Resort

Italy,
Capri

Introduction

Popular with Roman emperors including Tiberius and Caligula, Capri is the jewel in the crown of Italy's island getaways. Since the mid-19th century it has been home to an A-Z of writers, artists, composers and celebrities. Beautiful, pedestrian-friendly and orderly, even when it heaves with summer crowds, it is the perfect place to swim, shop and snooze when on holiday. The frequent and fast hydrofoil service to Naples and Sorrento means you are never cut off from the mainland.

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Essentials

  1. Tuck into ravioli capresi at Le Grottelle.
  2. Ride the chair lift up Monte Solaro for postcard panoramas.
  3. Order bespoke sandals and capri pants at Mariorita in Anacapri.
  4. Pack suitable footwear to navigate the rocky shoreline.
  5. Pop into Buonocore on via Vittorio Emanuele for the best ice cream.

Two-hour tour

  • The Blue Grotto and sea caves — The island's main attraction pulls the crowds but other sea caves are also worth visiting if you get the chance. Hire a wooden 'gozzo' boat and take a look. And don't forget to duck or you'll end up with a bump on the head.

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  • Walking tours — There are many walks you can do but try Piazzetta Cerio to the Convent of St Teresa and on to the Punta Cannone viewpoint - with its fabulous views across the sea.

  • Nearby sights — The hilly town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast and the island of Ischia.

Hotels

  • Independent and easy

    Hotel La Minerva

    8 Via Occhio Marino

    +39 081 837 7067

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  • Upscale bed & breakfast

    Casa Mariantonia

    180 Via G. Orlandi, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 2923

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  • Premium

    JK Capri

    225 Via Prov. Marina Grande

    +39 081 838 4001

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Dining

  • Fast breakfast

    Bar Funicolare

    Piazza A. Diaz

    +39 081 837 0363

  • Leisurely breakfast

    Bar Ferraro

    223 Via G. Orlandi, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 0363

  • Café for people-watching

    Al Piccolo Bar

    1 Piazza Umberto

    +39 081 837 0325

  • Lunch with friends

    Da Tonino

    12 Via Dentecala

    +39 081 837 6718

  • Deli to get picnic food

    Gusto & Sapori

    16/18 Via Capodimonte, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 3896

  • Lunch on the beach

    Il Riccio

    4/6 Via Grotta Azzura, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 1380

  • Pre-dinner drinks

    Terrace & Lounge Bar

    4 Via G. Orlandi, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 3395

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  • Big dinner with friends

    Da Gelsomina

    72 Via Migliara, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 1499

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  • Dinner with friends

    Il Cucciolo

    52 Via La Fabbrica, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 1917

  • Dinner on the beach

    Lido Del Faro

    Località Punta Carena, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 1798

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  • Dinner for two

    Ristorante Il Geranio

    8 Via Giacomo Matteotti

    +39 081 837 0616

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  • Drink after dinner

    E'Divino

    Via Sella Orta 10a

    +39 081 837 6718

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  • Late drinks

    Quisi Bar

    2 Via Camerelle

    +39 081 837 0788

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  • Late bite

    Pasticceria Alberto

    9/11 Via Roma

    +39 081 837 0622

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  • On the tiles

    Taverna Anema e Core

    39e Via Sella Orta

    +39 081 837 6461

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Reading

  • Bookshop

    La Conchiglia

    12 Via Le Botteghe

    +39 081 837 6577

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Shopping

  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    Perfume from Carthusia

    2/B-C-D Viale Matteotti

    +39 081 837 0368

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  • Lost luggage - where to buy shirts

    The shops in via Camerelle

  • Something for the kids

    Clothes from Girotondo

    7 Via Longano

    +39 081 837 0862

  • Something for someone you love

    Sandals by Antonio Riva

    75 Via G. Orlandi, Anacapri

    +39 081 837 3583

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  • Something for yourself

    Linen shirts from 100% Capri

    29 Via Fuorlovado

    +39 081 837 7008

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Basics

  • Beachwear

    Vilebrequin

    8 Via Camerelle

    +39 081 838 9468

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Transport

  • Boats

    Marcello Federico — Hire a traditional gozzo for an island tour.

    +39 338 925 3286

  • Sail boat hire

    Blue Dream Charter

    +39 081 896 0579

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Limousine/car

Fitness

  • Good gym

    Athena

    7 Via Occhio Marino

    +39 081 837 5586

  • Spa

    Capri Beauty Farm

    2B Via Capodimonte, Anacapri

    +39 081 978 0111

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