Place Detail

Capri

Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea nearby the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.

Some of the main features of the island include the following: the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas), the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea (the Faraglioni), the town of Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas and the lighthouse of Punta Carena.

Capri is part of the region of Campania, in the Province of Naples. The island has two harbours, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island which is accessible by ferry from Sorrento, Naples and the Amalfi Coast area). The separate comune of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west.