Capri, Italy: A Stunning Italian Romantic Hideaway

Capri, a stunning island in the Western Mediterranean, a romantic hideaway we all dream of. Ancient history, Italian charm, turquoise sea and spectacular scenery make this island a must-stop when planning your Mediterranean cruise. Its history dates back to ancient times, as far back as the Bronze age.

It has been a summer resort in ancient times too, and perhaps Tiberius, the ruler of Roman empire, was the one who made it the most famous.

Tiberius moved there and built numerous palaces on the island, and loved to swim in the Blue Grotto (the Blue Cave) in the morning, but still managed to find time to rule the empire until his death.

Via Krupp, a Historic Footpath of the Island of Capri in Italy - The footpath connects the Charterhouse of San Giacomo and the Gardens of Augustus. It offers a magnificent sea view and it was named after Friedrich Alfred Krupp, a German steel magnate.Via Krupp – Historic Footpath on the Island of Capri, Italy

This remarkable island can be reached by ferries from Naples, Sorrento and Positano (an hour’s cruise from Sorrento), and is heavily visited by tourists, especially by one-day excursions.

Port of Capri Island, Italy - Capri's main port is called Marina Grande and Marina Grande's beach is situated nearby - it is the is the largest beach on the island. There are charming cafes and restaurants along the waterfront where you can enjoy local food and the bustling port atmosphere.

Port of Capri Island

It has been a home to numerous writers and celebrities, who helped establish it as the hot spot if you wanted to be a part of the “in” crowd.

Typical Narrow Street of Capri, Italy - Capri is an island in the Western Mediterranean that offers truly unique experience for travelers. Its interesting history, Italian charm, magnificent scenery and turquoise sea make it a popular tourist destination all year round.

Typical Narrow Street of Capri

However, celebrities and tourist aside, the island has some truly extraordinary attractions, such as the remains of ancient villas, or the town of Anacapri, or the mountain of Monte Solaro that can be reached by a funicular and boasting spectacular views of the island.

A Caffe on Capri Island, Italy - Capri is a glamorous Italian island of Western Mediterranean. It is a favorite holiday destination of many celebrities as it offers some truly wonderful historical attractions and nature combined with easy going, very relaxed lifestyle.

A Caffe on Capri Island Italy

In addition, there is a number of grottoes, or caves, the most famous being the Blue Grotto where you can take a small boat cruise inside and float in awe of the unbelievable turquoise water.

Then there are the spectacular Faraglioni, the rocks rising high from the sea, a true landmark of Capri.

Faraglioni, Capri Island, Italy - Faraglioni are the rocks rising high from the sea and a true landmark of Capri. They are named differently: Stella, Mezzo and Scopolo (Scopolo is a home to a rare blue lizard).
Faraglioni, Capri

The sea has created a natural passage through the rocks over millions of years, and local ships whiz through the passage at bone-chilling speed! 🙂

The sphinx of Villa San Michele overlooks the main Capri harbor, Italy - Villa San Michele was discovered and rebuilt by a Swedish Physician, Axel Munthe who wrote a book giving a great insight into his adventure and the life of the island. The sphinx is one of Villa's many attractions that photgraphy lovers would enjoy.

The sphinx of Villa San Michele overlooks the main Capri harbor

Villa San Michele was discovered and rebuilt by a Swedish Physician, Axel Munthe.

Dr. Munthe wrote a fantastic book giving a great insight into his adventure and the life of the island at the turn of the 20th century.

The famous sphinx overlooks the main Capri harbor.

The island is famous for its specific “feel”, which combines an easy going, very relaxed lifestyle, with the fact that wherever you look you will be stunned by what you see – be it cloud-covered mountain-tops, steep cliffs, ancient villas or that romantic feeling that is constantly in the air.

Where is Capri?

  • 11.1 miles/ 18 km from Sorrento, Italy
  • 23.6 miles/ 38 km from Naples, Italy
  • 26.7 miles/ 43 km from Naples Airport, Italy
  • 172.7 miles/ 278 km from Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy
  • 157.2 miles/ 253 km from Rome Ciampino Airport, Italy

Things to See

  • Villa San Michele
  • The Phoenician Steps
  • Piazzetta
  • Augustus Gardens
  • Via Krupp pathway


A Beach in Capri, Italy - Capri is a wonderful island in the Western Mediterranean with charming rocky and pebbly beaches between the rocks and cliffs. They offer a magnificent views and crystal waters well worth your visit.Marina Grande beach, Capri
  • Marina Grande
  • Bagni di Tiberio
  • Marina Piccola


The View of Faraglioni, Capri, Italy - Faraglioni, also known as Stella, Mezzo and Scopolo, are the rocks rising high from the sea. They are one of the attractions of the island and the best way to explore them is by sea on a boat. Monte Solaro, a mountain on the island also offers a magnificent views of Faraglioni and nearby yachts.

 The View of Faraglioni
  • Anacapri
  • The Villas of Tiberius
  • Grotta Azzura
  • Faraglioni
  • Monte Solaro
  • Migliera

Trouble is, once you get to Capri, you don’t want to leave… that’s why you should plan to stay there after or before your Mediterranean cruise.

You will not regret it!

We wish you a fantastic Mediterranean cruise!