Capri in the company of friends or family. Enjoy your trip!
Text: Elina © Italy.blog