The Island of Capri
I loved my trip to this
sparkling gem of a Mediterranean island and I know that
you will love it too. I hope that the information
and pictures on this (and the seven pages linked-in)
will help you better understand what to expect as you
tour the island of Capri. Before you read on, here are a
couple quick tips... (1) Expect crowds in peak
months. And, (2) because Capri draws celebrities and royalty
from around the world, it can be pricy -- bring plenty
of cash and your platinum card. (Yes, a visit to Capri
is worth it)
The island of Capri frequently fades into
the haze from the perspective of viewers in
You will have no trouble finding
transportation to the
In fact, you may find the competition
between boat pilots amusing (or
annoying). At the Marina Grande the ride to
tour the Blue Grotto will, more likely than
not, seek you out. The Blue Grotto is well
After arriving in the Marina Grande of Capri, pictured above, you
will want to make your way up the hill to tour the
City of Capri.
There are two modes of transportation. For about six
Euro you can ride the funicular railway up. Or, for a
few more Euro a quaint mini-taxi can be hired to
transport you up to the
travel in Capri will be done on foot. However there is
public transportation available at a reasonable cost
that connects the city centers of Capri and Anacapri.
The chairlift to the top of
Solaro costs less than 10 Euro and
departs from Anacapri.
will need to return to Marina Grande in order to hire a
boat to ferry you over to the
or, perhaps, to take a tour around the island.
home to approximately 14,000 inhabitants divided between
the two principal cities of Capri and Anacapri.
The charming city of Capri offers a surprise
around every corner.
The world famous
is an ideal location to sit back and enjoy a
pastry and a caffe' latte while people
Over the years this site has been a popular
haunt for celebrities from around the world.
I highly recommend that you plan to stay
overnight in Capri. There is way too much to
see and do in a single day trip.
From your base of operations (a.k.a. your hotel) ,
you can plan several excursions to explore
the Island. You should plan to visit the
Gardens of Augustus
(lower left) and expect the
to present you with a surprise around
every corner. Capri boasts many memory
makers from nifty shops with unique
wares, to splendid views, to incredible
dining experiences. Tour the island
slowly... take your time and
In Italian this famous rock formation is
called i faraglioni.