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Private Half-Day Boat Excursion: Capri Island from Positano
"The skipper will pick you up in the morning from the Positano pier then head north toward the island of Capri. Cruise along the breathtaking coastline enjoying the views and the Mediterranean sunshine. First stop will be Li Galli Islands where the legendary Ulysses heard the song of the sirens in Homer's ""The Odyssey"". Stop for a swim around these private islands and underwater nature reserve or simply enjoy the splendor of the three private luxury villas perched high above on the rocks. Continue on crossing the Bay of Naples and over to the island of Capri. Don't miss a front row view of the active volcano
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"Pompeii
Pompeii - Vesuvius 'n wine"Following a morning pickup from Sorrento or Naples travel by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient city of Pompeii — widely considered among Italy’s most important historic sites. Along the way listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s past and gain insight into the deadly volcanic eruption of 79 A.D.On arrival in Pompeii explore the site and learn of life there during the Roman era. See key sites of interest and hear how the bustling streets were silenced by the heavy downpour of ash and molten rock. Next head onward to Mt Vesuvius and hike to the crater for panoramic views over Naples and its beautiful bay. Follow rugged trails around the crater’s edge and marvel at the spectacular volcanic scenery you find. Visit a local winery and explore the v
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Private Excursion to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
"Departure in the morning by private and comfortable car for a tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius with an English speaking driver. The city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and forgotten for hundreds of years under layer of as this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. It is a journey in to the past. You will discover through a walk among the excavations the moments that preceded the tragic explosion. You can experience the life in ancient times public and above all private. The most surprising aspect is in fact the high number of homes and villas in which the bottles glassware furnishings
From EUR250.00

Day Trip to Capri Tips (16)

Day Trips to Capri From Sorrento (2)

part two of my tips with more pictures

Sorrento, Together with Naples, is the main stepping point for a day tour or two of the fabulous Island of Capri, termed the Luxe Resort Island and the payground of Emperors of the Roman Empire. Capri Nowadays is a Major Tourist and Shopping Destination along the Bay of Naples. Capri is accessible from Sorrento via various Ferries operated by different boat companies that start their boats at 7:15 am to 7:00 pm everyday from Marina Piccola in Sorrento to Marina Grande in Capri (boat ride is about 40 minutes) and from Marina Grande, you can either ride the open air taxis to the Piazetta at the top or to Ana Capri on the Other Side (or via the Funiculare to Piazzetta and back) and among the attractions here include the Blue Grotto, The Faraglioni Rocks, The Piazzetta, Via Krupp, Villa San Michele, Torre Materita and more.

you can either go to Capri via the ferry on your own or book a Capri day tour from the various Travel agencies along the Center of Sorrento.

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machomikemd
Apr 23, 2016

Whole Day Tours to Capri

Sorrento, Together with Naples, is the main stepping point for a day tour or two of the fabulous Island of Capri, termed the Luxe Resort Island and the payground of Emperors of the Roman Empire. Capri Nowadays is a Major Tourist and Shopping Destination along the Bay of Naples. Capri is accessible from Sorrento via various Ferries operated by different boat companies that start their boats at 7:15 am to 7:00 pm everyday from Marina Piccola in Sorrento to Marina Grande in Capri (boat ride is about 40 minutes) and from Marina Grande, you can either ride the open air taxis to the Piazetta at the top or to Ana Capri on the Other Side (or via the Funiculare to Piazzetta and back) and among the attractions here include the Blue Grotto, The Faraglioni Rocks, The Piazzetta, Via Krupp, Villa San Michele, Torre Materita and more.

you can either go to Capri via the ferry on your own or book a Capri day tour from the various Travel agencies along the Center of Sorrento.

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machomikemd
Apr 23, 2016

Capri

Capri is a lovely, small resort island with an interesting town that has a lowr marina part and an upper part on the hills above. It has beaches for swimming, etc., and has been a resort destination since Roman times, when Emperor Tiberius, in particular, built pleasure villas on the island, the most significant of which was the Villa Jovis, the Villa of Jupiter. One can still visit its ruins.

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WulfstanTraveller
Nov 11, 2013

Capri

We took a 30 minute hydrofoil ride from Marina Grande in Sorrento to the Island of Capri. We took the funiculare (tramlike ride from the port up to Capri) which I highly recommend vs taking the "climb" up the stairs that go up to town.

I would highly recommend the nature trails from both Capri and Anacapri. For me the hiking trails are what really made the trip worth it. The square areas of both Capri and Anacapri can be extremely crowded and not super pleasant on a warm summer day. The trails give you the feeling of being in a National Park with many trails that descend down to an inlet area where you can take a swim.

We walked the Arco Naturale trail and the Belvedere di Triagara and Villa Jovis
Capri has an interesting history being a retreat for many of the roman emperors. On one of our hikes we visited the site of villas belonging to Caesar Augustus and Caesar Tiberius. Villa Jovis is one of Twelve Roman villas mentioned by Tacitus in the Annals. It was from here that Tiberius decreed the fate of the Empire from 27 to 37 A.D. (or so we were told) there is also Villa San Michele, villa Damecuta ..et al. Beautiful views from all of the villas.

From Anacapri there is a chairlift (seggiovia) that climbs to the top of Monte Solaro. It is the highest point on the island, at 589m. We didnt feel the need to take the chairlift as we found incredible views from vistas in Anacapri

We were only in Capri for the day and didnt get to the Blue Grotto. We heard mixed reviews of the Grotto from other tourists we encountered due to visibility conditions which apparently can vary greatly and werent ideal the day we were there.

dnat
Sep 26, 2010
 
 
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Capri

Off the coast near Sorrento is the island of Capri. A favorite retreat of wealthy Romans, it has attracted visitors ever since ancient times. The Roman Emperor Tiberius (who was in power when Jesus was crucified) had a villa here.

