The island of Capri lies off Italy's west coast, parallel to the
country's southern region of Campania and easily accessible by
Ferry from Sorrento. It is known for its wealthy and
famous visitors and residents, but that doesn't mean holidays here
will be out of your price range!
Capri is made up of two main towns, bustling Capri Town found on
the east side of the island and Anacapri, a quieter area located in
the hillside above the island's harbour.
Days in Capri Town are spent wandering amongst other holidaymakers
and locals along the narrow winding streets lined with expensive
shops, restaurants and galleries. The pace of life slows down
a lot once evening falls and day-trippers leave.
Sightseeing in Capri
If people watching isn't enough for you then you'll be glad to
know that a holiday to Capri is packed full of sights.
One of the most popular tourist attractions is the Grotta Azzurra,
Blue Grotto, mesmerising underwater caves that are reached via
Visit the Gardens of Augustus, built on top of the ruins of a
Roman villa that offer panoramic views across the Bay of
The 14th century St. Giacomo monastery is now being used as a
school and offers a fascinating glimpse into religious life
Exploring the island is a definite must. Simply follow one of the
many sign posted scenic walks, discovering Roman ruins and
breath-taking scenery along the way.
Nightlife in Capri
An evening on a Capri holiday isn't guaranteed to be cheap, but
it'll certainly be eventful. Action centres on The Piazzetta, a
pedestrianised square full of bars with views out towards the
highest peak in Capri - Monte Solaro. Once the location of Capri's
vegetable and fish markets, The Piazzetta is now the top place to
be seen once the sun's gone down. So after dining out at one of the
island's many eating establishments there to join locals for