Capri Hotels & Holidays
Believed to be captivated under Circe's, goddess of magic, spell,...
Believed to be captivated under Circe's, goddess of magic, spell, this bewitching island is ideal as a romantic retreat. Its steep limestone cliffs jut majestically from the Gulf of Naples and tower over foam-covered rocks interspersed with luminous caverns. There are panoramic vistas at each and every turn and the island is a culinary treat with its host of eateries, including picturesque harbourside restaurants offering exquisitely prepared seafood.
Exploring the Island
The island of Capri is surrounded by crystal-clear blue seas and is home to flower-covered landscapes....
The island of Capri is surrounded by crystal-clear blue seas and is home to flower-covered landscapes. Visitors can explore the charming seaside Port of Marina Grande, home to Capri's fishermen, colourful houses and arguably the island?s loveliest beach. For most visitors, the Marina Grande will be their first sight of the island as they arrive by boat. Don't miss the island's other highlights, which include the Villas of Tiberius, Roman Emperor Tiberius's island retreat, the Charterhouse of St. Giacomo, a 14th-century structure built by Count Giacomo Arcucci of Capri, and the stunning panoramic Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp, which can be found adjacent to the Charterhouse of St. Giacomo.
Exploring Capri Town
Capri Town is home the famous piazzetta, which is the heart of this beautiful island. As...
Capri Town is home the famous piazzetta, which is the heart of this beautiful island. As evening approaches and day-trippers leave, order a refreshing drink from one of the bars and watch discerning visitors appear from the stylish boutiques that grace the town's cobbled streets.More Information Less Information
Capri's second town enjoys some of the most spectacular views across the Mediterranean. From its small...
Capri's second town enjoys some of the most spectacular views across the Mediterranean. From its small piazza, you can take a chairlift ride that will soar above the lush vegetation that has provided this island with the nickname 'Garden of Eden'.
Food and Wine
Local cuisine of the isle of Capri is based on fish and fresh vegetables. The most...
Local cuisine of the isle of Capri is based on fish and fresh vegetables. The most renowned dish in the area is the insalata caprese - the name refers to the island of Capri. The island's foods are simple, yet tasty, and often combined with the island's olive oil. Influences on the cuisine come from the Greeks to the Romans and the French to the Spanish. An island that originally dined on the leftover seafood from the markets, such as anchovies and squid, now enjoys a wealth (thanks to the long line of visitors) of lovely fresh dishes including stuffed calamari. Team this with a Capri Rosso (red wine) or the iconic Lacryma Christi wines (wine produced on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius).
The island of Capri has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic era, however it was when Caesar...
The island of Capri has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic era, however it was when Caesar Augustus visited in 29 BC that the first villa was built there. Augustus's successor, Tiberius, then lived on the island from 27 to 37 A.D and built a further 12 villas - villas that are visible to visitors today. Until 7th century A.D, Romans ruled the area, but after the western Roman Empire collapsed, it was raided by the Saracens and the years following saw the island dominated by the Longobards, Normans, Anjounins, Aragonese and the Spanish.
Popular Capri Hotels
- Chiesa di Santa Stefano
- Villa Jovis (Palazzo di Tiberio)
- The Blue Grotto
- Bagni Tiberio Beach
- Arco Naturale & Pizzolungo
Best Time To Go
Capri's season runs from April to October. Summer (June to August) is the busiest time for the island but even during these months the evenings are relatively quiet as most people are only visiting for the day. April, May, September and October are the best months to travel to avoid the worst of the crowds and still enjoy good weather and warm sea temperatures.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Capri.
The closest airport to Capri is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes from Capri via ferry (we recommend that flights into Naples arrive no later than 4pm and depart no earlier than 11.30am in order to catch the first/last ferry).
Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
From Our Experts
Avoid the crowds and bus queues and take a boat trip around the island instead. You'll sail past...
Avoid the crowds and bus queues and take a boat trip around the island instead. You'll sail past grottoes and rock formations, and get a glimpse of villas belonging to stars like Sofia Loren and Giorgio Armani. Trips are available at reasonable prices for small groups or not-so-reasonable prices if you're doing it in style and booking a private boat with a skipper.
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The Hotel Caesar Augustus enjoys one of the most spectacular views on the Isle of Capri, 1,000 feet...
The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa enjoys an idyllic location in bustling Anacapri, 300 metres above...