The other-worldly charm of this island in the Bay of Naples, has entranced everyone right from the noble Emperors Augustus and Tiberius to Hollywood’s illustrious stars!
Hitch a boat ride around Marina Grande. Surrounded by vibrantly colored houses, and adorned with boats swaying gently on the water, this is Capri’s main port.
Glide along the enchanting waters of the Blue Grotto. Parading a vivid blue hue that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else on God’s green Earth, the water lends a mystical allure to the sea cave.
Head out to the commune of Anacapri, whose higher elevation grants breathtaking views of the island. Seated atop a plateau, the commune comes with plenty of its own attractions and a classic Italian feel.
Pay a visit to Villa San Michele, the former residence of the Swedish physician Axel Munthe.
Today, the house is a museum that radiates a bewitching charisma, with a treasure of historic statues scattered around the house and gardens, marble columns bedecked with vines, and a fantastic vista of the island!
Remember the old tale of Homer’s hero Odysseus (Ulysses) being lured by the treacherous Sirens at Marina Piccola!
Said to be the place where the famous scene from Homer’s epic poem played out, the beautiful bay is faithfully guarded by a steep cliff against the ruthless winds. The result? You get to bask in the warm rays of the Sun even in the middle of winter!
Feel like you are in heaven on Earth at the Gardens of Augustus.
The Edenic gardens will hit you with a double whammy of beautiful Mediterranean blossoms, gorgeous statues and a stunning panorama of Marina Piccola and the cerulean waters of the sea.
Sail out to the Fariglioni Cliffs, a trio of massive rock formations that rise out dramatically from the sea, each with its own name!
If lady luck smiles upon you, a rare blue species of lizard that reside at these formations might let you catch a glimpse of them!
Explore the ruins of Villa Jovis, a magnificent castle built to be the residence of the Roman Emperor Tiberius.
Catch a chair-lift or trudge up on foot to the peak of Monte Solaro, and feast your eyes on the beauty of Capri, Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples spread out below.
Apart from dramatic natural beauty and rugged landscapes, Capri’s upscale shopping scene is an added draw for tourists. Splurge on deluxe brands including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, and many more!