If ever there were a place that could epitomize the word “picturesque”, the Isle of Capri would be it. Spotted with beaches, the rocky coastline has some of the most famous sites associated with Capri. The faraglioni are rock formations and are natural wonders of the island. These unusual formations which include a natural arch are not to be missed! This small island in the Bay of Naples has just two towns, Capri, situated just above the Marina Grande, and Anacapri, which is located much higher on the island. Visitors will take a boat over to Marina Grande and begin their adventure there.
Do not miss the island’s main attraction, la Grotta Azzurra. The Blue Grotto is a natural cave within the limestone façade of the island and is accessible only by row-boat. When the seas are calm, guides will row their passengers over to the small opening and wait for the right time. When the waves flush out and reveal a widening in the entrance, the guide will pull the boat into the grotto shouting an order– “Duck!”– as you slide into the cave with a near miss of a smacked head on the top of the opening. This bit of danger is well worth the risk to get a glimpse of the site that has inspired everyone from Roman Emperors to artists and poets. The grotto glows an ethereal shade of electric blue.
Once you’ve finished touring around the shops and sampling limoncello –lemon liquor– and chocolates filled with citrus cremes in Capri, hop on the funicular and head up to Anacapri. Amongst the island’s beautiful flora and fauna, you will find the Phoenician Steps. These 800 steps were built from the sea up to Anacapri and have some of the island’s most stunning views! For another great view, take a ride ont he chair lift or hike the winding switchbacks from Anacapri up to Monte Solaro, the highest point on the island. The lookout point offers an unbelievable panoramic view of the island, the sea, and the nearby faraglioni. It is certainly a site that won’t be forgotten!
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