"Capri" Marina Piccola Tip by eksvist

Marina Piccola, Capri: 9 reviews and 26 photos

  on the street of Capri
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  • on the street of Capri - Capri
      on the street of Capri
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  • View to the Marina Piccola - Capri
      View to the Marina Piccola
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  • The Gardens of Augustus - Capri
      The Gardens of Augustus
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  • view to the Via Krupp - Capri
      view to the Via Krupp
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  • view from Capri to the Faraglioni rocks - Capri
      view from Capri to the Faraglioni rocks
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What to see in Capri? Marina Piccola -Small Harbor, the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas, the limestone masses called Sea Stacks that stand out of the sea (the Faraglioni), the Blue Grotto - Grotta Azzurra and Augustus Gardens ...

The Gardens of Augustus are only few minutes walk from the Piazzetta, near the Via Krupp, the road which was the idea of A. F. Krupp, the German steel industrialist, who - for this end- purchased the "Fondo Certosa" (Certosa Estate), on a part of which rise the Gardens.
The road -today still closed to the public- was built in 1902 on a project by Emilio Mayer. It starts here and characteristically zig-zags its way to Marina Piccola. According to architect R. Pane, it proves "that even a road can be a work of art".
The charming and panoramic Via Tragara leads to a Belvedere bearing the same name and to the Faraglioni rocks lower down.

La Grotta Azzurra
A magic no word or image could ever describe. It is a 60 metre long, 25 metre wide cavity.
To get into it, you need to take one of the small rowing boats moored outside the cave. Since the opening is very narrow, you will have to lie on the bottom of the boat to get into the grotto (in case the sea grows rough, boat service is suspended). There is actually a bigger but completely submerged opening. This very underwater entrance allows the blue coloration of the water inside the grotto, due to a phenomenon of sunlight reflection. There is an almost surreal view in the inside, the transparency and the blue colour of the water give us the impression of navigating through a clear sky, and the boats seem to float on a fantastic universe.
It is the place, where we haven't time to visit in our trip to Capri but I want to go to there in future.

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  • Written Apr 29, 2008
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