Monte Solaro (Mount Solaro for us English speaking folk),
at 1930 feet (589 meters), is the highest point on the island of Capri. The rocky
formation is volcanic in origin and is actually and
extension of the Sorrentine peninsula.
We did make the trip up
to the top just around closing time. The little man at
the top was not to happy to see us on the way up and his
expression made that clear. Even so, he did give
us 15 minutes to roam around the look-out that has been
constructed at the upper terminus of the lift.
The spectacular views
from the top and the fun ride up on the chair lift made
the trip to the top of Mt. Solaro very enjoyable. It's a
great way to kill an hour.
Upper Left - View of Mount Solaro from via Tuaro looking west. The domiciles of Capri can be seen
in the foreground.
Lower Left - The view from the top of Monte
Solaro. The notable rock formation
can be seen in the distance. This view from the top is
far too large to be captured in a photo, but imagine the
stunning 360 degree view of Capri with Naples across the
water to the north, Sorrento rising from the bay to the
north-east and an uninterrupted stretch of blue horizon
and emerald sea to the south.
Lower Right - The chair lift transports its
riders from the busy center of Anacapri to the stunning
vistas at the top of Monte Solaro, the highest point on
the island of Capri, in just a few minutes. It is a fun
ride and the view from the top is spectacular.