Magical place of the island of the sirens bewitches visitors since the time of the Roman emperor Tiberius. To visit it you have to get on small and traditional rowing boats and once inside you will be suddenly overwhelmed by the blue color of the water that is illuminated by the sunlight outside the cave. There are two ways to reach the Blue Grotto: by sea, with the services offered by the boatmen on the Port of Marina Grande or by land by cab or public transport.
Landing place and seaside resort in the municipality of Anacapri located south-west of the island on the Limmo peninsula, the Lighthouse, built more than a century ago, is the second in Italy for size and power after that of Genoa. A fantastic inlet where the sea is crystal clear and immediately reaches considerable depths.
you cannot reach this place and not sit until sunset sitting to sip an aperitif, when the sun slowly touches the horizon and leaves the island of Ischia right in front of it in the dim light.
Surrounded by a verdant park in which architecture, art and nature come together harmoniously Villa San Michele was the home of the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe. Built on the ruins of an ancient chapel dedicated to the saint, today it belongs to the Axel Munthe Foundation. A favorite destination for groups of tourists who flock to the island in spring and summer, an essential stop for Swedes who pay homage to their compatriot, the villa is a treasure trove of ancient artifacts and one of the most beautiful balconies overlooking the sea of the island.
The “stairway to heaven” is the chairlift which connects Anacapri to Monte Solaro, a little gem which is almost seventy years old. Perhaps less well known than Capri’s famous funicular railway which leads up to the Piazzetta, it is certainly no less of an experience.
On the wooden seats of the chairlift, travelers from all over the world reach Monte Solaro through a breathtaking ascent of about thirteen minutes where the slow pace of the ride allows you to feel lulled and suspended between sky and sea. An experience destined to remain indelible.
Among the white houses and the characteristic stores, suddenly appears a building with a bright vermilion color, which stands out among the simple forms of architecture of Capri for its imaginative and strange decorations. It is the Casa Rossa (Red House), a museum rich in history and a typical example of a house-museum in eclectic style, according to an aesthetic in vogue at the end of the 19th century. Built between 1876 and 1898 by the American colonel J.C. MacKowen, who collected his collection of archaeological finds of different origins.
On the highest peak of the island hides a corner of paradise. Monte Solaro is a corner of paradise far removed from the limelight and the clamor of Capri’s Piazzetta, from which to enjoy one of the island’s most beautiful panoramas. It can be reached by chairlift from Anacapri or along the path which leads to the nearby valley of Cetrella.
Here, the view is limitless: below the island of Capri, in front of Vesuvius, the Bay of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the distance the mountains of Calabria, the Apennines and the Amalfi Coast with the islets of the Galli.
At the highest point of the blue island, immersed in the green of this beautiful valley Cetrella is the ideal stop for connoisseurs and nature lovers. You can reach it by chairlift arriving at Monte Solaro, and then go down a path in the woods, or walk along via Capodimonte, and go up a beautiful little road surrounded by greenery. The nearby “hermitage of Cetrella” consists of a small church, the bell tower and the sacristy with the low dome added in the seventeenth century. Here lived hermits, belonging to the Franciscan and Dominican orders, who made it a place of spiritual retreat. A magical place to perceive the most authentic nature of Capri.