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Capri
Travel Guide

Capri which includes a coastal town, rugged coastline and swimming

The Mediterranean limestone island of Capri has been visited through the ages by intellectuals, artists and writers charmed by its enchanting beauty. A holiday in Capri is a blend of history, nature, culture and events, which has made it renowned over the years. The island is one of the most famous destinations for international tourism. It measures 10 square km, 4 km in the municipality of Capri and 6 km in the municipality of Anacapri. Easily and quickly reachable by sea from Naples and the Sorrentine Coast, the island is a gateway to beautiful scenery and a cordial atmosphere.

Mount Tiberio to the east and Mount Solaro to the west are the island's highest points. Between them lies Capri, with Marina Grande to the north and Marina Piccola to the south. Anacapri, the other town, lies in a green expanse west of Mount Solaro. Unlike other islands in the Gulf of Naples, Capri is not a volcanic island, but a mass of limestone sediment. It's one of the richest Italian lands in terms of flora and fauna. The island is populated by extraordinary species, like the Wandering Albatross and the extremely rare blue Faraglioni Lizard.

Holidays in Capri are synonymous with crystalline waters and unspoiled landscapes. If you have the opportunity, tour the entire island in search of breathtaking views and panoramas. A great starting place is the Natural Arch in Pizzolungo, the remains of a huge natural cave in the mountain. From there, a staircase crosses the surrounding valley to the Matermania Cave, a grandiose natural cave that was transformed into a luxurious Nymphaeum in Roman times. Nearby, following a trail that winds along the crags lining the coast, you'll reach Villa Malaparte, built atop Punta Massullo.

You can reach another unforgettable spot, Belvedere Cannone, starting out on Via Madre Serafina, one of Capri's oldest roads. Located behind the Church of Santo Stefano, the road offers a great impression of how the town once looked. Heading along Via Cannone, you can take a pleasant stroll with views of the town below. You reach a significant height, but the walk is not at all difficult and leads you to Punta Cannone with its observation terrace.

The massive summit of Mount Solaro provides a spectacular view of the island, the Gulf of Naples, Salerno and out towards Ischia. The top can be reached by cable car from Piazza Vittoria or on foot along a trail. Either way, a visit to the hermitage of Cetrella is a must, clinging to a natural stone balcony with incredible views.

A boat ride around the island is also essential. Starting from Marina Grande, you'll head east past the Marina Grande beach and the Bagni di Tiberio. The next stretch of coast has crevices and caves crowned by rich native vegetation, leading to the famous Blue Grotto. Continuing westward, you'll reach Rio Cove and Tombosiello Cove before rounding the Punta Carena Lighthouse and moving towards a series of lovely caves, from the Saints Grotto to the Green Grotto, with their enchanting tricks of light and colour. The tour continues to Punta di Tragara, where you'll find the Faraglioni rocks, and then to the little Tragara harbour. The solitary cliff just in front is called Monacone. Remnants of Roman buildings fed the legend that Masgaba, emperor Octavian Augustus' African architect, was buried here.

By land or by sea, exploring this splendid Mediterranean island is a joy. If you can't wait to admire these natural wonders first-hand, take advantage of the holiday packages to Capri and let yourself be captivated by its timeless charm.

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Where to stay in Capri

Hotel Weber Ambassador
Hotel Weber Ambassador
4 out of 5
Via Marina Piccola 118, Capri, NA
The price is £102 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
Located in Capri, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within a 15-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina ...
4.2/5Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Adoramos o hotel e os funcio arios, a vista é incrivel e a localizaçao."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

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Hotel Mamela
Hotel Mamela
4 out of 5
Via Campo di Teste 8, Capri
The price is £204 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
Located in the heart of Capri, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charterhouse of St. Giacomo, Gardens of Augustus and Piazzetta di Capri. Belvedere Tragara ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (278 reviews)
"Lovely setting with marvellous views. Was upgraded upon checking in due to availability, which was nice. Would almost certainly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Hotel Mamela
Hotel della Piccola Marina
Hotel della Piccola Marina
4 out of 5
Via Mulo 14 -16, Capri, NA
The price is £188 per night from 30 Jun to 30 Jun
Located in the heart of Capri, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande and Villa San Michele ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (532 reviews)
Fabulous and special hotel
"Amazing! It’s a beautiful hotel with fantastic service. Lovey chairs to lie out by the pool and delicious lunch to order there (delicious breakfast too!). We really loved our stay there- it’s such a special place!"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2020

Hotel della Piccola Marina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
To Be Capri
To Be Capri
Via S.Aniello,21, Capri
The price is £128 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Situated in Capri, this apartment building is steps away from Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande and Faraglioni Rocks are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Capri stay
"We liked our lodgings very much...clean and location good. I would only have preferred that the cutlery and kitchen ware were better (plastic forks, knives, etc)"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

To Be Capri
Villa Shangri La
Villa Shangri La
Via del Castiglione 34, Capri, NA
Situated in Capri, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande and Faraglioni Rocks are ...
Villa Shangri La
Villa Mariuccia Capri
Villa Mariuccia Capri
Via Tragara, 45, Capri, NA
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Faraglioni Rocks. Piazzetta di Capri and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"The location was amazing! The views of Marina Piccola were straight from a post card! Close to the center but far enough to feel like you’re in your own private oasis. Very clean and well kept! Nick was so accommodating and kind! We will definitely be back, next time with the whole family as there ..."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Villa Mariuccia Capri
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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