The island of Capri is a beautiful holiday destination, located just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, where you’ll find the Amalfi coast.
It’s an island full of contrasts. Day-trippers can enjoy exploring the classy an expensive boutiques. For those interested in history you can find out more about the palace of Emperor Tiberius which once stood here, and walk through other Roman ruins as this was a popular holiday spot of many Roman Emperors. Ramblers can enjoy the many short walks and scenic paths you can find here. To top it off, Capri boasts breath-taking views and you can relax beside a tranquil blue sea.
The island of Capri is itself the main tourist attraction with its rocky seashores, wonderful views fantastic weather and charming atmosphere. Those who love walking will have plenty of ways to explore this picturesque island. You can admire the stunning views from the Bay of Naples, visit gardens of the Roman Emperor Augustus and go and see the Faraglioni Rocks. You can see what remains of Emperor Tiberius's palace at the Villa Jovis. You can even catch a glimpse of the rocky cliffs over which he is believed to have disposed of his foes. In the town of Capri itself, Certosa di San Giacomo is a 14th- century monastery which in modern times is home to a school. It also hosts art exhibitions. If you don’t like hiking you can hop on the open-air chair lift in Anacapri and let it take you to the summit of Monte Solaro. Be sure to enjoy a bite at the Canzone del Cielo.
Capri town is a dream come two for those who love to shop, with big designer brands on offer. Be sure to visit the Blue Grotto for a wondrous experience or go for a relaxing boat journey circumventing the island to admire the views at your leisure. Then you can dance the night away in the Anema e Core, Capri’s famous night club, and the perfect place to play spot the celebrity.
If you plan to extend your trip around the Amalfi Coast, you can journey to Sorrento and Li Galli Islands, which feature in the legend of Odysseus and are said to be home to mermaids. To visit some of the Amalfi Coast that is hidden from sight, you can take a Kayak out to private cove from Praiano. You can head out at sunset and enjoy the views in the moonlight. You can also take a stroll down the narrow streets of Ravello to view the Terrace of Infinity to complete your journey in style.
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The powerful, prevailed, rich and famous have been visiting Capri for two millennia. Augustus, the Roman Emperor loved it and often came here instead of going to his island of Ischia. Tiberius, his successor, made it his summer retreat when Rome became too stifling.
Later, monks settled on Capri and built the Certosa for the purpose of defending the island from the Saracens. The Romantics appreciated the island’s unmatched natural beauty. The French fought the English from Anacapri when the Napoleonic Wars raged.
Since 1826, the island has become established over time as an ideal holiday destination for royalty, celebrities, artists and writers. Tourism became the island’s primary industry with the construction of the Marina Grande port last century.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream holiday to Capri and the Amalfi Coast today, to begin making some truly unforgettable lifelong memories.
Weather in Capri
Heavy rain on Sunday through next Thursday.
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