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Capri tour ~ What to see in 1 day

By Rossella Gonnella

Practical Tips 🛥️ From Naples it is possible to reach Capri by hydrofoil, ferry or fast ship.  The duration varies from 50 minutes to 1h 30 m.  The cost ranges from € 15 to € 23 approximately.

Once you arrive in Marina Grande, you can buy tickets for the tour of the island by sea.  The complete tour passes through the Faraglioni and stops at the Blue Grotto. The entrance to the cave takes place with small boats that can accommodate up to 4 people.  Since the entrance is low, you have to lie down on the bottom of the boat to be able to enter inside.  In high season, the wait to enter can take up to an hour. Duration approximately 2 hours. Cost around € 18 The entrance ticket to the Grotto is paid separately about € 14.

Back in Marina Grande, take a bus to Anacapri.  In Piazza Vittoria there is the chairlift to go up to Monte Solaro, the “mountain of Capri”.  At the top you are immersed in a wonderful panorama over the gulf of Naples and Salerno. If you decide to go down on foot, not far from the summit is the area of ​​Cetrella, the name derives from a lemon-scented herb or from the goddess Venus Citerea.  Here is the hermitage of Santa Maria.  It is also possible to admire the ruins of the Castle of Barbarossa. The church and the castle are generally closed to the public I recommend you inquire before going up. Another wonderful place to admire is the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean. Chairlift duration 12 minutes Cost 11 € ar Descent on foot about 1 hour.

Back in Anacapri you can continue the visit to the villa of San Michele, built by a young doctor Axel Munthe. Here, there is a fantastic terrace overlooking the wonderful blue of the Gulf of Naples.  In the villa there are archaeological finds, fragments of sarcophagi, Roman floors, marble and columns. Museum of archaeological finds Admission € 7 approx.

From Anacapri take the bus to Capri. A fundamental stop is Piazza Umberto I. Here is the famous part of Capri, the Piazzetta, from here the main streets begin, the famous via caramella, the shopping street of Capri, continuing along via tragara you arrive at the famous and wonderful belvedere overlooking the Faraglioni. From Piazza Umberto I, in 45 minutes, you can climb Mount Tiberio to visit Villa Jovis, the main villa of Emperor Tiberius.  Admission € 6. Now you will be able to navigate to a beautiful park with free admission, Parco Astarita.  We conclude with a visit to Villa Lysis (Villa Fersen). Admission € 2.

The links Port of Marina grande Anacapri by bus Port of Marina Grande in the center of Capri funicular Departures every 15 minutes price 2.00 € Capri Anacapri bus in the summer the buses are always crowded with long lines also because they are mini buses with about ten seats, price €2.50.

The best months to visit Capri in one day are late April, May September and early October. In the summer months, due to the high flow of tourism, it is recommended to stay overnight at least one night.

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