The Tyrrhenian Sea surrounds the island of Capri, with the most stunning colours of Blue. The island is located of the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. Artists and intellectuals colonized Capri in the 1900’s, inspired by its beauty and Serenity. The island attracts all people with its peaceful piazzas, colourful Bougainvillea and geranium covered lanes. International vacationers, local Italians, royals, the famous and super wealthy stroll side by side through the pleasant little streets, enjoying italian coffee, cocktails, dinning & scenery.
Capri’s Faraglioni, is three towering rock formations just off the island’s coast.
There are several great look out points of the Faraglioni from the Punta Tragara Belvedere, Augustus Gardens and Marina Piccola. However, the best way to view the Faraglioni is on a boat tour. The boat tours will take you right through the stone archway of the Faraglione di Mezzo.
The island has a couple of beaches directly opposite of the rock formations. The La Fontelina and da Luigi beaches, which are nice for swimming. The rocky beaches can be reached by hiking down the footpath from the Tragara. Once you finished your day relaxing by the sea. You can climb back up, or take the ferry service back to Marina Piccola.
Marina Piccola is on Capri’s southern coast, and is the best beach spot on the island. It is sheltered from the wind and has southern exposure, making it the warmest spot on the island. It is best enjoyed earlier in the day, as it cools down late afternoon when the sun goes behind the rocks. You can take a bus, taxi or walk back to the Piazzetta. The walk is lovely and takes about 15-20 minutes. Take the stairs up Via Mulo, then follow Due Golfi to Via Roma.
The Piazzetta is the main square on the island. You can reach the Piazzetta on Capri by the funicular from Marina Grande or from Marina Piccola.
Marina Grande, is where the ferries from the mainland arrive. It is also the arrival point for commercial and private vessels. The largest beach on the island is located in the Marina, with a variety of establishments to enjoy.
One of the islands unique landmarks is the Blue Grotto. A sea cave on the islands coast. Natural sunlight passing through an underwater cavity, shinning through the seawater creating a magnificent blue reflexion inside the cave. There are several boat tours you can arrange from the Amalfi coast, Sorrento and Capri to the opening of the famous Blue Grotto. Unfortunately entering the Grotto depends on the seas, and sometimes can not be determined till you arrive. The entrance is only about 1 meter high, making it unsafe to pass through during large swells.
Staying on the Island of Capri can be experienced in one of the lovely family run bed & breakfast or beautiful boutique hotels. Dining is a special event with its world-famous restaurants. Serving the freshest seafood, international cuisine, Italian pizzerias & trattoria’s.
Island shopping can be a whole day event in itself. Capri & Anacapri are filled with designer dress shops, gems, jewelry boutiques, artisan-crafted ornaments, unique bottles filled with Limoncello & delicious Italian wines. Other popular items to purchase when visiting are handmade leather sandals in a variety of styles & colors decorated with jewels. Handmade lace, embroidery, along with colourful and hand painted ceramics.