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Features of the island are the 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), Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.

Capri is part of the region of Campania, Province of Naples. The City of Capri is the main centre of population on Capri. It has two adjoining harbours, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate commune of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west.

Tacitus records that there were twelve Imperial villas in Capri. Ruins of one at Tragara could still be seen in the 19th Century. Suetonius reports that when the foundations for the villa were being excavated, giant bones and 'weapons of stone'were discovered, which Octavian Augustus ordered to be displayed in the garden of his main residence, the Sea Palace, one of the first displays of fossils.

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Blue Grotto

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The Blue Grotto has become the emblem of the island of Capri. The grotto was known by the Romans, as proved by the antique statues which were found in the Grotto. This discovery, the remains of an ancient landing place and the work on an underground tunnel, create an image of a natural cavern adorned by statues. The grotto was known to the locals under the name of Gradola, after the nearby landing place of Gradola, but it was avoided because it was said to be inhabited by witches and monsters.

Anacapri

Claude Debussy was a regular visitor to Anacapri. He even named one of his preludes from the first book, No.5 Les collines d'Anacapri, in homage to the community.

Villa San Michele

Villa San Michele was built around the turn of the 20th century, by the Swedish physician, Axel Munthe, on the ruins of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius' villa, on the Island of Capri, Italy. Its gardens have panoramic views of the city of Capri and its marina, the Sorrentine Peninsula, and Mount Vesuvius. The villa and its grounds sit on a ledge at the top of the Phoenician Steps, between Anacapri and Capri, at 327 meters above sea level.

San Michele's gardens are adorned with numerous relics and works of art dating back to ancient Egypt and other periods of antiquity. They now form part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani.

 

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Six group tours in the regions of Campania and Sicily that combine comfort and value. They all include accommodation in 3/4 stars hotels, meals and english speaking guide.

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Day Tours to Capri departing Rome or Naples

Tacitus records that there were twelve Imperial villas in Capri. Ruins of one at Tragara could still be seen in the 19th Century. Suetonius reports that when the foundations for the villa were being excavated, giant bones and 'weapons of stone'were discovered, which Octavian Augustus ordered to be displayed in the garden of his main residence, the Sea Palace, one of the first displays of fossils

 

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Capri Departing Rome

Escorted Coach Tour

It was in Naples, in the 'Castel dell'Ovo' (Castle of the Egg), that Romulus Augustus, the last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, was imprisoned after being deposed in 476.

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Capri, Anacapri & Blue Grotto

Duration: 13hrs

Cost: $164.00 pp

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This scenic full-day trip from Rome to Capri is a must for any visitor to Italy! You'll sail across the Gulf of Naples to the island of Capri, known as the 'Pearl of the Mediterranean', where you have the option to take a boat ride to the beautiful Blue Grotto and take in stunning views from Anacapri.

Your journey begins by heading south along the Highway of the Sun, crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani dotted with enchanting medieval villages. You will make a stop approximately halfway along the highway at the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino, noted for the famous battle and its complete destruction during the Second World War.

Arriving in Naples, you will board a jet boat for the 45-minute crossing to Marina Grande, the port of Capri. Here you will have the option (fees payable direct) of boarding a motorboat to reach the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), where sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection that illuminates the cavern. The boat trip is subject to weather and sea conditions.

On your return to the port, you'll board a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above sea level. You will see wonderful views of the Bay of Naples, before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch you can take advantage of some free time to explore Capri at your leisure. Don't forget to bring your camera!

You'll then return to Marina Grande and board the boat transfer to Naples. As you enter the port, you'll see Naples' splendid Castel Nuovo (a 12th-century fortress) and Royal Palace. Next, board the coach for your return three hour journey to Rome.

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Capri Departing Naples

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We can customize a number of possible routes to the South of Italy. Here are a few.

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Capri Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

Duration: 8hrs

Cost: $112.00 pp

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Enjoy lunch on the beautiful island of Capri on a full-day excursion from Naples. You'll have free time to spend in Capri, and take the chairlift funicular to the top of Monte Solare for spectacular island and sea views.

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be transferred to the main harbor for your journey to Capri by high-speed hydrofoil.

On arrival at the Port of Capri, a transfer by minibus takes you to Anacapri. You'll have free time to visit Villa San Michele, located on the north-eastern side of Anacapri, the home of Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe. You'll also travel to the top of Monte Solare by chairlift then return to Capri for lunch.

In the early afternoon , take a walk to Augustus' gardens and have free time to see the Blue Grotto if you wish (not included in tour cost) before returning to Naples.

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Capri Photo Tour

The Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri boast dramatic coastlines which can only be appreciated by sea.With National Geographic photographer Anthony Boccaccio at your side, capture the natural beauty of these remarkable panoramic landscapes and seascapes

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Capri Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

Duration: 8hrs

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The unparalleled natural beauty of Capri has captured the imagination of travelers and artists alike.  Explore the magnificent villas of Emperor Tiberius, who succeeded Caesar Augustus. Wander the quaint by-ways and gardens while capturing the color, detail and life of this seaside wonder.   The ride up the mountain to Anacapri can be described either as thrilling or harrowing, depending upon one’s constitution. Skillful bus drivers navigate the precipitous, winding route as they maneuver past other vehicles with mere inches to spare.  Photograph Villa San Michele, Alex Munthe’s unparalleled architectural masterpiece towering high above Capri.

Today not only offers you an adventurous and unique way to visit this picturesque island but shows you how to photograph the sights in a way most tourists never accomplish. Experience Capri's breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and the unrivaled Italian lifestyle up close and personal while creating a visual banquet of imagery that will satisfy for years to come.

The Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri boast dramatic coastlines which can only be appreciated by sea.  With National Geographic photographer Anthony Boccaccio at your side, capture the natural beauty of these remarkable panoramic landscapes and seascapes while basking in brilliant Mediterranean light.  On the way, let Boccaccio’s camera capture you while you take a swim in the crystal clear waters beneath jagged cliffs of Capri rising out of the sea.

Boccaccio will show you how to shoot like the professional photojournalists of National Geographic.  By day’s end, you will have a treasure trove of amazing photographs that tell the story of YOUR day in Capri.

• 8-hour day trip to Capri, with boat transportation from Positano and back (9:30am to 6:30pm)

• Boat tour of Capri's coast and grottoes

• Swim in one of the bays near Capri (Towels and drinks are supplied onboard the ship )

• The Faraglioni

• Island of Capri – Port, Funicular to city, vistas

• Anacapri - Villa San Michele & Vistas

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