Capri Island is surrounded by shimmering seas and boasts some of the world’s most beautiful natural formations. As a historic home for some of the world’s wealthiest rulers, Capri is filled with lavish buildings perched on cliffs overlooking the paradise below. Enjoy a holiday spent hiking on winding trails, sunbathing on beautiful beaches and indulging in gourmet food on suntrap terraces.
Capri Island is a pedestrianised island off the coast of Italy, which has two major towns, Capri and Anacapri. You will find plenty of places to holiday across the island, though it is worth remembering that Capri town is best-known for its bustling nightlife while Anacapri is known for its earthiness and tranquillity.
The beaches on Capri Island are perfect for taking a dip in the sea or for watching the sunset. Head to the largest beach, Marina Grande, for blue water that is both clean and calm. If you’ve got kids in tow, the smaller Palazzo a Mare beach has a tiny cove to keep them splashing happily. Take your camera to the beach at Marina Piccola to capture the nearby Faraglioni, a trio of rock formations.
For a bit of history, visit the ancient ruins on Capri Island, including those of the villas of Roman Emperor Tiberius. He built 12 villas in total on the island, including Villa Jovis, now a site of well-preserved ruins at the end of a thrilling uphill climb. Pack a picnic and head to another of his villas, Villa Damecuta, to see the Damecuta archaeological park and the surrounding vegetation.
Hiking is a popular activity on Capri Island, so strap n your boots and follow the winding trails through beautifully manicured gardens and past rugged cliffs. Via Krupp, a steep path cut into the cliff face, is a must if you’re looking for a bit of adventure.
Whether you visit Capri Island for an extended holiday or on a day trip from a nearby town, you will be enchanted by its sweeping views and natural beauty.