Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy.
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The main town and the island both share the name of Capri. It has been a resort for as far back as the Roman Republic.
Capri Webcam View from Hotel Caesar Augustus
Some of the main hotspots of the island include the Marina Piccola (a small harbor) the Marina Grande (the main harbor), the Belvedere of Tragara (a panoramic promenade lined with villas), the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea, the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas, and the vistas of various towns surrounding the Island of Capri (such as Ravello, Sorrento, Nerano, Naples and more).
The island looks as if it jumped straight out of a tourism magazine, beautiful beaches, clear, blue water, nicely shaped tall cliffs, and historic and classy Italian architecture. And many people, especially artists and different kinds of celebrities, have loved the destination as early as the 19th century.
Capri 4k Walking Tour
A book published in 1838 by the name of “Entdeckung der blauen Grotte auf der Insel Capri” has sparked a wide-spread interest in the island, mainly in European countries, like Germany, France, and England. The book focuses on one of the Carpi’s tourist attractions, the Blue Grotto.
Also known as the Grotta Azzurra, can be still be visited today – and it offers quite an experience. The famous Blue Grotto is a cave, that has a very fascinating feature. Once you enter the cave it might be hard to believe just how blue and bright the water inside of it looks.
The crystalline blue water with its silver reflections has produced thousands of photos that many people deem “photoshopped”, but it’s as real as it gets, and for just over $15 you are free to join a tour inside of the cave, with the best hours to visit being around noon, as the light illuminating the cave is the strongest during these hours.
Capri is quite special, no matter which corner of the island you feel gravitated towards, you are bound to have a wonderful time. If you’re on a romantic trip with a loved one, a day at the beach, followed by a romantic and traditional dinner overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean sea and maybe even a sunset viewing with a drink at the lighthouse.
The island is packed with things you want to see on a vacation and more so, everything on the list that makes Italy such a liked destination. If after a romantic evening you feel like tackling an adventure, Mount Solaro with take you right in.
Standing 589 meters above sea level, the mountain offers the best view of the island. To get there, you can either tackle the journey on foot or just simply enjoy the ride up with a chairlift, that departs from Piazza Vittoria and reachest the top of the mountain in around 12 minutes.
If you choose to take the climb to your own hands, it will be quite a steep climb, but with the route being quite popular and clear, there is nothing to worry about.
On foot, you are expected to reach the summit in around an hour. Once you’re on top and enjoying the amazing view, you have a second desition to make, do you grab the chairlift back down or do you hike back down, because if you choose the latter, you will come across an arrow indicating the Cetrella valley. Cetrella is famous for the Church of Santa Maria, which is a Franciscan chapel, dating from the Middle Ages.
It is named as the most otherwordly church of the island, surrounded by vegetation, with a statue of Madonna and an expected gorgeous view, it is a worthy spot to check on your trail back down the mountain.
The island of Capri is a top-class destination, ticking every box when it comes to an Italian getaway. With almost legendary waters and scenery, combined with the great Italian weather and heritage, you are bound to have an amazing time if you choose to visit this great island.
But if you feel like taking the dive is not for you just yet, feel free to take a look by using on the free webcams you can find on this site!