The island of Capri is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the southern side of the Gulf of Naples, facing the Sorrentine Peninsula. It has been a celebrated beauty spot and resort since the time of the ancient Roman Republic, as have other areas of Campania, such as the Amalfi Coast.
The two communities have been in an eternal conflict throughout the centuries, each determined to defend their own rights due to the lack of true autonomy, which forced them to accept the burdensome claims of the administrators sent from the peninsula to control the local economy.
WHAT TO SEE ON THE ISLAND OF CAPRI
Its name derives from the Greek ànà, which means up and Capri.
MOUNT SOLARO BY CHAIRLIFT
From Anacapri you take the chairlift to Monte Solaro, a little less than 600 metres. It’s worth it and the climb goes by very quickly. They are about 15 minutes with panoramic views of the entire island is impressive. The price is just over 13 euros.
On the island you can take numerous walks from which you can get a completely different experience from what we can imagine what Capri is and yet they are one of the greatest gifts for our eyes, like Villa Jovis. It is a Roman palace built by Emperor Tiberius who ruled from there between 27 AD. and 37 AD. It is the largest of the twelve Tiberian villas on Capri mentioned by Tacitus. The entire complex occupies 7,000 m² and is arranged on several terraces with a difference in elevation of about 40 m. The remaining eight levels of the walls and stairs allow us to understand the greatness that the construction has had in its time. On the way down, the Arco Naturale, on the rock, is marked. The excursion lasts about four hours, since you have to do it on foot from Capri.
HOW TO GET TO THE ISLAND OF CAPRI
TIME TO COME BACK
When planning your route through Capri, we advise you to take into account the times and not be that you are going to miss the boat. Long queues form at the funiculars that go down to the port.