ANACAPRI & CAPRI, ART AND THE JET SET
Culture & local gems, Less than 1 hour walking
Find out why such a small island has enchanted artists, aristocrats, revolutionaries and jet-setters. Here are a few clues: the colorful houses of Marina Grande, cliffs rising from the sea, the eclectic Villa San Michele house and museum and Piazza Umberto I with its outside tables, exclusive boutiques and fashionable establishments.
- Marina Grande
- Anacapri: Villa San Michele
- Capri: Piazza Umberto I
- Set off for Capri on the hydrofoil On arrival in Marina Grande, a minibus will take you up to Anacapri. There, 327 meters above sea level, in one of the most scenic spots on the island, you can visit Villa San Michele, built on the foundations of a Roman imperial villa.
- Why is it unmissable? Because of its priceless Greek and Roman archaeological finds: a copy of the head of Medusa that adorned the Temple of Venus in Rome, the marble bust of the Emperor Tiberius and the Egyptian sphinx. Do as legend says, rest your left hand upon the sphinx and make a wish as you look out to sea. It will come true! The villa garden is heavenly: camellias, hydrangeas, roses, pine and cypress trees overlooking the sea.
- And then there's Capri, the realm of the jet set. You can't not stop for a coffee break in the Piazzetta, officially Piazza Umberto I, but known to everyone as “the world's sitting room”, frequented by tourists and well-known entertainers, artists and politicians.
- Before you rejoin the ship, you simply can't say no to a spot of Made in Italy shopping among the luxury boutiques, handmade sandals, artisan perfumes, designer shops and bottles of limoncello.
Good to know
- This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.
- The transfer by hydrofoil from the port to Capri takes approximately 45 minutes.
- Capri and Anacapri are reached by local minibus.
- Given the high season, lines and long waiting times are possible when traveling to the island of Capri.