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Tips for a short visit to the capri island

Visit Capri Island in one day

One of the most fascinating islands in the world Capri is a small paradise on heart that stands among the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the middle of the Gulf of Naples.

The island is easily reachable due to hydrofoils and ferries that daily depart from Sorrento and Naples ports and allowing you to organize short day trips to visit it.

Always a symbol of elegance and charm, Capri Island hides incredible natural, artistic and historical beauties. In this article we give you some tips on what to see in a single day on the "blue island".

1. Admire the Faraglioni of Capri

Faraglioni Capri

Along with the island, Faraglioni is one of Capri's main attractions.

The three large rocky cliffs that are nestled in the sea, not far from the island, represent a spectacular sight to admire.

The tallest of the three are 109 meters high and represent the ideal and unique habitat of the blue lizard.

You can approach the Faraglioni to make a dip in the crystal clear waters where they are dived, due to the various boat excursions that take off from the neighboring seaside ports daily.

2. The unique spectacle of the Blue Grotto

Grotta Azzurra Capri

When visiting Capri you can not miss the opportunity to enter another distinctive island symbol such as the Blue Grotto that takes its name from the incredible blue color of its waters. The Grotto opens to its guests by a partially submerged opening from which the light filters for create this fascinating natural effect.

If you are convinced and want to visit the Blue Grotto, you must know that you can only enter on board of a small boats on which passengers will have to flatten on the bottom, because of the unusually high ceiling, height only a meter.

It is forbidden to dive into the Grotto and to be able to reach it in another way, even swimming.

3. Observe the natural beauty of the island from Mount Solaro

Vista dal Monte Solaro

The highest peak on the island of Capri is the Mount Solaro a perfect place to visit for nature lovers.

From its summit you can admire the beautiful natural landscapes of the Gulf of Naples as well as observe various species of plants and animals that make up the varied fauna and flora of the Mediterranean scrub that colors the Mount.

In addition, the remains of the Barbarossa Castle are still visible as well as the Hermitage of Santa Maria in Cetrella.

4. Visit Villa Jovis

Villa Jovis

During your visit of Capri, we suggest you to visit the most impressive villa of the island; built by the Roman emperor Tiberius, located on the famous Tiberius Mountain, also known as the "Jump of Tiberius" that is a precipice overlooking the sea from which, like narratives tells, the emperor throw down his slaves.

Today it's possible to visit its ruins that cover 7 km of extension, but history describes it as an incredible work in which the emperor spent 12 years lof his life, administering the whole empire from the "Blue island".

From the various areas of the villa you can admire the panorama of Naples, Sorrento Peninsula, Ischia and Procida, the other two islands just north of Capri.

5. Have a coffee and shopping in the Main Piazzetta

Piazzetta Capri

The heart of Capri, the central square of the Island, is a perfect place to sip a coffee or a drink in total relax in one of the many bars that there are in the Square and admire the panorama of the Naples Gulf from the nearby terrace.

A center also of the whole world life of Capri, starting from here you can go to discover the most chic streets of the island where there are souvenir and clothing boutiques and shops of the most important international brands.

6. A dip between the crystal clear waters of the island

Mare cristallino Capri

In your one day tour in Capri, it is inevitable to dive into the crystal clear waters of the island by choosing one of the beaches on its various sides.

The most famous beach is that of Marina Grande, the largest island of the island which is just a short walk away from the harbor. Despite the nearness to the island's port, the waters preserves it's clear and marvelous. The most striking is the beach of Marina Piccola, which in its small rocky bay directly overlooks the Faraglioni and is protected behind from the Mount Solaro. It turns out to be more ventilated and perfect for a day to the sea.

The farthest beach of the island, the beach of Punta Carena in the Faro area, is the most suitable place to dive between the crystal clear waters of Capri in total relax away from the confusion of the main tourist centers of the island.

It should be remembered that in Capri you will not be able to admire large and long beaches, but coves and small rocky settlements often reachable on foot with paths immersed in unspoiled nature.

7. High altitude adventure between the Funicular and Capri Chairlift

Seggiovia

A special and characteristic way you can use to reach the main points of the island of Capri are: the funicular and the chair lift. The funicular linking the harbor with the main square, climbing between the vegetation and the various characteristic crops of the area, allowing a fantastic view of the Gulf of Naples and the island profile.

The chair lift, which we recommend you take to admire from a particular perspective and a unique panorama; Connects Anacapri, the top side of the island, to Mount Solaro.

During the journey, you will admire an incredible and colorful landscape, between the details of Naples that you can admire on the horizon, the Sorrento Peninsula with its coast not far from Capri and the islands of Ischia and Procida which as Capri are immersed as jewels in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

8. Discover the beauties of Capri with a boat tour

Tour in barca

One of the options you have to visit Capri is to choose one of the many private or semi-private boat tours that depart from Sorrento daily to the beauty of the "Blue Island".

With this choice you will have the chance to discover Capri in total relax, on traditional  "Gozzo Sorrentino" a typical and elegant wooden boats, where you will be able to spend some hours of tranquility between a dip in the Gulf waters and leisure on the Island.

 

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