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CAPRI

This city of worldwide fame awaits to be explored in the company of a local guide from the Island, who, with passion and know-how that forge a deep connection with its historical roots, will reveal to you its most secret, hidden corners as well as the more famous sightseeing spots such as the Piazzetta and the Augustus Gardens, making for an unforgettable stroll through a landscape of nature, beauty and art.

ANACAPRI

One should discover this romantic and picturesque town with a tour guide from the island who holds a deep, pure and passionate connection to the place. Although Piazza Vittoria, Via Axel Munthe and Villa San Michele are a ‘must’ to visit, there remains much more to discover: The Red House, the Church of St. Michael, the town’s labyrinth of side streets, its neighbourhoods and our history. Discover the island through the eyes of a “Caprese”!

"If indeed it is true that there are other islands just as beautiful, none of them, but none, can boast a history such as that of Capri". (Raffaele La Capria, well-known writer)

ANACAPRI'S OLD TOWN

The historic center of Anacapri: Square A. Diaz (S. Sofia) to the lookout at Villa San Michele The imposing building of the church of S. Sofia and its history, is the starting point of the tour in the historic center of Anacapri. From the church will continue, costeggiandone the ancient perimeter walls, towards the old town of Anacapri, Piazza Boffe, to admire and feel the essence of his "simple" but still "articulated" past history, art and architecture. From Piazza Boffe, a path through the narrow streets that still retain the ancient architectural structure, we will reach the Church of San Michele, a real jewel of Italian art, thanks to the presence of numerous paintings of Neapolitan artists of the eighteenth century, but especially for the presence of the wonderful majolica floor of 700 (ticket 2,00 € per person) Proceeding for a while 'through the streets and then to the via G. Orlandi, impossible to miss along the way the particular building in eclectic style of the American Colonel John Clay MacKowen (late nineteenth century)., Which houses today the four Roman statues discovered in the Grotta Azzurra and the valuable collection of paintings owned by the 800 City of Ancapri (ticket, 3,00 € per person). From the Red House will reach the area of Capodimonte, where it was built in the late nineteenth century, the splendid residence of the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe. The walk will end at the lookout point near Villa San Michele, where you can have a wonderful view over the Gulf of Naples and Capri.

BLUE GROTTO

On the north-western side of the island, forged over thousands of years by the elements themselves, we have the most famous and enchanting natural Karstic cave of all, always able to evoke emotions of indescribable wonder in the hearts of its visitors. The Romans knew this well enough when they made it the nympheum of the nearby imperial residence of Damecuta, and so too did August Kopisch, who told the 19th century world about it in his famous “The Discovery of The Blue Grotto”.
"“…water, similar to blue fire, fills the cave; every wave is like a flame.” (Kopisch)

VILLA JOVIS

The remains of Villa Jovis, once residence of Emperor Tiberius, rise up on the north-eastern ridge of the island, a place of wild beauty with a breath-taking view over both the island and the whole gulf of Naples. From the main square of Capri, as you make your way up the gentle slope leading to the Villa, little by little the bustling noise of the town gives way to a surreal silence as you find yourself immersed in the fragrance of various species of flowers, grape vines and houses built in traditional Capri style. This walk offers a variety of interesting historical, archaeological and natural sights, and it’s ideal for all those who wish to experience the island from a different angle and truly discover the secrets of its magical beauty.

The trail, mostly upward on the way there, lasts about one and a half hours.

Despite the bare-nakedness of its ruins, Villa Jovis remains the most enchanting archaeological site of the island;
(A. Maiuri, 1936, well-known archaeologist)

CASA ROSSA

Right in the heart of the upper town (Anacapri) you’ll find the Red House, built in 1876 in a bizarre yet original stile by the American Confederate Colonel John Clay Mac Kowen, decorated with artefacts from Roman times and the Mediterranean area. Today, the “Casa Rossa” is the stable venue of an important and fascinating exhibition entitled “the Island in Painting”: works of famous Italian and foreign artist from the 1800s inspired by the legend of Capri.
Inside this villa-turned-museum are also the precious and unique Roman statues discovered in the famous Blue Grotto

MONUMENTAL CHURCH OF SAN MICHELE

Visit with us this famous villa, built at the turn of the 1900s by the doctor and writer Axel Munthe, one of the most renowned Swedish personalities of his time. His wish was to create a spacious work of architecture that allowed him to express his thoughts on life's great unanswered questions. Let us lead you through this spectacular maze of history, culture and fantastic breath-taking views of the Gulf of Naples.

MARINA PICCOLA

On the southern side of the Island lies Marina Piccola, an enchanting location dear to the heart and the imagination of many an artist, whose creativity has been inspired by its collage of natural beauty, history and legends over hundreds of years. To the East, the giant stone guardians and symbols of the island known as the Faraglioni command the scenery, while by shifting one’s gaze slightly landward Via Krupp, the picturesque path built into the cliff comes into view, winding up in a zig-zag fashion to the centre of Capri. Above can be seen the Castiglione with the enormous cavern situated underneath that was once a secure hideout for the Caprese people during the frequent Saracen raids of the island. Looking further West, one comes across little, white-pebbled beaches that make an ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing, even in Winter. In between these, lies the Sirens’ Rock where, according to some, Ulysses ran into the mythical creatures of the same name mentioned in Homer’s works. These highlights are just some of the things that make Marina Piccola an expression of absolute beauty and living proof of God’s creativity.

MONTE SOLARO

At almost 2000 ft. up, you’ll find yourself in paradise: you’re on Monte Solaro, surrounded by the island’s enchanting local wildflowers, with the Faraglioni, the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the most beautiful sights of Capri seen from above, from the one place you can’t afford to miss visiting. Join us on a guided tour of this small yet impressive mountain for an unforgettable experience.

PATH PIZZOLUNGO

Stroll along the southeast coast of the island between nature and scents, history and archeology. Do not miss the rock sculptures modeled by the wind, the ancient Roman Nymphaeum and the historic homes and architectural gems custodians of history and anecdotes. Discover with us this corner hidden by the cross and left unforgettable impressions that will give you this unique experience.

IMPERIAL VILLA OF DAMECUTA

The picturesque location of the Roman villa of Damecuta immediately reveals to the visitor the scenic design of the imperial residence cleverly inserted in the landscape and in a dominant position on the sea: ambulatio along the loggia, from the viewpoint to the semicircular Medieval Tower, with sweeping views of the islands flegree the Punta Campanella. The excavations were carried out of the complex, and from 1937 to ca. 10 years, by the archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri bringing to light the ancient structures of the Villa, including also the living room spaces located at the Tower donated by Axel Munthe together to the ground. The complex is easily reachable on foot from the center of Anacapri in approx. 30 min. or bus. Viale A. Maiuri, who leads the last stretch to the villa offers a striking view sull'articolata west coast of the island.
"A journey back in time, immersed in the tranquility of nature."

VILLA SAN MICHELE

Visit with us this famous villa, built at the turn of the 1900s by the doctor and writer Axel Munthe, one of the most renowned Swedish personalities of his time. His wish was to create a spacious work of architecture that allowed him to express his thoughts on life's great unanswered questions. Let us lead you through this spectacular maze of history, culture and fantastic breath-taking views of the Gulf of Naples.