23 Jun Visit to Capri, must do during your holidays in Pompeii
FROM POMPEII TO CAPRI ISLAND
Pompeii is an ideal starting point to move among Campania region marvels, not only a simple tourist attraction.
For example you can organise a visit to Capri Island using public transportation: take the Circumvesuviana train line to Sorrento in Villa dei Misteri, then a ferry or hydrofoil and in half an hour you get to the island Port of Marina Grande. Your adventure starts here: breath-taking views, enchanting architecture, natural landscape, archaeological areas and of course shopping! In fact, once you get to Marina Grande you will find a lot of restaurants, cafés and shops.
To reach the heart of the island you can decide to move by walk (about 30 min) or by bus and enjoy an Italian espresso at the Piazzetta in Capri, the small but the world most fashionable square.
A picture postcard view from a terrace on the sea, overlooking Ischia and Procida islands, Naples, Mount Vesuvius and all its surroundings.
Walking through the small streets of Capri, take a look at the showcases of stores and jewellers which offers the best of the Italian Fashion.
CAPRI AND ITS NATURAL AND CULTURAL BEAUTY
- The Gardens of Augustus, the overhanging botanical garden with a panoramic view of the bay of Marina Piccola and the Faraglioni Rocks.
- The Certosa di San Giacomo – a Carthusian monastery founded in 1300 – with its Medieval paintings and two cloisters.
- Villa Jovis, a Roman palace built on the will of The Emperor Tiberio, who spent here the last years of his life.
ANACAPRI AND BOAT TOURS
Anacapri is the second district of Capri island. Here is Villa San Michele, which enjoy a breath-taking view on the Gulf and the island and was built by the Swedish physician Axel Munthe.
If you can manage to get back to Marina Grande in time, we suggest a couple of hours Boat tour, in order to admire the Blue grotto, where the sunlight creates a shining blue reflection on the seawater.