Giving an only definition of Capri is impossible.

The island of Capri, of calcareous origin, mild and lush, has seen during the time numerous intellectuals, artists and writers, all enchanted by its magic beauty.

The mix of history, nature, society life, culture, events and all has always represented this island have contributed to give birth to the myth of Capri, which since always makes this place enchanting and unique.

Many are the places of Capri, starting from the old town center.

Here you can admire two residential centers. The first has developed around the Big Houses after 1300, while the other, much less ancient, winds between the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Parish Church of Capri. Nevertheless, the place that attracts tourists from all over the world is the Piazzetta. Not casually called the Lounge of the World, Piazza Umberto I has become with the time one of the symbols of Capri, a meeting point around which all the life of the island rotates. It is impossible not to pass through it.

Another symbol place is the famous Path of Forts.

Set on the western coast of the island, this particular path winds along a way of rare beauty, characterized by the intense colors and perfumes of the Mediterranean scrub. The promontories and the bays frame the forts that give the name to this path, built during the Saracen incursions.

Famous are also the Gardens of Augustus and the Krupp path that takes its name from the steel entrepreneur that built it when bought the Fondo Certosa where part of the Gardens rise.

However, the naturalistic beauties of the place rule at the visitor’s eyes. The wonderful Belvedere Cannone, from where you can admire the Faraglioni, the Cliff of the Sirens, the Certosa, the Gardens of Augustus and the Cave of the Ferns. The Tragara, the evocative and panoramic street that leads to the Belvedere with the same name and the underlying Faraglioni and the Natural Arch Pizzolungo.

This ancient Arch is the surviving part of a big cave that went into the mountain. From there, it starts a staircase that goes forward into the underlying valley and that leads to the Cave of Matermania. Going beyond the cave, instead, you find an easy path, which winds along the precipices that coast the sea and leads to Pizzolungo Street and Villa Malaparte.

Going down towards the coast, there is Marina Piccola, southern dock of the island situated in an inlet at the bottom of Mount Solaro, while from Marina Grande you can leave to discover the island by sea.

Coasting the beach of Marina Grande and the Baths of Tiberius and passed Punta di Grandola, you arrive to the Blue Grotto.

Continuing the tour towards west, you go to Cala del Rio and Cala del Tombosiello. Then you arrive to the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, until meeting the Saints’ Grotto. From here, it is possible to glimpse the wonderful Red Grotto and Green Grotto. Continuing in the travel and passing Cala di Torre Saracena, you arrive to the Arsenal Grotto. Under the Certosa of Saint James instead, there is the Dark Grotto and more ahead, the grotto called Albergo dei Marinai (Sailors’ Hotel).

After Cala di Matermania, you arrive to the White Grotto and the Wonderful Grotto. Beyond Punta del Capo, instead, there is the Stack of the Ricotta and after Punta Fucile, you arrive to the Bove Marino Grotto. Finally, the latest inlet: Marina di Caterola.

  Gardens of Augustus, Capri.

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