Capri

Travel Guide
Capri showing a coastal town, rugged coastline and swimming
Overflowing with glamor, glitz, millennia of history and many other appealing features, this is one of the world’s most iconic vacation destinations.

Capri starts at the ferry dock, where open-top limousines wait to take you up the steep hillside to the town. Capri Town itself is awash in luxury stores and restaurants populated with impeccably dressed patrons. Explore imperial Roman villas, gardens and nature trails that take full advantage of the island’s natural splendor.

At Marina Grande take a limousine or the funicular up to Capri Town. Drop off your bags and head back out to the villas, which grow increasingly crowded as the day goes on. Start at Villa Jovis, the largest of the villas of Roman Emperor Tiberius, perched on top of cliffs said to be where he pushed off people who displeased him. Explore the incredible curiosity collections at the Villa San Michele, built in the 1920s by an eccentric Swedish doctor.

Additional impressive architecture is displayed at the Villa Lysis. See the stunning mosaic floor of Chiesa di San Michele in Anacapri.

Enjoy nature in the famous Blue Grotto and the neighboring, less crowded, Green Grotto. Ride the funicular to the top of Mount Solaro for views of Naples and Vesuvius. As the evening sets in, relax in the Piazzetta with a glass of sparkling wine and one of the island’s Caprese salads to watch the nighttime splendor of the island.

Capri has been a vacation destination for centuries, so it has well-developed infrastructure for accessing the island and getting around. Take a ferry or a hydrofoil from Naples or Sorrento. The ferry ride is about 1.5 hours, and the hydrofoil takes about 45 minutes. Funiculars connect the Marina Grande, the main ferry dock, to Capri Town itself. Regular bus services connect Capri and Anacapri. Use the taxis always available on the streets.

Especially in summer, Capri can get extremely hot, so bring adequate water and sun protection for any outdoor excursions.

Though surrounded by water, Capri has few beaches, so bathe at the Bagni di Tiberio, amid the ruins of an ancient villa.

Where to stay in Capri

Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Prov. Marina Grande, 284, Capri, NA, 80073
The price is $425 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Capri. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (680 reviews)
"Great location, any kind of transportation right next to the hotel doors. Hotel manager, Antonio was super helpful with recommendations how to spend a quality time on the island. Great restaurant on the top floor with amazing view at the Marina Grande."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
Villa Marina Capri Hotel & Spa
Villa Marina Capri Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Via Provinciale Marina Grande 191, Capri, NA, 80073
The price is $930 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Capri. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (164 reviews)
"The staff at villa Marina were amazing!! Always making sure our needs were met and surpassed all of our expectations. Would stay here again!"

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Villa Marina Capri Hotel & Spa
Hotel Mamela
Hotel Mamela
4 out of 5
Via Campo di Teste 8, Capri, 80073
The price is $529 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Capri. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (353 reviews)
"We loved it Great location Great room Amazing view"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Hotel Mamela
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Longano 37
Longano 37
37 Via Longano, Capri, 80076
The price is $352 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Capri. Enjoy a flat-screen TV, a kitchen, and an in-room coffeemaker. Popular attractions Marina Grande and Piazzetta ...
Longano 37
L'Abate Luxury Apartment
L'Abate Luxury Apartment
16 Via l'Abate, Capri, 80076
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Capri. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Marina Grande and Ignazio Cerio ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Love this property, right in the heart of the main area, easily accessible to walk to most places. Would absolutely recommend."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

L'Abate Luxury Apartment
LHP Suite Villa La Giara
LHP Suite Villa La Giara
Via Marina Piccola, 96, Capri, Napoli, 80076
Stay at this business-friendly villa in Capri. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and room service. Popular attractions Marina Grande and Torre Saracena are ...
1/5 (1 review)
Dont stay here!
"Terrible. Photos are entirely misleading. No access to the facilities advertised. Communication was terrible, from arrival to departure. Breakfast was 1 small slice of toast per person. The shower didn't work on the first day (of 2 days), and the water smelled like sewage. Way overpriced compared ..."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

LHP Suite Villa La Giara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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