Five must-see attractions on the Island of Capri
Capri is enthralling! It mixes the simplicity of a small town with the luxury of a destination very frequented by VIPs from all over the world! A simple walk in the center of Capri and you will understand a lot about this place that seems to have come out of a fairy tale book. If you only have one day in Capri be sure to discover the five must-see attractions on this charming island. Let’s get to our post of the day! Five must-see attractions on the Island of Capri. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
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There is a small island in the Mediterranean that we can also call nature’s work of art! Not even an hour’s boat ride from Naples, in the southern part of its gulf, makes the trip tiring. Capri is one of the most dreamed and appreciated tourist destinations in Italy and here, there are people from all over the world. Capri also served as a backdrop for painters and writers who, in poetry, managed to put into words the emotion that the island is able to provide to those who visit it. Also read How to get to Capri from Rome?
In ancient times of the Roman Empire, Capri was a popular destination, so much so that the Roman emperor Tiberius decided to spend part of his life there. However, the island gained its true fame in the middle of the 19th century, when Capri became a tourist area that, over the decades, has become one of the most sought after destinations on the planet and, certainly, and it’s not for nothing! Capri enchants! Period! Next, we will see five must-see points of this magical place! Also read Romantic Restaurants in Capri?
1) Five must-see attractions on the Island of Capri: PIAZZA UMBERTO I
The central Piazza Umberto I, also known as Piazzetta, is the heart of Capri. The square is like the island’s living room and is always crowded, both day and night. It is surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment, lots of entertainment! The square is where life in Capri takes place in a lively and carefree way, and it is there that we can understand how special this place is! It is an incredible place and is ideal for an aperitif while looking at the baroque dome of the Church of St Stephan. In a dominant position, Capri’s cathedral dates back to the 17th century and is also worth a visit. Find out where to eat well in Capri for a small fee.
2) Five must-see attractions on the Island of Capri: FARAGLIONI
The Faraglioni are another postcard of Capri and it is impossible to go to the Island and not stop to admire these natural sculptures! The so-called (and eternal) “guardians of the island” are the rocky peaks that rise from the most famous sea in the world. You can see them from the sea, on a beautiful boat trip, or from the top, from the Gardens of Augustus. If you prefer, you can go to the Punta Tragara belvedere.
Oh, the Fariglioni have names, did you know it? The biggest one, which is the one that joins the continent and is 109 meters high, is called Saetta; the one in the middle is called Stella and in it, there is a 60-meter long cavity; and the outer one is called Scopolo. In fact, there is also another one, the Monacone, named for the presence, until the first years of the 20th century, of the monk seal. Are you going to sleep in Capri? Then click here and see our tips!
3) Five must-see attractions on the Island of Capri: GARDENS OF AUGUSTUS
Speaking of Gardens of Augustus, this is another must-see destination in Capri. They were started by Friedrich Alfred Krupp, the German steel industrialist who, at the beginning of the 20th century, bought some properties on the island with the intention of building a house there. Until 1918, it was known as the Krupp Gardens, but after the First World War, they were renamed the Gardens of Augustus by the municipal administration, in honor of the first Roman emperor, who spent his free time there.
Specimens of Flora of Capri
The garden is a true botanical garden and houses several specimens of Capri’s flora, such as rare ornamental plants, as well as flowers, trees and shrubs. It offers us a very wide panorama and is associated with the main scenic beauty of Capri. From there, you have a 180 degree panoramic view of the island of Capri, with glimpses of Mount Solaro, the bay of Marina Piccola, Via Krupp and the faraglioni.
Tribute to Lenin
In the gardens there is also a monument in honor of Lenin, who lived in Capri in 1908. To get there, you need to take a small road called the Krupp Road. By the way, this road is a charm and also offers us a beautiful view of Capri and its turquoise sea! It is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular roads in the world: its sharp curves, its panorama and its final destination is the perfect combination of beauty, charm and magic!
4) Five must-see attractions on the Island of Capri: GROTTA AZZURA
Framed by an impressive sea, we find the Grotta Azzurra. It is simply impossible to describe the beauty of this place in words! The Blue Grotto, known as Gradola by the locals, was abandoned and feared by sailors due to local legends of spirits and demons that inhabited the cave, but in 1826, the cave was ‘rediscovered’ and today it is the most famous cave in Capri. How about a boat trip on Capri? Click here to learn more!
The cave has a natural cavity 60 meters long and 25 meters wide, that can only be accessed by boats. You can come in to admire its blue reflections that, believe me, look like lights, such perfection. The sunlight and the incredible transparency of the waters create the reflections! A fantastic landscape that you NEED to visit! It will surely make your list of ‘most beautiful things I’ve ever seen’!
5) Five must-see attractions on the Island of Capri: ANACAPRI
Capri is split in two. The second part of the island, at the top, is Anacapri. The charming fishing village of Anacapri is literally immersed in the labyrinth of alleys that lead to the characteristic and colorful façades of the anglers’ houses. Anacapri is among the most fascinating places in Italy, the village reached its peak in the 19th and 20th centuries, when it became a coveted “retreat” for artists from all over Europe who came here in search of inspiration.
Via Orlandi, lined with numerous craft shops, is where the famous caprese sandals are made. There the sandals (beautiful!) Are made by hand and you can choose all the details of your footwear: natural stones, brilliant, colored threads, light or dark base… it is fully handmade and you can let your creativity travel when it’s time choose how you want your model! Quite a memory, isn’t it? 🙂
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