Capri captivates visitors with its rugged limestone cliffs, aquamarine coves and postcard-perfect villages. You can shop at artisan boutiques, sip espresso at al fresco cafes and dine at rustic restaurants, then venture off-the-beaten-track to discover ancient Roman ruins and picturesque coastal hiking trails.
Things to do in Capri
Capri has earned its reputation as a luxury travel destination, with a constellation of upscale hotels and restaurants to enjoy. Strolling around Capri Town, you’ll find a collection of high-end boutiques by international brands.
Laid-back Anacapri is filled with stores selling hand-stitched leather sandals, artisan perfume and one-of-a-kind jewellery. Wisteria and bougainvillea vines climb up the storefronts and add to the picture-perfect atmosphere. Duck into 12th-century Church of San Michele to admire the beautiful floor mosaics, then treat yourself to a scoop of authentic Italian gelato.
Capri is brimming with natural beauty and the Blue Grotto tends to steal the spotlight. Boat tours take you into the sea cave, which has an ethereal azure glow thanks to an underwater opening that allows sunlight to stream into the grotto.
Built during the Roman Empire, Villa Jovis recalls the island’s ancient past. The villa is perched high on a hillside and commands stunning views over the island. For more panoramic vistas, ride the chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro.
Food in Capri is heavily influenced by the sun-drenched climate and proximity to the ocean. Local menus feature delicacies such as “pezzogna” red sea bream, “totani” calamari and sauteed shrimp tossed in olive oil. Finish with a slice of “torta caprese” chocolate and almond cake served with a glass of limoncello on ice.
Getting around Capri
Capri Town and Anacapri are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Local buses run across the island and connect the main towns. Taxis and rental cars are a fast and comfortable way to get around or you can also rent motorised scooters.