"Capri - Garden of Eden" Top 5 Page for this destination Capri by Willettsworld

Capri Travel Guide: 304 reviews and 936 photos

Capri is a beautiful picturesque escape from mainland Italy that has endured emperors and tourists to visit over thousands of years. It's popularity is extreme due to what it has to offer and that is it's rural charm, slow pace of life and memorable views. Capri has constant sunshine and enjoys it's well deserved reputation as a Garden of Eden.

Capri Town and Anacapri

Capri town is the main settlement on the island and is reachable via a funicular railway that runs from the dock in Marina Grande. The town's main square, Piazza Umberto, is a busy central area that contains a few shops, cafes and restaurants and is where the funicular railway terminates. Surrounding the square are the ''Torre dell'Orologio'', or Clock Tower and the islands main church - San Stefano.

Anacapri is the islands second largest settlement and lies a couple of miles west of Capri town. Anacapri offers visitors many art and craft shops and also the chance to enjoy a trip on a chair lift up to the summit of Mount Solaro.

Views from Mount Solaro

Mount Solaro is the islands highest point at 589m. From here you get spectacular 360 degree views of the island and the surrounding sea.

  • Last visit to Capri: May 2005
  • Intro Written Aug 7, 2005
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    WE hope enough time is left to get there one day. So many nice islands off the coast. YOu did a nice job of showing the scenery form the top and Mount Solaro looks wonderful

  • Sep 28, 2006 at 12:45 PM

    my husband and I found the chair lift quite scary and he fell getting on and off each end. Visitors should be warned they have to be pretty nimble getting off without mishap and maybe those over 65 should not try it!

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