Once you arrive in Capri you can walk, cab or funicular up to the Capri Town. The funicular is the probably the best option here as it is quick, cheap and convenient (runs every 15 minutes / 2 Euro). Once up top in the town of Capri you can spend some time exploring the streets, plazas, restaurants and stores. You will be sure to pass by the Piazzetta or Piazza Umberto I, one of the better-known piazzas in Italy.
After grabbing some lunch around the area next up is Anacapri, a bit west of the Capri town. To get there is pretty simple – you can either hop on a bus from near the Piazzetta or grab a taxi. It should only take about 15 minutes to make the drive. The first thing you will do when you get to Anacapri is walk to Villa San Michele. Once the home to Swedish physician Axel Munthe, it is now open to the public to explore.
You can spend time roaming around the estate, which includes the main villa, gardens, terraces, artwork and some more great views. It will cost 8 Euro to enter San Michele and it is definitely worth the fee.
After you had enough time wandering around town and getting a feel for Capri it is time to head to a few noteworthy attractions. First up are the Augustus Gardens. Here you will be able to walk through a garden filled with a variety of different plants and flowers, as well as take in some spectacular water views of the Faraglioni Rocks out in the distance. It really is just a beautiful place to relax and enjoy. You can also see Via Krupp down below, a winding pathway down the mountain. Although the road is closed for safety reasons, it still makes for one great picture.
Cost: 11 Euro / 8 Euro (one way)
Length: 13 minutes
Hours: 9:30AM – 5:00PM (May to October); March to April closes at 4:30PM, November to February 3:30PM
Next up will be a pretty unique experience as you head up to Mount Solaro, the highest point in Capri. To get there you will have to take a single person chairlift up to the top. If you are afraid of heights this might not be for you but you still should definitely go! The views from the chairlift are great but the view from up top is even better as you will get to see panoramic views of the entire island. Make your way back down the chairlift after spending some time up top. You can hop back on a bus that will take you back to the port area in order to catch your boat back to the mainland.
Capri is a small, beautiful island in Italy. It’s easy accessible from the towns of the Amalfi coast and you could even get there by boat from Naples. Located less than an hour by ferry from many of the coast’s main towns, Capri is one of the more popular day trips out there to take part of. The island is full of viewpoints, gardens, small towns, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water.
If visiting the island during the peak summer months, do be aware that you will see the crowds during the day since a Capri day trip is on many people’s bucket lists. Even with the crowds though, I would highly recommend spending at least a day on the island. If you want to have a bit more peace and quiet on the island earlier and later on in the day, then an overnight could be for you too.