Capri - what to visit

Capri is a perfect place for travelers who want to explore the island at your own pace, with calm and walk without worrying about the rush or cars. The most common way to reach the island is by ferry from the Italian coast, from the port cities like Naples and Sorrento to the island depart several every day. Ferries arrive at the main port of Capri, known as Marina Grande, which is the first remarkable point of the visit. Of course, before we get to enjoy the beautiful spectacle of the bluffs and cliffs of the island, viewed from the sea ... Already in the Marina Grande imposing a walk along the harbor to watch their houses maintained, magnificent yachts and (who knows) perhaps the presence of one or more famous, constantly watched by the paparazzi. From the Marina Grande you can take a cable car to take us to the top of the island of Capri Town. From there entranced contemplate wonderful views of the Marina, the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Faraglioni Islands and beyond, the cities of Naples and Sorrento and even the volcano Vesuvius.

The old city is also located on the top. As already discussed, is closed to cars, pedestrian streets allow pedestrians quietly enjoy the rides, shops and buildings contemplation. The nerve center of the island is the popular Piazzetta, where we find the Church of San Stefano and also many of the most exclusive boutiques, shops and restaurants. This place is also the destination for those seeking entertainment after sunset. Other very interesting shopping streets are Via Vittorio Emanuele, Via Croce and Camelle. But there is more to Capri shops and luxury is also an island that holds historical treasures exception. Some of the ancient Roman emperors chose Capri as a summer destination for your own relaxation, magnificent villas built there. The most famous and spectacular is Villa Jovis, built by Emperor Tiberius as a retreat in which to live his last eleven years. Julius Caesar and Augustus also built their own homes, and now imposes a visit to all of them for their historical interest and spectacular.

The area of ‚Äč‚ÄčAnacapri, the highest of the island, is as far from the most glamorous. Here we can see the medieval church of San Michele and Santa Sofia. In addition, the remains of a Roman villa that gave rise to the writer Axel Munthe's Villa San Michele edify, which today is open to the public foundation surrounded by magnificent gardens and an impressive collection of antiques. For those who want to continue to enjoy the presence of history on the island of Capri, the visit to the Charterhouse (Certosa in Italian) of San Giacomo (built in the fourteenth century, a period which the cloister, and restored in the XVI after a fire) is mandatory. Located on high, by the sea, is breathtakingly beautiful. In addition, other points of historic and architectural interest are the Casa Rossa, with a large exhibition of archaeological remains, the Castello Barbarossa, the sixteenth century and is a testament to the invasion of the island by the famous pirate of the same name, and Palazzo Cerio, with an interesting exhibition of archaeological and paleontological remains.

We still have a very important thing on the island of Capri: the natural environment. We start with the most famous on the island, the unique Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto. Celebrated since the early nineteenth century, when the two romantic writers popularized originally was a place feared due to popular legend, the supposed plagued witches and monsters. The cave has a depth of between 15 and 20 meters, and its name is due to the intense color of its waters, increased by light entering through the entrance of the cave. Inside the cave is a natural platform, with a scale docking was already conditioned by the Romans and used to power ashore and see the cave from the mainland. On the outside, just above the Grotto are located the remains of the Gradola or Gradelle Villetta, a small Roman villa. Other attractions on the island (not space here to tell you all what we would like) are the quaint and charming Marina Small, the Arco Naturale over the sea, the Via Krupp, the district of Le Boffe, the Lighthouse of Punta Carena , the paths of the forts and Passetiello ... One tip: it's best to walk around the island and to discover our own unforgettable corners. It is worth getting lost in Capri ...

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