Beatiful and enchanting xperiences...
I was not one of the rich and famous
Oh what a feeling
Villa Jovis (Villa of Jupiter) is a Roman place on Capri built by Emperor Tiberius who ruled from there between AD 27 and AD 37. It is the largest of the twelve Tiberian villas on Capri mentioned by Tacitus. While the remaining structure and levels only hint toward the original grandeur, recent reconstructions have the villa to be a remarkable...more
We visited the island in the month of May. There were many tourists though its not peak season. We were one of them queing and waiting for the next bus back to the Marina grande ;) So avoiding the hustles, we decided to get a taxi with another couple taking part with the fare(10 Euro each). It was more convenient then. Not bad!more
In one day, if you go early enough, you can easily see Capri Town, then take a bus to Anacapri, and take the chairlift from Anacapri to the top of Mt. Solaro for a fantastic view, and then take a bus (or hike) down to the Blue Grotto.The chairlift takes you in about 12 minutes to the top of Mt. Solaro (589 metres above sea level) for a fantastic...more
This is the port of Capri, where your boat will land. Most people head straight for the funicular to take them up to the town of Capri. But then they get told they have to get their ticket elsewhere. So you can get ahead of almost everyone by going to the right from where you land (facing the port, with your back to the sea), and you will find the...more
A great thing to do is explore the narrow laneways of Capri Town. They are often overflowing with bougainevillia and other flowers, and often give great views of cliffs and the sea. And you don't see so many tourists doing this - they all seem to stick to the centre of Capri Town.more
To go to Capri from the Marina Grande, you have the option to take a bus or a funiculair to climb up the hill. But there is another way to do it : by foot! There is a pedestrian steps-street starting from behind the funicular (there is an indication showing the way) and then it is all the way up in the middle of the nice houses and gardens! A bit...more
Docking site of most of the ferries, Marina Grande has a few small restaurants and shops. From here you can take the funiculaire up to the town of Capri, catch a bus, rent a scooter or grab a cab. We took the cab option as we had a lot of luggage with us, but used the funiculaire after that. The taxi ride was quite hair raising as the roads are...more
There are many caves in and around the isle of Capri, but the most famous cave is the La Grotta Azzurra alias The Blue Grotto. Discovered in 1826 by a German writer (August Kopisch), the Blue Grotto continues to stun visitors with its unique beauty. The wonder of the cave is the sunlight beaming through an underwater cavity... and shining through...more
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.more
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....more
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...more
After working up an appetite at Grotto dell' Arsenale, we walked along the coastline to Marina Piccola. Here we found a great restaurant with truly perfect views of the coastline and the Meditteranean waters. The seafood pasta was excellent, but we also had pizza as well.
A perfect place to have a meal in beautiful surroundings.
Favorite Dish: Seafood pasta
With arrivals to Capri only coming by way of water, you have limited options on how to arrive. My friends and I stayed in Positano and took the ferry from there. We decided to take the hydrofoil for the return trip as we were extremely tired after all of the day's activities. The ferry ride over cost 6 Euro and took about an hour. The hydrofoil...more
The second and more secluded place for getting your thrills on Capri, is on the south side of the island at the Grotto Arsenale. This was an area inhabited by a nudists who lived under some rocks. I'm not kidding. But, we decided they were probably harmless, so we commenced our aerial water contest with much success! Even got a few claps from the...more
There are a few spots on Capri that allow for some good cliff jumping. My friends and I took full advantage of this! The best place is at the walkway that leads down to the Grotto Azure. There is about a 10 meter high concrete platform that you can easily climb onto. The water is deep enough!! I'm still here! Please note that this can only be done...more
Even with its separation from the coast of Amalfi, Capri still retains its penchant for over-pricing. Most things in the Amalfi Coast are exorbitantly priced, but good deals can be found, if sought long and hard. I chose to not stay even a night on Capri, because the cheapest accommodation was 50% more than what I could find at Atrani or Positano's...more