Capri is a wonderful island on which there is everything, and celebrities on yachts anchored in Marina Grande really know this. Stunning natural beauty, breathtaking scene, amazing cuisine, world-class shopping and water in the colors you should see.
The world famous square is Piazza Umberto, in the Caprese dialect it is called chiazza, but most visitors to the island know it as Piazzetta. The clock tower rings every 15 minutes, marking the time. There are four different cafes with rattan chairs and tables , which are full from an early morning cappuccino lover to late at night after dinner.
On a hot summer day, the beaches on Capri may be crowded. The best way to experience the water that surrounds the island is by boat. Hire a skipper and spend some great hours swimming in rocky bays and emerald green grottoes. The beach on Capri may not be exactly what you are used to. Instead of a long empty beach where you just sit, you will find groups of chairs and umbrellas arranged on large boulders that protrude from the sea or in perfect rows on several narrow beach bays. These private beach clubs rent a vacation spot , have locker rooms and a restaurant. Marina Piccola has three small sections of a free beach where you can relax with the locals. In Marina Grande, take a boat to Bagni Tiberio, a modest place where you can swim next to the magnificent Roman ruins.
The Blue Grotto has been bewitching since the time of the Roman emperor Tiberius, who loved this place and ordered statues to decorate it. An extraordinary optical effect is created by sunlight reflecting off the walls of the cave, which creates blue water that seems to glow. Be prepared to get into a small rowing boat at the entrance and lie flat on the boat to fit into the cave depending on weather conditions. This massive rock formation, consisting of three separate limestone stacks, is the first thing you see on the way to Capri. They are so large that on a clear day you can see Faraglioni from such cities of the Amalfi coast as Positano and Praiano. Beloved by islanders and visitors, the views that open from a picturesque panorama at the end of Via Tragara and the flowering gardens of Augustus. You can swim next to them at Da Luigi Beach Club.
Do you know that there are two separate cities on the island of Capri? Most tourists visit Capri with its well-known sights such as Piazzetta, Marina Piccola and the famous shopping streets. The other world is a short bus ride across the island. Anacapri is much more common. Here you can take the chair lift to the top of Monte Solara.
Caprese salad is just the three key ingredients you should definitely try when you visit Capri. Made from tomatoes ripened in a vine, milk mozzarella, fragrant basil leaves and a drop of spicy fragrant olive oil, it is on every menu.
Naples, the birthplace of pizza, is less than an hour's drive from Capri. The craft traveled the bay, and there are special domed wood stoves and specially prepared pizza makers on the island . Take a break from the seafood and spend the evening learning how simple Margarita pizza and cold draft beer can be found.
The most famous dessert on the island is a flour-free chocolate cake made from fried ground almonds, dark chocolate, sugar and eggs. The origin of the cake is grim : they tell stories of missing flour. The result is a solid chocolate cake that is refined and simply gluten free.
Capri has been a stellar place since the hectic trips began in the late 1950s when celebrities such as Jacqueline Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren visited the island. Today you can see the Beyonce yacht , spy on designer Valentino for the morning cappuccino. Or see Lenny Kravitz make a quick set at a nightclub.
There are miles of hiking trails and walkways on Capri. Pizzolungo is a series of steps, a wooded trail and a paved trail that takes you through an ancient forest grotto, past the modern architectural miracle of Casa Malaparte to a breathtaking view of the sea and Faraglioni . An ideal journey that you can end while admiring the sunset from the lighthouse. If you prefer to climb the stairs, you can climb the 921 steps of the Phoenician stone staircase that connects Anacapri with Marina Grande.
The only way to get to Capri is by sea. Ferries depart from Naples and Sorrento; in summer there are also routes from Positano, Amalfi, Salerno and Ischia.