Capri, Italy

Capri View

Marina Grande is stunning from up high. by Mr JT

Capri  has long been the playground of the rich and famous. History suggests Capri is the world’s first resort. There is an allure to the island that makes this place the favourite of many and their ultimate holiday destination – including ours. The beauty of Capri extends beyond the glamour (shorts and singlets would be a fashion faux pas) –  the history, the purity and the natural beauty marks this place as paradise on earth.

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Capri view never gets old. by Mr JT

Explore

Piazza Umberto I– this is where you sit with an aperitif right in the center of the action in the town of Capri. Take your pick of the four cafes, watch the crowds and the beautiful linen clad people saunter by.

Villa Jovis – the walk to Tiberius’ palace is well worth it. The views from this spectacular location are stunning.

Madonna Villa Jovis

Madonna and child at Villa Jovis can be seen out from sea. by Mr JT

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The ruins of Villa Jovis. by Mr JT

Certosa di San Giacomo – this 14th century monastery is one of the oldest and finest architectural structures in Capri. The 17th century frescoes are beautiful.

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Frescoes in the church – Certosa di San Giacomo. by Mr JT

Grotta Azzurra – Capri’s most famous attraction. The brilliant azure colour is due to the refractions of the sun. Take note there are occasions which result in closure of the grotto – weather dependant. 

Beach Clubs – lay amongst the tanned bodies at one of the many beach clubs in Capri. We recommend Fontelina or Da Luigi ai Faraglioni to swim beneath the island’s famed Faraglioni rocks – you won’t need to move far for lunch. Book ahead for Fontelina. 

Da Luigi at Faraglioni Bathhouse

Relax, swim and repeat – Da Luigi ai Faraglioni. by Mr JT

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The picturesque Faraglioni rocks. by Mr JT

Anacapri – higher up on the other side of Capri, is a quieter town – more residential and rural. The home of where limoncello originated. Try the cream, grappa or the original drink, best served ice cold. Ride the chairlift to Monte Solaro to reach the island’s highest peak.

Chiesa di San Michele – the 18th century tiled floor in this church is stunning. Climb the spiral staircase for a view from above.

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The magnificent tiled floor in Chiesa di San Michele. by Mr JT 

Shopping – the home of almost every luxury brand and specialised goods made on the island. Take home some of the best linen and hand-tooled leather sandals. For custom made sandals stroll to da Costanzo and for the men Ragozzino. For perfumes and candles visit Carthusia.

Eat

Gelateria Pasticceria Buonocorethe best gelato in Capri, expect lines in the afternoon and after dinner. Also try the Capriu al Limone biscotti, cannoli and the chocolate filled pastries.

Aurora – Capri’s oldest restaurant, which hasn’t waned in popularity – as it’s still frequented by celebrities.

La Fontelina – you won’t be disappointed with any of the lunch options. We recommend making a reservation.

Ristorante Pizzeria Longano – consistently ranked in the top restaurant list in Capri, amazing pizza comparable to Naples and delicious pasta.  

Donna Rachel – reserve a table on the outdoor terrace. Plenty to choose from on the menu.

Stay

Make a booking at any one of the luxury hotels or rent one of the many villas available on Airbnb.

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South coast of Capri. by Mr JT