Mount Solaro is the highest point of the island, and obviously the widest sightseeing point.
The transport up and down by the funicular is interesting, however, unfortunately, we are always facing some of the most discreet areas of the island, but the summit compensates us.
A must for any visitor not completely terrified of heights, the summit of Mt. Solaro - at 1,932 ft, the island's highest point - can be easily reached by chairlift from Anacapri. From the station near the piazza, the lift of single-person chairs climbs slowly and steadily up the mountainside and over lush gardens, dwellings and a few ruins. At the top, you're rewarded with a breathtaking, 360-degree panorama that includes the gulfs of Naples and Salerno, the Sorrentine Peninsula, Mt. Vesuvius and the towns of Capri and Anacapri. The summit also has the remains of an early 19th century fort (Fortino di Bruto) that was built - during a war between the British and French - on top of an ancient, medieval structure. Restrooms and a small cafe for ordering gelato, expresso or other beverages to enjoy along with the view make it easy to gaze away some serious time up here.
It was hazy the day we were there so our pictures were not as vivid as we'd wished but still well worth the price of the ticket. The top of the mount can also be reached on foot, by paths that connect to both Capri and Anacapri - definitely my preference if we'd had more time. Have good shoes and an extra hour or two? Take the chairlift up and hike down.
Notes about the chairlift: It is somewhat antiquated, the seats are small and there's just one little safety bar resting in front of you. As they only hold one person, it's not a good choice for children too small/young to ride by themselves, and I don't believe you're allowed to have them sit on your lap. The lift runs continuously (no stops) so they have to hurry you in and out of your chair at both ends of the line - don't be annoyed if they have to handle you a bit to get you safely out of the way. Although ascent/descent is steep, you're won't be as high off the ground as you might expect - Jerry isn't crazy about heights and didn't have any problem with this.
Adults: 1 way: € 7,50 - 2 ways: € 10,00
Children (up to 8 years): Free
March-October from 9.30 a.m.to sunset.
November – February from 10.30 a.m.to 3.00 p.m.
You can either pay 7 euros (roundtrip) for the chairlift or hike up Monte Solaro. Finding the path to go up is a little hard. It's about a block away from where the chair lift starts and passes under the chairlift. We opted for taking the chairlift up then hiked back down. The views are breathtaking on top.
This is a must! Take the chair lift from near Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri upto the summit of Mount Solaro. From here you get spectacular 360 degree views of the island and the surrounding sea. There's a bar/cafe at the summit as well.
One of the most exciting activity you can do here is to hop onto a chair-lift and ride all the way up to MONTE SOLARO (from Piazza della Vittoria at Anacapri).
Once up there, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Bay of Naples! Si, molto magnifico! Stupendo....