Capri - Gulf of Naples - Campania in Italy

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Map of Capri

Capri is located on the Gulf of Naples in the region Campania in Italy. The Island has an area of approximately 10.4 km² and is good 5 km from the Italian mainland away. The Isle of Capri consists of 2 towns with a population of about 7000 inhabitants and Anacapri with around 6000 inhabitants, both communities belong to the province of Naples (Napoli). The Island You can reach the island by Ferry which takes approx. 80 minutes or with a motorboat which takes approx. 45 minutes.

Foto von der Küste vor Capri

Besides the natural beauty and the beautiful coastlines, Capri has also some historical attractions to offer like the Villa Jovis (Country house of Jupiter). This Villa on the island was the choosen seat of government of the Roman Emperor Tiberius of 26 AD. The Villa Jovis is located at the northeast corner of the island and could at that time using a signal tower to contact the mainland.

Among the most famous sights of the island is the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) which is located at the northwest of Capri. By the German poet August Kopisch in the year 1826 rediscovered, this cave gets annualy an undimished flow of visitors. The Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra is 30 meters wide, 50 meters long and has a water depth of approximately 15 meters. The water in this cave is lit in a fantastic blue, because the light reflected from the seabed gets to the cave. There are 2 companies that offers tours to this grotto, one is the Gruppo Motoscafiusti and the Laser Capri. First you goes with a motoboat from Marina Grande up to the cave and then you must switch to a rowboat to get into the cave. A visit to the Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra costs about 16 to 19 Euros.

Coast near the Faraglioni

The Faraglioni on the photo (on the left side) are the symbol of Capri, this Faraglioni are up to 100 meter out of the water raising rocks. The Faraglioni aren't only on this island, you can find them also at the east coast of Sicily (Sicilia) in Aci Trezza.

A tour around the island will be offered by the two companies mentioned above.
An island tour with the motorboat will costs from 11 to 13 euros per person.

Capri is a popular holiday destination which has for all types of holidays something to offer. Nature lovers, hikers, mountain biking, trekking fans, sailing enthusiasts and divers will come to their cost. Island tours and excursions by boat are also offered.



The Piazzetta auch Piazza Umberto can be reached from the port of Marina Grande by cable car. At the Piazzetta can be found a small shopping street at which pretty much every tourist will pass. Accordingly the prices in the Jet Set cafes and the shops are very high.




The island offers all kind of Accommodation facilities and what your heart desires or wallet allows. There are hotels from 2 stars up to 5 stars, with most hotels with at least 3 stars. Among the 5-star hotels are the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, Grand Hotel Quisisana, JW Marriott Capri Tibero Palace Resort & Spa. or the Caesar Augustus. Favorable overnight oppotunities are found in the slighty higher located Anacapri. Apartments and cottages can also be rented here, however, you've to make sure to book in time, because the demand during the summer months (June, July, August, September) is greater than supply. The prices fof cottages and apartments are also correspondingly expensive. 1000 to 2000 euros per week are required for a holiday home at these prices.




Important: It is forbidden to visit Capri by car or motorcycle unless you posses a property or you are resident citizen. Violations will be punished with hefty fines. There are small holiday buses which offer island journeys for 1.30 euro.




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