The history of Capri is linked to that of the Mediterranean Sea, to the populations that have passed through it and to that stretch of sea between Capo Miseno and Punta Campanella, which was the scene of great events and cultural exchanges.
This island has always been considered magical and suggestive, and one of its first historical admirers was the Roman Emperor Augustus, who in 29 BC. he dissolved her from the dependencies of Naples and started his private domain. His successor, Emperor Tiberius, even chose it as a retreat from the political life of Rome and had 12 villas built, including Villa Jovis in Capri and Villa Damecuta in Anacapri.
Are you on holiday in Sorrento or Naples and want to go to Capri for a day? Or are you on holiday in the Gulf of Naples and want to visit this beautiful island?
A great way to get a complete overview of Capri is to choose to take a complete tour of the island, passing through the Faraglioni or to limit yourself to the Blue Grotto, then move to Marina Grande, where you can take a bus and leave for Anacapri and get on the Monte Solaro. From the top of Monte Solaro you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples and Salerno. After a little ‘healthy contemplation you can go down with the chairlift or walk to the hermitage of Cetrella, and stop for lunch at one of the restaurants in Anacapri or have a quick snack and go straight to the Villa San Michele, the writer’s house-museum Swedish Axel Munthe, where there are archaeological finds collected by the doctor around the world and a terrace overlooking the infinite. Take a bus and get off at Capri. Here is a must stop for a coffee or a drink in the Piazzetta to relax. After the stop you can take a walk through Via Camerelle, the luxury shopping street where the most fashionable can look back with what is perhaps the street with the highest concentration of high fashion shops in the world. At the end of the road, continue along Via Tragara until reaching the spectacular lookout overlooking the Faraglioni.