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Capri (October 12, 2009)

A full day tour to the famous Capri island: paths, beaches, Villa Jovis...

Capri


We spent the second day on Capri. It is a small island (6km long and 3km wide), situated in the gulf of Naples with beautiful villas and luxury hotels. This nice island has been an escape for the affluent for centuries. For about 2000 years, Capri has been a choice destination for many. In the first century AD Tiberius, the second Emperor of Rome, built the Villa Jovis where he resided for eleven years.

From the port of Capri we climbed by walk to the town of Capri, we went through alleyways and stairs. From the top (Piazza Umberto) we had a nice view of the Gulf of Naples; nonetheless the piazza was overcrowded. Then we left the centre and took the “Via Krupp” which leads to the south coast of the island. We stopped at “Scoglio delle Sirene” to have a swim and then to have lunch. As we were quite far from the town of Capri and it was not the high of the season there were only few people. It is a really nice place.
We went back to Capri centre by bus and then went to the east side of the island: “Via Tragara” and “Via Pizzolungo”. Along the way there are beautiful points of view, particularly at the natural arch. We ended the day in Capri by visiting the ruins of Villa Jovis (one of Tiberius’ residences).

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Via Krupp and the beach « Scoglio delle Sirene ».

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The Faraglioni.

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View from Piazza Umberto and the natural arch.

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Villa Jovis and view from Via Tragara.

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View of the Gulf of Naples from Sant'Agnello.

Information


  • It takes around 40 minutes to reach Capri by ferry from Sorrento. In October 2009 the return ticket cost 27€ (cash only).

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