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Capri: The Jewel of Southern Italy!

Updated: Feb 8

Now if you noticed from my previous posts about Positano and Amalfi Coast, you'll understand that we chose Positano as a base for our stay in the Campania region.

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The view from Monte Solaro

And the thing is we can't fly all this far to Naples and not visit the island of Capri. This jewel was a vacation gateway for the Roman Emperor Tiberius (who built his own villa "villa Jovis" which nowadays is considered one of the sightseeing). Capri is known for its rugged landscape, beautiful beach, luxurious hotels, and shopping from designer brands to local products.

How to get there:

To see everything on a day trip, catch the early ferry from Positano. You head to Positano port around 9 am. Two kiosks sell tickets. One sells private boat tours. The second one sells ferry tickets to Capri. The ferry leaves at 9:45 am and It's a short cruise that takes 25 minutes to get there and you return by 5 pm. That gives you a good seven hours on the island to see everything. Probably no time to sit and relax by the crystalline beach unless you skip something instead.

Marina Grande

What to do on the island of Capri

Marina Grande:

It's the port where you'll land from your boat ride. Being the only port on the island, it's jam-packed with tourists, commuters, and locals.

All boats from Positano, Naples, and Sorrento dock here. It's connected by buses and funicular to the rest of the island.

Capri Beach
Marina Piccola
Blue Grotto:

Upon arrival to Marina Grande, catch a boat to Blue Grotto. Whether you opt for a classic group tour or a private tour that includes stops to swim, it's a great way to enjoy the beauty of the island. Make sure you check the weather before. As if the tide is too high, the grotto might be closed.

Relax at the beach:

If your trip to Capri is mainly to sunbathe and relax at the beach, the most three beautiful beaches on the island are Marina Piccola, Bagne Di Tiberio Or Marina Grande.


If you skip Blue Grotto. Catch the funicular from Marina Grande to Capri town. Wander around this touristy town and enjoy the views from here. downhill to the right, there is the beautiful Garden of Augustus.

Check the galleries and the stores and stop for lunch in Al Grottino or Pullali. The ruins of Villa Jovis mentioned above, crown the peak on the left.

The view from Capri town


Catch the bus or a taxi from Capri town to Anacapri. The taxi ride is 20 Euro.

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Enjoying my taxi ride to Anacapri

Go to Via Orlandi which is the main street and check out the beautiful boutiques and stores that sell local products.

Villa San Michelle:
Villa San Michelle

The Villa San Michele was built about the end of the 19th century on the isle of Capri, Italy, by the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe. Walk the path from Piazza Victoria past the villa to a stunning viewpoint of Capri town.

Church of San Michelle:

Located on Piazza San Nicola and built-in 1719, it is octagonal and of Baroque style, San Michele Arcangelo is a Roman Catholic church located in Anacapri and of the most impressive ones in Campania.

Chairlift up to Monte Solaro:

At Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri, ride the chairlift to the peak of Monte Solaro and back if you don't want to hike back. Take in the views from the top and stop for a drink at "La Canzone del Cielo" café

How to get back to Marina Grande from Anacapri

By bus: Buses leaving Anacapri for Marina Grande can be packed. You can catch the bus from Piazza Della pace.

Hiking down:

A forty-minute downhill hike from Anacapri through lush vegetation and ever-changing views. We hiked down from Anacapri all the way down to Marina Grande. It was 921 Phoenician steps in total.

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One of the views while hiking down!

It's a good way to skip the bus lines and enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the island. It was so tiring but all worth it if you can do it of course. This is not recommended for people with knee problems or knee injuries.

Back to Marina Grande to catch the ferry at 5 pm to Positano and have one last dinner before leaving the Campania in the morning. The video below summarizes everything done for the day and detailed in this article.

Safe travels!

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