Capri (Campania - Italy)
Tourist area Island of Capri
Capri is a coastal municipality of 7.201 inhabitants, located at 142 meters above sea level Metropolitan City of Naples, Its territory covers an area of 4,00 sq. km.
The most important center of the island is Capri, accessible from the landing of Marina Grande by bus, taxi or cable car.
The hub of town, characterized by homes with terraces and pergolas, is the famous square, nickname of the tiny Umberto I, open-air salon of tourists and high society life.
The dominating the Baroque church of Santo Stefano, with its arabesque cupola and a precious Roman mosaic floor from Villa Jovis.
Right Arcucci Palace (seat of the Foundation Cerio), dating back to 1372.
One of the most remarkable achievements of Capri is the monumental complex of the Certosa di San Giacomo.
Gorgeous view of the Faraglioni, was built in the '300 and expanded in' 600.
Despite the numerous remakes, the original lines are preserved particularly in the medieval extrados vaults typical of Capri.
Do not close are the gardens of Augustus, from which you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Faraglioni rocks and Marina Piccola.
The park is crossed by paths and stairways, is a green oasis with a scenic lookout.
From the gardens you will reach Marina Piccola along Via Krupp, a winding path down to the sea.
Offering breathtaking glimpses of views on the sea and the Faraglioni.
The most famous walk of Capri is the one that leads to the viewpoint of Tragara, shady square with a view of the Faraglioni rocks and Marina Piccola.
Under Tragara begins the road that descends to the Faraglioni, the three famous rocks.
The first, star, attached to the coast, is 109 meters high, the Faraglione 81 meters, the third, called Scopolo is 104 meters high and is inhabited by the rare blue lizard.
Breathtaking scenery immersed in lush vegetation also accompany you along the path that leads to the Natural Arch in Capri, scenic rock arch overlooking the sea.
With a staircase to reach the Cave of Matermania impressive natural cavern already consecrated in the Roman cult of Cybele, Magna Mater of the Latins. Set in the rocky landscape of Masullo's Villa Malaparte.
Built at the end of the thirties by architect Adalberto Libera for writer Curzio Malaparte is still strikingly modern in its eccentric design.
On the northeastern edge of the island is immense Villa Jovis, the most conspicuous Roman remains on the island, built by the Emperor Tiberius.
You get there from Capri with a long promenade that passes the church of San Michele, along the panoramic park of Villa Astarita and leads to the archaeological site.
The magnificent ruins overlooking a magnificent view towards the Sorrentine Peninsula and overlooking a sheer drop of 330 meters, the so-called leap of Tiberius, from which it is said that the Emperor had dispose of his victims.
The villa is a huge palace on many levels, with the various functional parts (vestibule, spa area, servants quarters, private apartments of the emperor, local representation) grouped around a central core, occupied by a gigantic cistern.
Text taken from:
The islands of the Gulf of Naples - Campania Region