Capri, Italy

Capri is an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula. On the south side of the Gulf of Naples, it has been a celebrated beauty spot and resort since the time of the Roman Republic.

Capri is served by frequent ferry and hydrofoil service to Naples and Sorrento, as well as many other boat services to the ports of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Boats call at Marina Grande, from where you can take the Funicular up to the village of Capri.

Heavily geared to tourism, prepare to face piles of tasteless tourist tat found in every shop. Despite this, Capri is fantastically beautiful with luxuriant vegetation, narrow streets, caves and small coves opening onto crystal clear sea.

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6 Sep 2004 - Capri, Italy

A stay in the Bay of Naples will more than likely mean a stay in beautiful Sorrento. If that's the case then a day trip to Capri is all you will need to explore this tiny island. At 6km long and 2.7km wide it can easily be done in a day. The two main towns of Capri and Anacapri have to be visited and this was done easily by using the regular bus service. Anacapri also affords a chair life to the highest peak on the island which at 589m gives great views for miles around.
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Capri - On the bus to Capri from Marina Grande

Capri - On the bus to Capri from Marina Grande

A bus from Marina Grande is the best way to get to Capri town. Buses are regular and are the best way around the island. Don't knock getting around on foot though so you can really take in your surroundings on the way down to the sea and a pebbly beach.
Capri - View over Marina Grande

Capri - View over Marina Grande

All hydrofoils and ferries arrive at Marina Grande which in effect is an extension of Capri town. Buses connect the port with the towns of Capri and Anacapri or get to Capri town via a twisting 2.25km uphill walk.

Mainland Italy can be seen in the distance, about 5km away.
Capri - View of the Italian mainland

Capri - View of the Italian mainland

The other side of the island, again looking towards the Italian mainland. I can't remember what these coastal structures are called but they appear on many of the postcards you can buy on the island.
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