Capri is a rocky island located in the bay of Naples, revered for its beauty and known to attract the rich and famous. If you plan to visit the Amalfi Coast while in Italy, a day trip to Capri is a must. I’ve been fortunate to go once on a trip with some girlfriends and most recently with Drew on the final day of our Mediterranean Cruise.
How To Get There
Capri can be easily accessed by ferry from a number of ports, including Naples, Positano, and Sorrento. On my last visit to Capri, we booked round trip ferry tickets from Naples for 46 EUR. Private water taxis or helicopters are options if finances aren’t a concern.
What To Do
- Half-Day Boat Tour. I’ve done a private boat tour around the island on both visits to Capri and I believe it’s the best way to experience the island. Most recently, we used Gianni’s Boats and had a great time. For 290 EUR, we had the boat to ourselves with a skipper to guide us around the island. You can visit the Blue Grotto, but we elected to skip the hour-long line and visit other grottoes and caves instead. You’ll learn a lot about the island from your guide while getting to swim in the Mediterranean and indulge in drinks and snacks.
- Treat Yourself. Between the delicious Italian food and the upscale retail shops on the island, plan to splurge a little while visiting Capri. While I’m not much of a shopper, big name designers like Hermes, Fendi, and Gucci boast shops on Via Camerelle where you can drop a pretty penny. During our most recent visit, we picked up one of the famous Capri Bells as a Christmas ornament for our tree. If shopping isn’t your thing, there are tons of great restaurants to choose from. For a nice seaside lunch that won’t break the bank, I suggest L’Approdo in Marina Grande.
- Sightseeing. Walk or take the funicular up to Piazza Umberto I for great people watching and an amazing view of the island. Piazza Umberto is in the exact center of Capri, so there’s plenty to see and do. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may even spot a celebrity or two.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to see and do in Capri. Regardless of what you end up doing, I know you will enjoy the beauty of the island.