Capri is considered the greatest tourist draw in the Gulf of Naples.

This gorgeous rock island offers not only terrific nature and picturesque views, but also numerous cultural sights/sites.


Dream destination in the Gulf of Naples

The extraordinarily beautiful rock island about 5 km off the mainland is the greatest tourist draw in the Gulf of Naples. Every day, up to 15,000 day-trippers are drawn to the 10 km² island by a fantastic landscape, picturesque views of the Gulf of Naples, architecturally interesting villas and the world-famous Blue Grotto.


In spite of this onrush of visitors, most of them concentrating on the standard program of Blue Grotto, Axel Munthe’s Villa San Michele and Piazza Umberto in Capri Town, large parts of Capri have been and are spared these crowds. If you wish to discover this more peaceful and authentic face of the island, you should, however, plan on more than just a day-trip. It is best to explore the island with its two municipalities Capri and Anacapri on foot, off the tourist tracks.

Beauty of nature
and cultural sights/sites

It is extremely beautiful and scenic – the Isle of Capri, divided into two parts by Monte Solaro rising up to 589 m. In the east lies the fashionable town of Capri with Marina Grande harbor, where all visitors set foot on the island, and with its famous piazzetta, which is always bustling with life. 


Anacapri to the west appears incomparably more provincial and rural, but no less charming. The two municipalities are connected, amongst others, by Scala Fenicia, a stairway hewn out of the rock and of ancient origin, with 800 steep steps from Chiesa San Costanzo at Capri up to Anacapri.

 Capri – that’s scenic hiking trails, secluded bathing bays and the island’s landmark, the “faraglioni”, impressive rock formations rising up to 100 m above the sea off the island. It is, however, “Grotta Azzurra”, the Blue Grotto, in the northwest of Capri, which the island is world-famous for. Since its discovery in 1826 by poet August Kopisch from Breslau, this wonder of nature flooded with and illuminated by a fascinating blue has attracted visitors from all over the world.
Capri has not only beauties of nature to offer, but also a bit of history, for example Villa Jovis, once one of the villas of Emperor Tiberius, who made the island his seat of government around 26 AD. Having a closer look at the villas built on the island by men of letters and artists, e.g. Axel Munthe’s “Villa San Michele” or Curzio Malaparte’s “Casa come me”, might also be worthwhile, some of them are very interesting from an architectural point of view.

How to get
to the hotels on Capri

From Naples airport it takes you 20 minutes by taxi to the port of Naples. The Alibus (shuttle bus) runs at 30-minute intervals to the main port Molo Beverello. The bus stops right in front of the arrivals terminal, signs at the airport show you the way to the bus stop.

From Molo Beverollo you can take the ferry (ca. 80 minutes) or the speed boat (ca. 40 minutes) to Marina Grande on Capri. Up-to-date fares and timetables are found here.

To Anacapri: From the landing at Marina Grande busses depart for Anacapri. The bus stop is to the right of the booth where the tickets for the boat rides are sold.

Important: Most of the year only inhabitants of the island are allowed to take along their cars. Should you be traveling/arriving by car, leave it in a guarded parking lot on the mainland.

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