Capri is famous for its wonderful natural beauty, deep-rooted history, mild climate and bright landscape. Inhabited since the Paleolithic era, when it was joined to the mainland, the island was first Greek and later Roman. Caesar Augustus visited it in 29 B.C. and was the first to build a villa here. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the island belonged to the Longobards, Normans, Anjouins, Aragonese and the Spanish. Following the rediscovery on the Blue Grotto in the 19th century, artists, intellectuals, writers, exiles, eccentrics and wealthy visitors chose it as residence, contributing to form the highly varied cosmopolitan international colony that has made the name of Capri famous throughout the world. Beaches are scattered around the island. There are only two towns - Capri, just above Marina Grande, and Anacapri, the higher town. Lemon trees, flowers, and birds are abundant. A stroll through its famous piazzetta is a must if you want to revel in the heart of this charming and mysterious place. The island is spectacular, with postcard-worthy soaring cliffs, surrounded by a deep-blue sea.
MUST SEE: The Blue Grotto, Grotta Azzurra: The most fascinating of the island's many caves. Refraction of sunlight into the cave makes an iridescent blue light in the water. The Blue Grotto has been known and used since prehistoric times. Stone artifacts were found inside the cave and it was a favorite pool of the Romans during the time Emperor Tiberius had his villas on the island. To enter the cave one takes a small rowboat from near the cave entrance.
Travel to Capri is only available by boat from Naples, Sorrento or Amalfi.