CAPRI TRAVEL GUIDE, ITALY

capri-travel-guide

Are you craving for a luxury escape out of mundane? Capri has been one of the most requested holiday spot for years and its natural beauty has impressed many travelers. Islands refined hedonism, sheer cliffs peeking out of Tyrrhenian Sea and enchanted nature has charmed us all, and I am sure it will impress you too!

Lemon trees and ocean breeze!

Even though the island is small, Capri is very diverse, you can either go exploring the hills around the island, drink famous latte machiatto in a city center, enjoy day at the beach or take a boat trip around the island and visit amazing caves. What ever you decide, I assure you will not be disappointed.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR TRIP:

  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Italian
  • LOCAL TIME: UTC +2
  • POPULATION: 12.200
  • CURRENCY: Euro
  • PAYMENT: In most places paying with credit card is no issue.
  • BEST TIME TO VISIT: The best time to visit Capri is from beginning of April to first weekend of November.

You can just take a day trip from Amalfi coast to Capri, but I would suggest that you to stay longer, for at least two days to experience island’s best offerings. I was exploring beautiful Capri for 3 days and felt I could stay longer, and here are my suggestions on what you need to do before you leave the island.

1. BLUE GROTTO

The Blue Grotto is a, 60 m long and 25 m wide, sea cave you can find in Capri, famous for sunlight passing through the cave and shinning through the seawater, creating a reflection that magically illuminates the cave. There are many tour operators offering you a wooden rowboat tour to azure blue light.

We sadly didn’t visit this sightseeing as my claustrophobia has progresses in the past years. But locals told us it is once in a lifetime experience.

Note: There is an entrance fee, as Blue Grotto is a cultural site.

2. RISTORANTE LA ZAGARA, ANACAPRI

la-zagara-restaurant

Whenever I think ofย  Capri, I think of lemons. I had to put La Zagara on my list of the best locations to visit in Capri, as it was one of the most magical and unique experiences in my life! I was eating a lunch in the peaceful lemon tree garden. What a day!

If you are staying in the city of Capri, there is a short bus ride to Anacapri. From the bus stop the restaurant is just few steps away.

Location:ย Via Giuseppe Orlandi, 180, 80071 Anacapri NA, Italia

3. FARAGLIONI DI CAPRI

Signature view of Capri! The three spurs of rocks peeking out of Tyrrhenian Sea created one of the most recognizable landscape in the world. There are two options reaching this location, one by foot and one by boat. We decided to take a 35 minutes walk from the Capri city center to La Fontelina, a beach right in front of the famous rocks.

4. GARDENS OF AUGUSTUS

Gardens.Augustus-Capri

Small botanical garden is a short walk from Capri center. It is a peaceful place with colorful flowers and spectacular views, including the view of Blue Grotto and the coastline. The entry fee is 1 Euro and it is completely worth it.

5. VILLA LYSIS

Villa-Lysis-Capri

Don’t miss out jumping on enchanting Villa Lysis view-point to see the best view of Capri and Marina Grande. Villa was built by poet Jacques d’Adelswar-Fersen in 1905 and was dedicated to the youth of love. Villa Lysis is not the easiest location to reach as it is distanced away from the city center by 40 minutes walk. But don’t let this stop you from visiting as the walk up there is peasant and every garden on the path looks enchanted. Just a walk by itself was an amazing experience, seeing untouched Capri’s paths reachable only by walking. No cars, no noise, just peaceful nature and Capri’s best!

Location:ย Via Lo Capo, 12, 80076 Capri NA, Italia

CONVINCED ALREADY AND LOOKING FOR HOTEL?

There are plenty of hotels in Capri, but if you are looking for the elegant stay with the peaceful sea view, then Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco is your best choice. Read more here…

Luxury-Villa-Excelsior-Parco

With love,

Vanesa S.

 

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