Off the coast of Sorrento, in the Tyrrhenian Sea in the southern part of Italy’s Gulf of Naples, is the island of Capri.
When you arrive in the Marina Grande, you are immediately captivated by the colorful buildings and the large number of boats docked in its Marina. Taxis, looking like vehicles straight from the Love Boat, are waiting to take tourists to the island’s main spots.
Just feet from the main dock is a station for Capri’s funicular. The funicular takes passengers on a 5-minute, incline train, scenic ride to the center of the town of Capri on the top of the hill.
As you exit the station, you find yourself in the center of Capri. To the right is the Piazetta, which has a spectacular view of Anacapri (the island’s other city) and the Gulf of Naples. To the left you see the picturesque buildings that make up the center of the city of Capri.
Cafes and Restaurants can be found throughout the city and people watching is pretty much assured in each one.
On the south side of the island is Augustus Gardens. These gardens were built in the early 20th century by German Friedrich Krupp. The gardens feature beautiful floral landscaping and have incredible lookout points from which you can see I Faraglioni and the Marina Piccola. I Faraglioni are three rock formations protruding from the waters down below.
Boat tours are available to tour the area around the island. Some offered in smaller boats also allow you to venture into the caverns where agate used for cameos is found.Hope you can make it to Capri soon! Safe travels!