Capri is famed for its rugged beauty, its spectacular views, and its lemons. When life gives you lemons, make liqueur. Capri's liqueur is famous worldwide. Be sure to try some. The island is also known for its crafts, especially furniture.

The funicular cable cars go up to the top of Mt Castiglione, for the best views of the island (please avoid if you're afraid of heights). The Augusto Garden is another popular spot. You can also shop, browse, and just stroll about the medieval quarter of the town.

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Tom_Fields
Dec 21, 2009

Very Special

My experience with Mami Camilla was nothing far from perfect. It was my first time traveling to Europe alone and though I was not worried about it, I still had some doubts. Upon arriving at Mami Camilla, though I was a little late for dinner, I was wonderfully greeted by Giuseppe and after a few minutes to get introduced to the other guests, I had wine placed in front of me and three plates of food, and even though I had eaten earlier, I could not pace up on eating such a good meal. From there on in I felt right at home, we went on nice trips around the area to help introduce the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, we had a nice boat ride around Capri, where we swam, ate and just relaxed under the sun. Originally my trip was to last one week in Sorrento, however, I just did not want to leave and so I quickly doubled my vacation time there.
After leaving all that was left in me mind, was when will I return and finally 2 years later I am in the mist of organizing another couple of weeks there. Soon I will be back with the family, cooking away, enjoying the surroundings and drinking good wine.

dedellino
Mar 11, 2009

Capri - Tiberius’ Villa (Villa Jovis)

The walk from Capri town (take Via Sopromonte or Via le Bottege) is all up hill with some fairly steep sections, but it can be done in about an hour with pauses for breath! All the way you are treated to seeing the villas and homes of those lucky ones who live on Capri plus lemon groves and other cultivation.

The villa itself is interesting and you can see where the old boy spent his debauched last years (yes I remember I Claudius), but the situation is the star here. Views back to the mainland and other parts of Capri and straight down the cliffs to the blue, blue sea.

On the way back down from the villa, a few yards past the toilets on the left, is a stone gateway leading to a little park. Do not miss this for even more stunning views and a nice place to sit and eat the picnic you thoughtfully brought with you.

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Wowmoment
Apr 14, 2008

Capri

Capri is a fickle place with many faces. It has stunning beauty which has delighted visitors down the ages it is also the place to go if you really have too much money and want to get rid of it in a hurry!

Easy to reach from Sorrento (Hydrofoil casts around €23 and takes only 20mins). Once there the Funicular, for €1.60, will take you to Capri Town.

Capri Town is full of designer name shops and expensive restaurants. Spend time and money here if you wish.

The Blue Grotto and round Island trip I chose to ignore but I heard it was expensive not very long and at least €5 tip was demanded somewhat gracelessly at the Grotto.

I chose to walk out of town to Villa Jovis and was very pleased I did.

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Apr 14, 2008

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Go to Capri Island

For a fun 1-day excursion, you can go to Capri island from Marina Piccolo (Small Marina).

Take the local bus (orange color) that goes to Marina Piccolo. Buy the ferry ticket (Euro 24) from the ticket booth. Ferry ride is about 20 minutes.

You can spend the whole day in Capri. Don't have to stay overnight in Capri island as it is quite expensive.

Last ferry from Capri to Sorrento is in the evening; I will put the time schedule here later, as soon as I've scanned the information.

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longsanborn
Jan 08, 2007

The blue island of Capri

Take a daytrip by ferry to the blue island of Capri. The ferry ride takes about 40 to 60 minutes from Sorrento. Capri offers a dramatic rocky coastline with nice beaches, bays and mountains. There are two villages on the island: Capri and Anacapri.

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HORSCHECK
Jul 09, 2006

Capri

And of course Capri . . . well, Capri has such a reputation thanks to Axel Munthe , Gracie Fields and others that you might just want to go there. If you don’t I’m not sure that you’ll miss much that the Amalfi coast can’t give you - except the boat trip

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malkin
Mar 23, 2005

Speed boat to Capri

It's relatively cheap (about £15), and great fun - only takes about 20 minutes by speedboat/jet, and gives you great views of vesuvius and the bay of Naples. Well worth it.

Capri itself is luxurious, overpriced, touristy but spectacular. It feels like you're walking through a film-set .

deiwise
May 25, 2003

Things to Do Near Sorrento

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Day Trip to Punta del Capo

Walking out to Punta del Capo, you will be treated to some fine panoramic views of the entire Bay of Naples, Mt Vesuvius, and the town of Sorrento. Just be careful--some parts of the road have no...
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Piazza Tasso

part two of my tips with more pictures around the Piazza Piazza Tasso is the main Square of the bustling resort town of Sorrento. It was named after the famous Italian Rennaisance Poet, Torquato...
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Duomo

the town of Sorrento has a Cathedral named Cattedrale dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo, along Via Santa Maria della Pietà, beside Corso Italia. The Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of...
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Basilica di San Antonino

Wandering through around you'll find some interesting thing to do. A walk from Piazza Tasso, you'll see many of the beautiful building. This church one of example, beautifully lit this beautiful...
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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta - Church

Few people know that the church is built upon a magnificent seaside Roman villa with beautiful fresco walls. The villa extends under the town center. The painted walls are well preserved some more...
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Villa Jovis

the best way to see Tiberius Leap, (which is part of the Villa Jovis Complex which is the most elegant villa that Emperor Tiberuis made in Capri of which the ruins are a nice way to view the Bay of...
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