Capri

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Capri which includes rocky coastline, swimming and a coastal town

The Mediterranean limestone island of Capri has been visited through the ages by intellectuals, artists and writers charmed by its enchanting beauty. A holiday in Capri is a blend of history, nature, culture and events, which has made it renowned over the years. The island is one of the most famous destinations for international tourism. It measures 10 square km, 4 km in the municipality of Capri and 6 km in the municipality of Anacapri. Easily and quickly reachable by sea from Naples and the Sorrentine Coast, the island is a gateway to beautiful scenery and a cordial atmosphere.

Mount Tiberio to the east and Mount Solaro to the west are the island's highest points. Between them lies Capri, with Marina Grande to the north and Marina Piccola to the south. Anacapri, the other town, lies in a green expanse west of Mount Solaro. Unlike other islands in the Gulf of Naples, Capri is not a volcanic island, but a mass of limestone sediment. It's one of the richest Italian lands in terms of flora and fauna. The island is populated by extraordinary species, like the Wandering Albatross and the extremely rare blue Faraglioni Lizard.

Holidays in Capri are synonymous with crystalline waters and unspoiled landscapes. If you have the opportunity, tour the entire island in search of breathtaking views and panoramas. A great starting place is the Natural Arch in Pizzolungo, the remains of a huge natural cave in the mountain. From there, a staircase crosses the surrounding valley to the Matermania Cave, a grandiose natural cave that was transformed into a luxurious Nymphaeum in Roman times. Nearby, following a trail that winds along the crags lining the coast, you'll reach Villa Malaparte, built atop Punta Massullo.

You can reach another unforgettable spot, Belvedere Cannone, starting out on Via Madre Serafina, one of Capri's oldest roads. Located behind the Church of Santo Stefano, the road offers a great impression of how the town once looked. Heading along Via Cannone, you can take a pleasant stroll with views of the town below. You reach a significant height, but the walk is not at all difficult and leads you to Punta Cannone with its observation terrace.

The massive summit of Mount Solaro provides a spectacular view of the island, the Gulf of Naples, Salerno and out towards Ischia. The top can be reached by cable car from Piazza Vittoria or on foot along a trail. Either way, a visit to the hermitage of Cetrella is a must, clinging to a natural stone balcony with incredible views.

A boat ride around the island is also essential. Starting from Marina Grande, you'll head east past the Marina Grande beach and the Bagni di Tiberio. The next stretch of coast has crevices and caves crowned by rich native vegetation, leading to the famous Blue Grotto. Continuing westward, you'll reach Rio Cove and Tombosiello Cove before rounding the Punta Carena Lighthouse and moving towards a series of lovely caves, from the Saints Grotto to the Green Grotto, with their enchanting tricks of light and colour. The tour continues to Punta di Tragara, where you'll find the Faraglioni rocks, and then to the little Tragara harbour. The solitary cliff just in front is called Monacone. Remnants of Roman buildings fed the legend that Masgaba, emperor Octavian Augustus' African architect, was buried here.

By land or by sea, exploring this splendid Mediterranean island is a joy. If you can't wait to admire these natural wonders first-hand, take advantage of the holiday packages to Capri and let yourself be captivated by its timeless charm.

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4 out of 5
Via Marina Piccola 118, Capri, NA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM402 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in Capri, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within a 15-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina ...
4.2/5Excellent! (975 reviews)
"We loved that the hotel overlooked the ocean and had not tall buildings around so you were able to have a great view of the island on all sides. The rooms were a bit small but this seems to be the standard in Italy, however the room was very comfortable. The Hotel staff was extremely polite and very ..."

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2021

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Hotel Mamela
Hotel Mamela
4 out of 5
Via Campo di Teste 8, Capri
The price is RM824 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Located in the heart of Capri, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charterhouse of St. Giacomo, Gardens of Augustus and Piazzetta di Capri. Belvedere Tragara ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (290 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with a fabulous pool overlooking the Mediterranean. Great breakfast, again with a beautiful view. Staff was terrific in all areas. Good location."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

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Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Prov. Marina Grande, 284, Capri, NA
The price is RM998 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Situated in Capri, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marina Grande and Piazzetta di Capri. Villa San Michele and Faraglioni Rocks are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (655 reviews)
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"Lovely people at the hotel. Excellent location. We had a great stay. The restaurant was closed due to Covid."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
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To Be Capri
To Be Capri
Via S.Aniello,21, Capri
The price is RM579 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Situated in Capri, this apartment building is steps away from Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"Amazing location. The host Raffaella was very helpful and nice. The wifi wasn’t the best, but it’s probably as good as anywhere in Capri. I would definitely recommend!"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2021

To Be Capri
Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
Via Marina Grande 178, Capri, Città Metropolitana di Napoli
The price is RM642 per night from 14 Oct to 14 Oct
This family-friendly Capri apartment building is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Marina Grande. Piazzetta di Capri ...
5/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"Our stay at Aquamarine was perfect in every way! It was like we had on our personal concierge. Simone was the perfect host. Picked us at the port upon arrival and kept in constant communication with us throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. He recommended many amazing restaurants ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
LHP Suite Villa La Giara
LHP Suite Villa La Giara
Via Marina Piccola, 96, Capri, Napoli
The price is RM1,132 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Situated in the historical district, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) ...
1/5 (1 review)
Dont stay here!
"Terrible. Photos are entirely misleading. No access to the facilities advertised. Communication was terrible, from arrival to departure. Breakfast was 1 small slice of toast per person. The shower didn't work on the first day (of 2 days), and the water smelled like sewage. Way overpriced compared ..."

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

LHP Suite Villa La Giara
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