Capri, Italy has always been one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Mediterranean, beloved by the international jet set and Hollywood celebrities.Surrounded by shimmering seas lapping stunning coves and beaches, Capri is as beautiful and glamorous as its famous visitors and inhabitants.
“Since the early 19th century, poets, artists, writers and socialites have been drawn to the island, including Brigitte Bardot, Sofia Loren and Jackie Onasis in the 1950’s.”
Most celebrities stay on their luxury yachts moored near the marinas. They stay on board all day to avoid the tourist crowds and disembark on the island only in the evening to dine at one of the island’s restaurants or spend the evening at one of the many stylish bars and clubs.
“Summer playground of the world’s rich and famous.”
Make sure you spent a night at J.K. Place
Sophistication redefined, J.K. Place Capri is located on a cliff above the Marina Grande with a panoramic view over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. This amazing hotel is well worth a visit. Read more about this small private luxury resort, where you feel at home right away: JK place, Capri. Sleeping like Beyoncé in discrete elegance. (Coming soon!)
“Discrete stylish Italian elegance combined with the best panoramic view over the Mediterranean Sea.”
Dining in Al Grottino
Al Grottino is one of the most romantic restaurants in Europe, positioned right in the heart of the historic centre of Capri. Simply cooked, same-day-fresh ingredients, result in fabulous Mediterranean food. You will taste the difference from any other restaurant, simply because of the same-day-fresh ingredients.
“You haven’t really seen Capri until you’ve seen Capri by sea.”
Rent a scooter
Best thing to see all beautiful spots on Capri is to rent a scooter. It’s not very dangerous as there are mainly no cars allowed on the Island.
Even better, rent a boat/yacht.
No visit to Capri is complete without a tour around the island by sea, skirting the dramatically craggy coastline and taking in the shimmering caves and hidden coves.Pass by Grotta Azzurra
Hop aboard, layback and let yourself be carried through a tiny stone portal to another world. Inside pass from complete darkness into a sparkling cavern, lit by azure blue light while the sounds of ancient Neapolitan song echo along the stonewalls. No doubt the Blue Grotto is the greatest tourist attraction on the Isle of Capri, but it is above all a magic place.Don’t miss the Faraglioni Rocks
Three huge spears of rock rise up out of the sea, sculpted by the wind and water within meters of the island’s Southern coast. The rocks have each been given a name: the first, still attached to the land, is called Stella. The second, separated from the first block by a stretch of sea; Faraglione di Mezzo and the third is called Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo, meaning the head or promontory stretching into the sea.Best vieuw of Capri: Monte Solaro
Want to see Capri’s most beautiful panorama? Take the chairlift from Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri and go up to Monte Solaro which is 589 meters above sea level and the highest and most panoramic point on the island. The view extends across the whole of the island of Capri and the surrounding Bay of Naples. It’s also a perfect point to see the Faroglioni Rocks from above.
“The incomparable beauty of its rugged landscape, the crystal blue sea, the mildness of its climate and the luxuriance of its vegetation all contribute to its legendary fame”
Art of Villa San Michelle
Villa San Michele in Anacapri was the home of the Swedish writer and doctor Axel Munthe. Munthe first came to Capri in 1885 where he built his villa on the ruins of an ancient Chapel dedicated to San Michele. Nowadays it’s a museum with stunning gardens surrounding the Villa. Don’t forget to stop by the head of the stone sphinx to follow Caprese tradition and make a wish.
”My house must be open to the sun, to the wind, and the voice of the sea, just like a Greek temple, and light, light, light everywhere!” By Axel Munthe
If you want to buy somebody a gift truly encapsulating the spirit of Capri, there are two things to buy. One is Carthusia perfume. Carthusia is said to originate from a bouquet of wildflowers picked by a monk in 1380 on the Island of Capri. The current collection of Carthusia perfume is a revival of these ancient scents, rooted in the history of the island.
“The quintessence of La Dolce Vita, (sweet life) of the Capresi, is characterized so unforgettably in the Carthusia perfume.”
Drink and bring some Limoncello
This refreshing gift is a sweet and potent lemon liqueur fresh from the local Caprese groves and typical of the region. Helicopter transfers are available from Naples airport to Capri; try Elipartenope or Capri-Helicopters. If you want to share your opinion about Capri, or this article, maybe you have some tips? Leave a comment below:
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