The Island of Capri
01/05/2020
Not just for the rich and famous!
The Island of Capri lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the southern edge of the Gulf of Naples.

It is only possible to reach the island by boat and there are two harbours, Marina Grande on the northern side and Marina Piccola on the southern side. Marina Grande is the main port and ferries run from Naples, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi.
Marina Grande - photo courtesy of Norbert Nagel
There are two main centres, the towns of Capri and Anacapri. Capri sits in the centre of the island to the east of Marina Grande while Anacapri is to the west of the island on high ground.

Capri is the main town and being close to the ferry port it is the busiest and most expensive of the two. In July and August it is packed with people, bars and expensive shops. There is plenty to do here, both during the day and in the evening.
Capri centre - photo courtesy of Norbert Nagel
Anacapri is harder to get to and is consequently quieter, less expensive and has more local craft shops.
Anacapri centre - photo courtesy of Norbert Nagel
There are many beautiful villas to vist on the island, the main, and most famous is Villa san Michele, from where you have an amazing view of the sea, coastline and surrounding area.
The view from Villa san Michele - photo courtesy of Berthold Werner
The coastline of the Island of Capri is dramatic, with cliffs rising from the sea and a never ending series of stunning coves and grottos. The most famous of these is the Blue Grotto, a large, dark cave where, as a result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave, the water glows electric blue.
Inside the Blue Grotto - photo courtesy of livesorrento.com
This unusual and exotic terrain makes Capri an appealing holiday destination and from the 17th century it has become increasingly popular. During the 1950's the island became a haven for artists, writers, actors and other celebrities who all stayed there for extended holidays. Now it is no longer just for the rich and famous, with easy access making a trip to Capri a 'must' for all who visit this area of southern Italy.
The Island of Capri at sunset
Just off the island, close to Marina Piccola, there are a series of three limestone stacks rising out of the sea and these are called the 'Faraglioni of Capri'.
The Faraglioni of Capri
Each of these wave eroded rocks has a name, the tallest of which is called 'Stella', is still attached to the island and stands at 109 metres. The second, and most famous is 'Faraglione di Mezzo' and is a well known landmark with its distinctive archway right through the middle. This is smallest at 82 metres high and is a popular 'selfie' backdrop and a favourite place for marriage proposals. The third is 106 metres high, is called 'Faraglione di Fuori' (or more commonly 'Scopolo') and is home to the famous blue lizard.
The famous landmark 'Mezzo'
Faraglione


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