Travel Guide - Capri Island, Italy

Sweeping views and whitewashed homes.
Spectacular villas and lemon trees.
Narrow winding lanes and flower-filled courtyards.

Welcome to the dramatic island of Capri!

5km from the edge of the Sorrentine peninsula, the island of Capri is one of the loveliest resorts in Italy. It is overrun by tourists during spring and summer and is popular with local and international travelers, drawn here by the sun, sea and romance. This friendly island is easy to get around. You’re ferry/hydrofoil will dock at the Marina Grande. All major hotels, cafes and restaurants are on the steep hill facing the harbour. There are funiculars that will take you

to and from the cliff top. A short distance from Capri is Anacapri. Take a bus to get to this little settlement near Monte Solaro. Apart from this, the only other place you should visit on the island is the southern settlement of Marina Piccola. It has a big beach that is very popular. There are other beaches on the island and these are Punta Carnea and Bagni di Tiberio.

To get there

TYou can get to Capri from either Naples or Sorrento. Ferries and hydrofoils ply from these two destinations several times a day. From Naples the hydrofoil ride takes forty minutes and one and a half hours by ferry. From Sorrento the hydrofoil takes only 30 minutes.>>>>>More

Travelling within Capri, Italy

Travel light and avoid getting your car. This is the best advice for travelers to the tiny island of Capri. You wont find place to park you car since your hotel will probably be on top of the hill that can only be reached by funicular. There are plenty of taxis and buses for you to get around. The hotels are far from the docks and in case you have heavy luggage you can engage a porter whom you’ll find near the Marina Grande jetty. Although fixing on a price for the service is most often a harrowing process, your porter will easily be able to guide you to your hotel through the narrow maze-like streets of the island. If you’re staying at one of the luxury hotels on the island, they will send a porter to pick you up.

Let the holiday begin !

Piazza Umberto I is the Capri’s nerve center with the most popular bars, restaurants and cafes lining the street. Strolling around the center of the town is a nice way to spend some time. The most popular route goes thorugh Via Vittorio Emanuele, past the deluxe Quisisana hotel and finally to Giardini di Augusto where you can get the best views of the water and a perfect place to relax.>>>>>More

Night Life in Capri, Italy

There are quite a few clubbing opportunities on the island. You don’t have to pay a cover to enter. Most clubs function only between April and September. The most popular club is Number Two on Via Camerelle. If clubbing isn’t you thing then you can spend you evenings at the numerous cafes, bars and taverns in the historic center.

Shopping in Capri, Italy

You can shop for top end products and designs on Via Camerelle. Check out Carthusia-Profumi di Capri for some exclusive perfumes made locally. Started in 1948, the scents are inimitable and often considered a collector’s item. You can also visit their perfume lab on Vialle Parco Augusto. It is open everyday from 9:30am to 6pm.>>>>>More

What maketh Capri

Marina Grande, Anacapri & Marina Piccola

Swimming & Sunning in Capri, Italy

The beaches don’t have luxuriant sandy beaches due mountainous terrain of the region. But however this hasn’t kept the tourists from enjoying this beach holiday destination. There are a few good areas for swimming. These have clubs called stabilimenti balneari that requires charge an admission fee to visitors. The most preferred sunning option is lounging around the comfortable poolsides of hotels.>>>>>More