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Capri is an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (Small Harbor), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas, the limestone masses called Sea Stacks that stand out of the sea.
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Capri--it should be obligatory if you make it
as far as Naples, that you go to Capri. Capri is a wonderful antidote to the sometimes dingy, dirty and depressing aspects of Naples. As much as I grew to love Naples, it does have (or rather did have back in '75-77, and I gather still does) a bit of a third world feel to it. Capri is a nice contrast and will remind you, if you need reminding, how wonderful Italy can be.
There's lots to do there--swim, sun, visit the Blue Grotto and Three Sisters rocks, ride the funicular up to Anacapri, then ride the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro.... Well, if you check out all the VT pages on Capri you will easily see there is plenty to do there!
There will be tons of tourists there, and yes, the prices will be high. But it is lovely. During the time I lived there, I visited Ischia and Capri. I went to Ischia only once--but went to Capri many, many times. It is just that wonderful. Go--you will not regret it. My big regret is, that in all my trips to Capri, I never once went to the Blue Grotto. Oh well. Gives me a good excuse to go back, right? ;)
The pictures of Capri are circa 1975--as you can tell, not much has changed--it was overpopulated with tourists even then. Sorry the quality of photos is not good--but they are over thirty years old and were taken with a little 110 pocket camera.
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I have been to several countries but this is probably the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. This must be the most romantic place in the world.
Capri is situated in the south part of the Gulf of Naples, facing Sorrento and Positano. It is famous worldwide for the tourist and bathing resorts spread out along its coastline. Formerly the headquarters of imperial courts, the site of monasteries and a place of exile, its fame has grown over the centuries and is now a place of great natural interest and a destination for lovers of luxury and elegance. Amongst its most famous beauty spots must be included the little town of Capri, which is the capital of the island, the Blue Grotto, which can be reached from Marina Grande, and Villa Jovis from which Tiberius ruled the Roman Empire in the last years of his life. The most extraordinary feature of the island, however, is undoubtedly the famous group of steep crags – called the Faraglioni – standing in the sea off the east coast of the island.
OK, it's touristy and expensive...but it is absolutely lovely. Go for a day-trip or two, taking a hydrofoil or, if you're prone to seasickness, a ferry. The blue sky, azure sea, the cliffs, the trees swaying in the wind...ahh, paradise. Go up to Tiberius' villa and check out where the perverted old emperor indulged in his sexual exploits, chucking his playthings off the cliff when he got tired of them. Have a lemon granita in Piazza Umberto in Capri town. Have some mussels (there are a few restaurants that are not outrageously priced). Take the ferry back and watch the sunset over this isola bella.
The island of Capri,off the...
The island of Capri,off the shore of Naples. The most beautiful and interesting places to visit: Grotta Azzurra, Arco Naturale, Faraglioni, Marina Piccola
Limoncello,Capri's typical lemon liquor
the Island of love, Capri, the...
the Island of love, Capri, the most romantic place i have been. do live there at least for one night, take a walk in the narrow lanes.
On Capri, take the chairlift...
On Capri, take the chairlift to the highest point of the island (from Anacapri) and float silently over vineyards. There are great views once you get to the top.
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