Capri is an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula, situated 5 km from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, Italy. Located on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, it has been a celebrated beauty spot and resort since the time of the Roman Republic.
Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (Small Harbor), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas, the limestone masses that stand out of the sea (the Faraglioni), Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.
The central piazzetta of Capri, though preserving its modest village architecture, is lined with luxury boutiques, expensive restaurants, and paparazzi chasing celebrities. During summers, the island is heavily touristed, often by day trippers from Naples and Sorrento.
Things to See & Do
* Chairlift ride from Anacapri up Monte Salaro
* Blue Grotto
* Villa Jovis - residence of the Emperor Tiberius
* Rent a motor scooter to tour the island
* Central piazzetta of Capri
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Italian
Land Area - 4 km²
Population - 13,100 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - 010
Port Location - The village of Capri can be reached from the port by the Funicular, by bus and on foot.
Travel Links - Capri is served by frequent ferry and hydrofoil service to Naples and Sorrento, as well as many other boat services to the ports of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Boats call at Marina Grande, from where you can take the Funicular up to the village of Capri.