Capri, the star island of the Bay of Naples, is definitely one of the most sought-after tourist destinations.
In this article we will outline the 10 things not to miss in Capri.

What to see in Capri

Marina Piccola and Marina Grande

Marina Grande is where you disembark when you arrive on Capri, characterized by colorful houses and the largest beach on the island.

Marina Piccola, can be reached on foot or by public transportation from Capri’s Piazzetta, and although it is very small, it is always very crowded because of its exclusive location. Divided into two beaches, Marina di Mulo and Marina di Pennauro with the rock that divides the two “Marinas” said to be the one where the Sirens narrated by Homer in the Odyssey stayed.

Marina Grande, Capri

La Piazzetta

The social center of Capri: Piazza Umberto I , known to all as “La Piazzetta.” Crowded both during the day and at night, also aided by the many restaurants and bars at which it is easy to often meet some VIPs, sipping a coffee or a drink here is an experience, but the prices are not very affordable.
It presents a privileged view of the Bay of Naples and connects with Via Camerelle: the street of luxury boutiques.

The Piazzetta, Capri’s famous square

Via Tragara and the Faraglioni

Via Tragara, a corner of paradise overlooked by luxurious residences overlooking the sea. It is here that the Villa Lo Studio where Pablo Neruda stayed when he was on Capri is located, and it is at the end of this street that Capri’s most famous belvedere, with a view directly over the Faraglioni, is located.

The Faraglioni, Capri

Gardens of Augustus and Krupp Street

The most classic walk in Capri: you start from the Piazzetta and go to the Gardens of Augustus, from where you can admire the whole panorama, including Via Krupp, the famous road carved into the rock, which, however, is almost always closed because of the risk of falling rocks.

Gardens of Augustus, Capri

Blue Cave

The emblem of Capri, the Blue Grotto is the island’s main attraction, drawing tourists from all over the world. It is a 25-meter-wide and 60-meter-long cave with an entrance less than a meter high; to enter the Grotto, one must literally lie on the wooden boat, the only way to visit the Blue Grotto. There is a fee to visit the Blue Grotto and the entrance can be reached by boat with special tours but also on foot, arriving in Anacapri and following the road to the Blue Grotto. The stop inside the Blue Grotto is about 5 minutes and swimming inside is not possible. The best time to enter inside the Cave is between 12 noon and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays penetrate the rocks making the water’s reflections even bluer.

The Blue Grotto, Capri

Mount Solaro

The highest part of Capri, from where to see the whole island, including the Faraglioni, the Sorrento and Amalfi peninsulas: this is Monte Solaro. There are two ways to reach Mt:
On foot: from Anacapri, following the marked path and calculating at least 1 hour uphill; By funicular: from Anacapri. About 10 minutes

Capri seen from above

Anacapri

On the slopes of Mount Solaro lies Anacapri, the largest town on the island. A winding of colorful alleys and lanes in the shade of bougainvillea that reveal as many small squares, beaches and historic sites all to be discovered.
It also houses one of the most beautiful and representative churches of Neapolitan Baroque: the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, with its magnificent majolica floor depicting the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise. Another must-see attraction is the Red House, with its bright Pompeian red distinguishing its facades.

Villa San Michele

German physician Axel Munthe’s private villa is located where a Roman villa once stood, at Capri’s most scenic spot. In addition to the truly incredible location, inside the Villa San Michele are very important Roman artifacts, such as the head of Medusa that was located at the temple of Venus in Rome

Villa San Michele, Capri

Punta Carena Lighthouse

It is the second largest lighthouse in Italy after the one in Genoa. A rocky bay from which you can always dive into the crystal clear sea. The best time to experience its magic is at sunset, when the sun sets over the sea. During the summer, musical concerts are often held in this beautiful setting.

Punta Carena, Capri

Villa Jovis

Villa Jovis is one of the villas that Emperor Tiberius had built on Capri. Today only the ruins remain, which can be visited: the panorama embraces Ischia and Procida, the Gulf of Salerno and the Cilento coast in a truly dreamlike atmosphere. Villa Jovis can be reached on foot from the Piazzetta of Capri by following the directions and calculating at least 45 minutes to get there, figuring that the road is all uphill.

Remains of Villa Jovis, Capri