The charming seaside Port of Marina Grande, encompassed by two narrow quays, borders the picturesque town of Capri. Lying to the north of the island, and facing the Gulf of Naples, the port welcomes every kind of wanderer, on every kind of journey. Commercial travelers and tourists arriving from the continent on hydrofoils, arrive west of the port, whilst, sailing boats, luxury yachts and other vessels lie at anchor to the East.
Houses along the port are still structurally typical of the ancient dwellings of Capri's fishermen. The upper level of the house is used as living space, and the lower as a boat house. These houses are one of the few remaining traces of pre-glamour Capri. They stand as evidence to residents and visitors of the islanders' dependence on the sea, of their ancient lifestyle and their cultural roots.
Marina Grande is where the ferries dock and also where you can get a tour to the Blue Grotto. There are plenty of shops and places to eat along the waterfront and you can also catch a bus to the top or take the Funiculare. This is where you will begin and end your visit to Capri!
Upon arriving on the Isle of Capri by ferry or hydrofoil, you will find yourself in Marina Grande. If you want to get some information of your trip, you can walk into the Tourist Information Office at the quay.
Then, to get yourself to other parts of the island, you can either use the Funicular (station to the left) or catch an orange bus (on the right). There are several taxis waiting for passengers but I recommend that if you don't have large bags to carry, use alternative mode of transportation
There are several restaurants and tourist shops that line the quay but I think they're there for visitors who are waiting for their ferry out of Capri.
The Marina Grande (Large Seashore) is the harbor of Capri, located in the bay on north side of the island, in front of Naples and its gulf. The harbor consists of two large arms: the western one is the former and it works as commercial port, where ferries and hydrofoils berth, while the east arm is the latter and it is occupied by the tourist port, where pleasure boats park.
Marina Grande is the first settlement you'll see as you come towards the island of Capri. It's a busy place when you dock as people are milling around and other tourists are doing what you will probably do - getting your bearings. If you want to go to Capri town (on top of the hill), proceed along the quay (go to your right) and head towards the funicular railway station. If you want to stay in the area then there's plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants here to keep you entertained.
Docking site of most of the ferries, Marina Grande has a few small restaurants and shops, and also has access to the small swimming area to the right of the farmost pier.
From here you can take the funiculaire up to the town of Capri, catch a bus, or rent a scooter.
Most any trip to Capri will start at the Marina Grande, which is the main harbour for catching ferries to and from Sorrento...