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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

Hotel Weber Ambassador
Hotel Weber Ambassador
4 out of 5
Via Marina Piccola 118, Capri, NA
The price is $254 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Capri, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping center and within a 15-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina ...
4.2/5Excellent! (965 reviews)
"Great location, great service!"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

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Hotel Mamela
Hotel Mamela
4 out of 5
Via Campo di Teste 8, Capri
The price is $373 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in the heart of Capri, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charterhouse of St. Giacomo, Gardens of Augustus, and Piazzetta di Capri. Belvedere Tragara ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (281 reviews)
"Lovely setting with marvellous views. Was upgraded upon checking in due to availability, which was nice. Would almost certainly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

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Hotel Villa Brunella
Hotel Villa Brunella
4 out of 5
Via Tragara 24, Capri, NA
The price is $313 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Faraglioni Rocks. Piazzetta di Capri and Marina Grande are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (130 reviews)
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"We had a nice stay at Brunella, food ok but not exceptional. We would return over a better room being available with terrace as this was the exceptional part of our trip (rm 42); thanks to Luigi’s friend at the poolside for amazing attention to customer service!"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Hotel Villa Brunella
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.
Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
Via Marina Grande 178, Capri, Città Metropolitana di Napoli
The price is $307 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
This family-friendly Capri apartment building is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Marina Grande. Piazzetta di Capri ...
5/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"We stayed at this property in June of 2021, and we loved it. The property is located close to the marina, and it is clean. We are a family of 4 and we had plenty of room. We loved sitting out on the upstairs deck each day/night. Great view!! The property is located directly across the street from ..."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
LHP Suite Villa La Giara
LHP Suite Villa La Giara
Via Marina Piccola, 96, Capri, Napoli
The price is $400 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
Situated in the historical district, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande and Villa San Michele ...
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
Villa Mariuccia Capri
Villa Mariuccia Capri
Via Tragara, 45, Capri, NA
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Faraglioni Rocks. Piazzetta di Capri and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"The location was amazing! The views of Marina Piccola were straight from a post card! Close to the center but far enough to feel like you’re in your own private oasis. Very clean and well kept! Nick was so accommodating and kind! We will definitely be back, next time with the whole family as there ..."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Villa Mariuccia Capri
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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