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.
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.