Top attractions in Capri
The Island of Capri is a paradise in vibrant color. You'll find beautiful blues in the grottos on the coast and luscious red in your Caprese salad at lunch.
A wonder to behold, the Blue Grotto is a cave that is lit with surreal blue light. Take a boat ride into the grotto and immerse yourself in the depths of Capri's Blue Grotto.
Stop by Villa San Michele to take in a view of Capri over 300 meters above sea level. When you're done looking at the awe-inspiring view, take a tour of the gardens. You'll find relics from Egypt and many other classical antiquities as you make your way around the villa.
Enjoy the remarkable natural beauty of Faraglioni when you visit Capri. The oceanic rock formation is formed by erosion from the salty waves, creating a picturesque landscape.
Lose yourself amid the beautiful marble slabs and seemingly endless corridors, and follow the footsteps of Emperor Tiberius--Villa Jovis is one of his former residences. Fit for an emperor, the villa is impressive inside and out. Note that Villa Jovis is closed to the public on Tuesday.
Via Krupp is rumored to have been commissioned by a businessman who wanted an easier commute to his favorite watering hole in a nearby grotto. Via Krupp is occasionally closed due to avalanches, so be sure to check before heading towards this historic footpath.
Monte Solaro was once a favorite spot for local artists, who were inspired by the natural romance of the mountaintop. Find tranquility and creative inspiration on Monte Solaro and be sure to pay a visit to the statue of Emperor Augustus while you're up there.
This 19th century lighthouse sits on a rocky bay favored by locals and visitors alike. You'll see a light flash every three seconds--after all, the lighthouse is still functioning.
Active minds will appreciate the many quotations dispersed throughout Capri Philosophical Park. At the turn of the century, the Adler-Karlsson family created the park to pay homage to 60 Western philosophers.
Achieve your dream of visiting a cave that once housed Neolithic men and see Grotto delle Felci while you stay in Capri. While at this grotto, take a moment to appreciate the plethora of archaeological findings--hundreds have been unearthed over the years.
The center of Capri is best seen on foot. As you leave the city center, we recommend taking one of many local buses. Please note, from mid-March to November, only local residents may drive within Capri so if you bring your own car you'll have to leave it at a port just outside Capri.
While you're in Capri make sure you try a Caprese salad! Heavy hitters in Capri include fish and fresh vegetables served with lots of olive oil. If you're feeling adventurous--try some squid! It is considered to be a local fare.
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- Weather-wise, Capri is never colder than around 60 degrees year-round, and the weather is fairly pleasant from April to November. The best time to go to Capri is the summer when temperatures are in a comfortable range of 70 to 95 degrees.
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What people are saying about Capri
The service from the meet & greet staff and family was so warm even though we literally saw them only for the short time it takes to drive us to and from the hotel and during the wait for the boat at the marina. Looking at the boats that the family-owned company operates, we were a teeny weeny bit jealous that we weren't actually on one but we did book for a terribly small number of people (just the two of us) and rather last minute (the day before) and yet, they came up trumps and supllied us a good captain and a pretty good boat if a little smaller than their usual. The Captain was really informative about all the sights we went to see even though we could see he struggled a little on some of the translation. He made good recommendations and changes in the itinerary in view of the timing that we had. Would definitely sail with Restart again (and with a larger group) next time!
We got picked up from our hotel promptly on the day (got a confirmation e-mail the day before) and driven to Marina Grande, where we got checked in and boarded our boat - 18 footer. It was 12 of us altogether. Our skipper Marino was great and provided commentary throughout the trip which started with a visit to Grotta Azura where we had to wait for a bout 30-40 minutes because of congestion, but it was an amazing experience once we got inside the cave. Then we got to Capri for 3.5 of sightseeing (company can arrange transport for those who wish). In the afternoon we completed our tour around the island and saw the ret of the grottoes, swam in the crystal waters, and enjoyed complimentary drinks (soft+beer), snacks, champagne and limoncello, before returning to Sorrento. They also provide towels and packed lunch (tomato and mozzarella ciabatta). A most enjoyable trip.
Capri was very crowded, but it was August; go in a less busy period for a more relaxing visit. If you use the clair lift be aware that you need to be quick getting on and very quick jumping off, so if mobility is an issue chose something else as the guys "assisting" you can't wait - maybe if the lift was slowed down a little it might be easier. We took the round the island boat tour as an added option (available on the island) and it was a wow experience. Our guide, Lea, was well informed and extremely helpful, and the lunch provided was good (drinks extra). If you are lucky enuogh to have Lea as your guide you are guaranteed to make the most of your visit to this beautiful island.
We had a great time on board! The 7h boat trip was worth the money. Our captain stopped everywhere our group wanted to take a swim in the ocean. He explained neither to much nor to less to the sights. There was snorkel equipment on board and the 3h stay at Capri have been perfect! The banana boat trip at the end was fun to! Only thing we did not enjoy and annoyed our group were the long waiting times for getting ready the boat or taking us back to the meeting points. In total we had to wait around 45min for something due to bad organisation. Also there were no snacks on Board beside one tiny sandwich. Never the less it was a great time and I can recommend that tour!
The boat tour was amazing, but our skipper did not seem very enthusiastic about the tour. He was a little bit rude and was not very engaging with all of us on the boat. The description said there would be snorkeling gear, but there were only 4 sets of goggles for 10 people. We had to ask to do the banana boat, it seemed like our skipper was just going to take us back to the dock and drop us off without the banana boat ride.