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The best things to do in Capri – Capri highlights and hidden gems
Explore pretty Anacapri town
Anacapri is the small town at the top of the island and a is a picture perfect place with immense charm.
You reach Anacapri with a bus ride along a vertigo inducing yet very scenic bus ride and as you arrive, you get off in a place that is light years away from the bustling atmosphere of Capri port.
Anacapri is a delight of small streets, pretty piazzas, hidden courtyards and has a relax and slow paced atmosphere.
The center of Anacapri is car free and a lovely place for a stroll.
Here you find several shops where you can buy the typical Capri sandals and you will spot many decorative tiles, which are one of the peculiarities of the island.
They are used for house numbers, local maps and just as decorations and they add to the quintessential Mediterranean charm of the place.
In Anacapri, you find some of the main island attractions. Not to be missed are:
Church of San Michele – this is a baroque church worth visiting for its absolutely incredible flooring.
The floor is entirely covered in tiles with elaborate depictions of the garden of eThe church is equipped with wooden boards to allow visiting without stepping onto the floor itself and there is also a small staircase that allows to see it in its entirety from above.
An absolute Capri must see, worth alone the climb up to Anacapri!
The red house – The Casa Rossa (red House) is, as the name suggest, a red house that ewas the home of American colonel John Clay McKowen and now hides a secret: inside, it contains treasures that were found in the Blue Grotto (technically, the Blue Grotto is in Anacapri)!
Villa San Michele – Villa San Michele is one of the most famous Capri attractions and a museum and garden worth seeing.
The Villa was home to Swedish Doctor Axel Munthe who built it so that it would ‘open to sun and wind and the voice of the sea, like a Greek temple, and light, light, light everywhere’ (quote)
The villa is stunning and has an award winning garden that should not be missed
Here, a long shaded patio covered in flowers leads you to several scenic view points from where you can views of the bay framed by pretty columns and finally opens up on a stunning terrace with views of the Gulf of Naples that are out of this world beautiful!
arthly delight by Leonardo Chiaiese.
Marvel at the magical Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra)
The blue grotto is maybe the most famous of all attractions on Capri Island and it is well worth a visit.
The grotto is called ‘blue’ because of a very peculiar light effect that means its water shine in deep blue hues and objects, if submerged, acquire a distincThe grotto is very popular and can only be visited joining a blue grotto tour. Private access is forbidden at all times and so is swimming.t silver color!
Catch the views from Monte Solaro
One of the most beautiful things to do in Capri is to catch views from the high viewpoints in the island and the highest of all is the top of Monte See Capri’s Faraglioni
I faraglioni are the three tall rocks that define the coastal skyline of Capri, maybe the most distinctive and recognizable landmark in the island.
The faraglioni are in the middle of the sea and the best way to see them is wither from the one of the viewpoints on Capri island or by catching a boat
solaro, which you can reach by chairlift from Anacapri.
The best views of faraglioni are from:
Giardini di Augusto
Belvedere di Tragara
Visit Capri’s Certosa
Close to piazzetta, right in the center of Capri, your eye will be caught by the beautiful Certosa di San Giacomo a monastery dating back to the XIV century.
The old monastery is stunning and one of the most important ancient sites in Capri: like other places in the island what is special here is the mix between human presence and nature.
Tackle the Phenician steps
The Phoenician steps are a staircase connecting Capri to Anacapri.
The climb is rather steep and you need to be steady on your feet however, the views from here are beautiful and well worth the effort!
The views from here are, once again, wonderful and expansive.
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Capri has some wonderful beaches and clean waters and no trip to Capri would be complete without a visit to at least some of them.
Beaches in Capri are not sandy but pebbly and depending on which one you choose, you have easy and gently degrading access to the water or rocky seashore suitable for experience swimmers and divers.
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