Capri is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, southern Bay of Naples in Italy, being blessed because of the unique sights of rare beauty, but also for the clear blue sea water, the flora that offers dreamlike landscapes and the Roman ruins, which completes the idyllic painting.
The island is divided into two administrative areas, Capri and Anacapri, first known for its picturesque atmosphere, second known for its famous Villa of Axel Munthe. Also here is the Blue Grotto, known worldwide.
How to get to Capri?
There are regular flights from Naples and Castellammare di Stabia, Sorrento, Positano. You take the ferry from Naples (where the bus leaves you when you come from the Naples airport), doing about 1 hour until you reach Capri Island. The only port in Capri where you arrive and leave is Marina Grande.
What to visit in Capri?
- Marina Grande – the Tyrrhenian Sea port, nearby is the largest beach of the island, Marina Grande Beach.
- Faraglioni Rocks – one of the symbols of Capri, 100 m high, called: Stella, Mezzo and Scopollo. Here lives a rare species of blue lizards.
- Blue Grotto (Grotto Blue) – the emblem of Capri, an underwater cave where the sun enters, sinking the rock walls in a surreal blue light.
- The Phoenician Steps – 800 ancient steps connecting Anacapri to the sea, offer amazing views.
- Giardini di Augusto (Gardens of Augustus) – placed on the ruins of an ancient Roman construction, along terraces opening of the sea and mountains, offers a wonderful view and some excellent photos.
- The oldest religious places – The Church of St. Mary of Constantinople (the 1200s) and The Church of St. Costanzo (which has 600 years).
- Marina Piccola – the south harbor, has restaurants and a rocky beach with swimming, the perfect place to have an excellent lunch.
- Anacapri – located in Capri, but belonging to Naples, visited for the famous museum which is in the Villa San Michele and for the lively nightlife.
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