Out to sea, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida are between them, the best-known group of Italian islands. Each is distinctly different from the others.
Capri is a place of legend, a playground of the super rich, and today the principal destination of day-trippers from the mainland.
Steep cliffs, amazing views, elegant villas, Capri is the most loved island by the elegant plus cosmopolitan public. It is about 17 miles from Naples and less than 35 miles from Punta Campinella the point of the Sorrento peninsula. Some history, but its most successful period was that of the Roman emperors, Augustus and Tiberius, who built sumptuous villas and baths here.
The island is surrounded by a deep sea due to the fracture that separated it, millions of years ago, from the peninsula of Sorrento. This is testified by the flora plus the calcareous rock that populated the continental Monti Lattari. There are two towns Capri and Anacapri and several hamlets. Towards the end of the 19th century the poet Kopisch and the fabulist Andersen gave loving description of Capri’s beauties. From that very moment the island began to attract all different type of tourist: Kings, archaeologist, writers, Zar Nicholas II, Emperor Francis Joseph, Queen Victoria of Sweden, Graham Green, Grace Fields, Axel Munthe.
For many Capri’s most famous sight is the Blue Grotto. It is 6Km long and 3Km wide and offers an incredible blue refraction experience. For other hiking and wander to more concealed places is a more fulfilling way to visit the island.
From its highest peak, Monte Solaro, 589 m. it is possible to enjoy a 360° view of the island.
The garden of Villa San Michele in Anacapri was awarded as one of the most beautiful parks in Italy. While from the Augustus's Gardens in Capri you can enjoy the best view over the historic hairpin turns of Via Krupp and the Faraglioni Rocks.
Events that take place on the island include the Patron Saints feasts in Capri S. Costanzo on 14th May and in Anacapri S. Antonio on 13th June. The Sunset Concerts take place at the Villa S. Michele in August.
Ferragosto feast, at the Marina Grande, music and food stands.
Settembrata Anacaprese, a cultural and gastronomic festival. Yet more entertainment is provided, numerous cultural events including jazz, classical and pop music concerts.