Written by Carmine Di Donato
Capri is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, and for this it has been used as shooting-location for numerous movies.
The island is a popular destination among tourists who like to be surrounded by an elegant and sophisticated ambience, as well as relaxing breath-taking landscapes.
Capri, which rises in the heart of the Gulf of Naples, is actually located right in front of Sorrento and Positano. This wonderful island is not just renowned for its beautiful natural panoramas, but it also has a rich cultural heritage.
The island is reachable by either ferry or speedboat from Molo Beverello in Naples, or from Sorrento. If you’re travelling by car, you could board from Calata Porta di Massa—another pier located in Naples—as boats leaving from there allow passengers to embark their cars.
The prices for the boats depend on the kind of means of transport you’re travelling on. If you’re leaving from Naples, then the ferry is about 10 euros; if you prefer to take the speedboat, then the price is 16 euros.
If, on the other hand, you’re leaving from Sorrento, the ticket will be few euros cheaper than the two previous ones.
Boats start travelling to the island and back from early morning until late evening.
Capri features an incredibly rich flora and stunning landscapes; however, these are not the only characteristics that make the island so unique. Indeed, Capri is known for offering the best hospitality services thanks to the good and kind hearts of the locals.
When in Capri you will be able to choose between bed&breakfasts, hotels and guesthouses. As a matter of fact, the island is home to several hotels that can satisfy any person’s need and wish.
If you want to fully enjoy the island’s atmosphere, then I suggest you stay somewhere overlooking the sea.
Don’t panic if you’re not stay in a fancy hotel facing the famous Faraglioni, as Capri offers breath-taking landscapes anywhere around the island!
When there you could decide whether you prefer to stay in Capri—heart of the island—or Anacapri—quite area up in the mountains.
The latter is where the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto) is located. This is a natural grotto carved by the sea, which is only reachable via boat. Once inside the Blue Grotto you can admire the fascinating “lighting tricks” that turn the grey rock into a blue surface.
Another must-see when in Anacapri is San Michele’s Villa, a wonderful house built towards the end of the 1800.
If you’d rather stay in Capri, then you should pick a hotel around the Giardini di Augusto (Augustus’ Gardens), Certosa di San Giacomo, Chiesa di San Costanzo or even next to the Villa Malaparte.
When in Capri you absolutely need to go see the Arco Naturale (Natural Arch) and the Grotta di Capelvenere (Capelvenere Grotto). The latter is an archaeological site situated 200 meteres above sea level.
Capri hotels and restaurants are renowned worldwide for offering the best culinary experience. Among the local delicacies are ravioli, seafood scialatielli and Caprese Cake.
Stunning natural landscapes, unique cultural sites and incredible tasty dishes are only some of the numerous features that will make your stay in Capri as wonderful as fascinating.
(All the photos are taken from Google.com, and all belong to their original owners)