Island of Capri, Italy and Famous Resort

Amalfi Coast Island of Capri, Italy and Famous Resort

Capri has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic and is normally familiar as a vacation destination for stars and the wealthy class. It is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania district of Southern Italy.

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Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic boulevard lined with villas, the granite crags called sea stacks that plan above the sea (the Faraglioni), Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Royally Roman villas.

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Capri is part of Campania County, district of Naples. The town of Capri is the main centre of inhabitants on the island. It has two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate community of Anacapri is situated high on the hills to the west.

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“Don’t make the mistake and settle for a day trip. You’ll only get an idea of the island that fills with hundreds of day-trippers wishing they would have booked a night or two. Stay, stray and let the mystic island pursue you with its grapefruit size lemons and flora directly out of the Garden of Eden.”

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Transportation

Capri is served by ferry or hydrofoil from Naples, Sorrento, Positano or Amalfi as well as by boat services from the ports of the Bay of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Naples is served by two ports, Mergellina and Molo Beverello. Molo Beverello has a higher incidence of departures and a larger selection of boats than Mergellina.

From Naples, the ferry takes 80 minutes, and the hydrofoil 40 minutes. From Sorrento, the ferry takes about 40 minutes while the hydrofoil takes about 20 minutes.

Boats call at Marina Grande, from where a funicular goes up to Capri town. From Anacapri town, a chair lift takes passengers to the top of the island.

Annual events

Capri Art Film Festival (every April since 2006)

Festival of San Costanzo (Capri patron saint) – May 14

Festival of Sant’Antonio (Anacapri patron saint) – June 13

Capri Tango Festival (every June since 2007)

International Folklore Festival (Anacapri) – August

Settembrata Anacaprese (Anacapri harvest festival) – September

Capri International Film Festival (every late December/early January since 1995)

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