Caesar Augustus bought Capri from the city of Naples after visiting it in 29 BC. The Gardens of Augustus which belonged to the villa of Friedrich Alfred Krupp, son of the founder of the great German steelworks is fantastic. The panoramic views of the sea and the Faraglioni Rocks from the Garden and terraces are great.
This road, on the south side of the island, was the idea of A. F. Krupp, a German steel guy. He built an estate out here, and constructed this road, which is still closed to the public... unless you are in my group. A simple hop over a rail and you are on your way!! The road was built in 1902 and zig-zags back and forth along the cliffs of Capri. It is a stunning view every direction you look.
This is how we got to Grotto dell' Arsenale for our cliff jumping and also ends up in Marina Piccola. A brilliant walk that you should not miss!
There is no contest as to what is the biggest tourist attraction on Capri. The Blue Grotto, or Grotto Azure, is a small cave along the northen part of the island. It is famed for the color of the waters reflection, which illuminates the inside of the cave in magnificent blue tones.
There are two ways to see this sight. One, you can pay a little paddle boat tour guy to take you and a few people in for about 5 minutes, with a few anecdotes along the way. Or, you can do what I did and wait until the tours end at 4:30 PM and swim in!
Fortunately there are benches all along the road for you to take a rest whilst exploring the island by foot.
Idle and enjoy the picturesque view of the island but dont miss to catch the last lift down to Anacapri.
Here is a shameless shot of me blocking the otherwise beautiful view of Capri Town and the mainland near Sorrento, from Mt. Solaro.
Here is the kind of scene you run into exploring Capri Town laneways. This is a courtyard of a small group of apartments. No one was around except us.
well as u are walking around make sure to find cats.. they are friendly, tame and adorable... give them a patt on the back would ya. So many of them there... they too need some loving
Whether you come from Sorrento or Napoli, you arrive by boat at the Marina Grande : a nice harbour...quite picturesque if there wasn't so many people.