The Island of Capri is one of those beautiful places which should be visited at least once in a lifetime. Situated in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this sunny island is considered a little paradise by a lot of tourists.
From spectacular landscapes and wonderful tourist attractions to its unique vibe, the Island of Capri is a real delight.
There are a lot of things you could do on this lovely island, but no matter what you choose to do there, make sure you take into account the following tips:
1.Establish a clear budget for this trip. Visited by a lot of famous people and blessed with many luxury shops, the Island of Capri is not considered a destination for all pockets. In case your budget doesn’t allow you to accommodate right on the island, you have the option to stay in the nearby towns such as Pompei, Sorrento or Naples. Leaving aside the fact that you will save some money, you will also have the opportunity to visit these interesting towns.
2.In case you decide to stay in the nearby towns I have already mentioned, you should know that it is very easy to get to the Island of Capri. You can take the ferry from Amalfi, Naples, Sorrento or Castellamare, which is a small village situated near Pompei. You can also travel by boat from the famous village of Positano.
3.The Island of Capri has a lot to offer and this is why you should take your time to enjoy it to the fullest. No matter how many days you will spend there, you should definitely not miss a few places. I am talking about La Piazzetta, Augusto Gardens and the Natural Arch, which are three of my favorite places. You should also explore the lovely Marina Grande Harbor and discover the lively atmosphere of the town of Capri.
4.The Island of Capri is also blessed with a few lovely beaches. The most famous ones are Marina Grande Beach and Marina Piccola Beach. Their sand or gravel is washed away by a warm greenish water which seems to urge the tourists to spend a couple of moments of rest and relaxation there.
5.During your stay in Capri you will have the chance to admire a lot of beautiful panoramas which will be a feast for your eyes. Three of them are in my opinion the most beautiful ones. The first panorama which can be enjoyed from La Piazzetta will definitely leave you speechless.
Another one is the spectacular panorama offered by the Faraglioni, which can be admired from Belvedere of Punta Cannone.
Last but not least, the lovely image of the Natural Arch which seems to merge with the sea will be a delight for your heart.
6.Make sure you start your trip early in the morning, in case you want to have enough time to admire the most beautiful places on the island. This small piece of land is often crowded with tourists who are eager to discover its beauty. Believe me you don’t even want to imagine how things get in the afternoon! At least you can enjoy some of the most beautiful places in the morning, when the island is less crowded and agitated.
7.Walking down the narrow streets of Capri will be a great experience. This way you will have the chance to discover the island step by step and also enjoy its unique vibe. Take a map from the info points because it will be easier to find your way on the island. You will also avoid losing yourself in the multitude of narrow mazy streets.
8.You should try the cableway which makes the connection between the harbor and the town of Capri. Even if it’s not a big distance between them, it will help you save a lot of energy and it will also be an interesting experience. The ticket price is really convenient and it costs up to two euros.
9.In case you have enough time to spend there, you should also visit the town of Anacapri which is situated on the other part of the island. I must confess that I didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy this part of the island, even if I wanted this very much. If I ever get the chance to return to Capri, the town of Anacapri will be one of my top priorities.
10.Rent a boat or choose to take a boat tour in case you want to enjoy spectacular views and to explore the famous grottoes of the Island of Capri. I would have liked to enjoy this type of experience, but unfortunately I didn’t have the chance because all the boat tours were canceled due to bad weather conditions.
All things considered, I had a great experience on the Island of Capri and I advise you to plan a trip there in case you are going to visit this part of Italy.