Three Perfect Days on Capri

An insider's itinerary for a short break on Capri

Three Perfect Days on Capri
Three Perfect Days on Capri

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Three days on Capri for a romantic get-away, a mini-break with friends, or a family retreat: just the two of you or with a group of loved ones, Capri is the perfect island destination in Italy!

Here is all the information you need to organize a short stay on Capri:

Before your trip:

Day One - The Center of Capri

After you've dropped your bags at your hotel, you can begin exploring Capri town from its vibrant central square, the chic Piazzetta. All the lanes in the historic center of Capri begin in La Piazzetta, so take Via Vittorio Emanuele to the historic Quisisana Hotel, and continue along the famous Via Camerelle, lined with luxury boutiques. Stroll its length and then pick up the picturesque Via Tragara which ends at the scenic overlook facing the Faraglioni sea stacks.

On your way back, take Via Cesina, Via Fuorlovado, and Via le Botteghe, this latter home of independent fashion and home decor boutiques.

It's probably time for an evening cocktail by now, so grab a table in the Piazzetta and watch as the glitterati vacationing on this fashionable island gather for an aperitivo before dinner.

We suggest reserving a table for dinner in advance, especially if you will be visiting over a weekend from June to September.

The Most Famous Restaurants on Capri:

If you are want to sample traditional island cuisine elbow to elbow with celebrities: Da Paolino
If you want a chic restaurant near the Piazzetta: Aurora
If you are a true gourmand: Da Mammà
If you want a table with a view as a backdrop to your authentic dishes:Da Giorgio
If you are on a budget: Verginiello
If you are looking for a light snack in an informal atmosphere: E' Divino e Pulalli

You can dance the night away after dinner at one of the many clubs in Capri, including the famed Anema e Core. All the town's nightclubs are located between the Piazzetta and Via Camerelle.

Day Two - Relax or Explore?

Today you have the whole day before you, so how would you like to spend it? You can relax on the beach or discover the sights in Anacapri, the island's second town.

A Day at the Beach

If your heart's desire is to spend the day on a sun lounger, cocktail in hand, then you only need to choose one of the island's beaches and pack your beach bag. It's a good idea to phone ahead a day or two to reserve a lounger at one of the private beach clubs, and also to let them know if you are going to arrive a bit late if you've lingered over your morning espresso in the Piazzetta. All the beach clubs on Capri have excellent restaurants.

The beaches on Capri

A Day Exploring Anacapri

If you prefer spending the day discovering Capri, then you should head to Anacapri, the highest town on the island.

First stop: take the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro

From Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri, the chairlift ride to the peak of Mount Solaro takes about 12 minutes, and from there you can enjoy sweeping views over the island and surrounding sea. You can walk back down, stopping to visit the Cetrella Hermitage.
Information about Mount Solaro and the chairlift

Second stop: Villa San Michele

Once you've come down from Mount Solaro and are back in Piazza Vittoria, continue straight along Via Capodimonte to Villa San Michele, the house-museum built by the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe.
Villa San Michele

Third stop: the center of Anacapri

After visiting the museum, continue your walk along Via Giuseppe Orlandi, Anacapri's main pedestrian street. Stop to admire the majolica floor in the Church of San Michele, visit the Casa Rossa, and do some shopping in the artisan shops along the way. Wander through the historic Boffe neighborhood to Piazza Caprile.
A Guide to Visiting Anacapri

Last stop: relax at the lighthouse

It's time to rest your weary legs at the spectacular Punta Carena lighthouse outside Anacapri. Take the bus from Piazza Caprile or walk the couple of kilometers to the lighthouse.
At the beach under the lighthouse, there is the Lido del Faro beach club and restaurant, and a public area with two snack bars selling sandwiches and beverages.

Settle in and enjoy the most beautiful sunset on the island from here.

The Punta Carena Lighthouse

Some dinner suggestions: for your second night on Capri, you can opt for an authentic meal at a countryside restaurant outside of Anacapri. Here are two excellent options:

Both serve traditional cuisine with a beautiful view of the sea and a shuttle service to and from the center of Anacapri. If you'd rather dine in the center of town, Trattoria Il Solitario also serves island dishes.

Day Three - Capri by Sea

Morning: visit the center of Capri, making sure to stop at the Gardens of Augustus and the Charterhouse of San Giacomo.

If you love a picturesque walk, you can set off for Villa Jovis and Villa Lysis or hike along the Pizzolungo trail.

You can't leave the island of Capri without having admired its coastline from the sea! From Marina Grande below the town of Capri you can set off on a boat tour.

Boat tours of the island of Capri

We recommend booking a private gozzo with a skipper for an unforgettable half-day tour!

Renting a boat on Capri: all you need to know for a private boat tour

If you'd like to arrange a picnic on board, stop in at the Da Aldo deli in Marina Grande for the most famous panini capresi on the island!

End your short break on the island with style! Book a table with a sea view at one of the waterfront restaurants in Marina Grande, famous for their excellent fish and seafood. Try: Zodiaco and Lo Smeraldo.

If you'd rather dine in the center of Capri, then book your table with a view at Terrazza Brunella or Geranio far in advance for a romantic final evening on the island!

Camilla

(Capri.com team)

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Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

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Discover Capri by gozzo boat "Fratelli Aprea 7.80"

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Do you really want to enjoy the blue sea of Capri?
The best option is to book a private boat to sail around the island!
With its discreet charm the "Fratelli Aprea 7.80 open cruise" is the model that more than others represents the tradition and the classic line of Gozzo Sorrentino.

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Agency Trial Travel - Transfer from Naples to Capri - All Inclusive

Transfer from Naples to Capri - All Inclusive

Transfer

Transfer from the Airport or the train station of Naples to Capri ( Your Hotel)
This service is included of :
- Transfer with limousine car or minivan Mercedes
- Tickets for the Fast Ferry to Capri
- Hostess in Capri
- Porter service for your luggage
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Michel'angelo - Caprese Couple - Picnic Pack

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Enjoy a special romantic picnic in Capri at one of the most beautiful locations on the island! All you need to do is order Michel'angelo's freshly prepared picnic package, pick it up from the restaurant and walk to your chosen picnic location.

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da Luigi ai Faraglioni
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da Luigi ai Faraglioni

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Relax between the Faraglioni

  1. Having lunch under the Faraglioni
  2. An exclusive and relaxing atmosphere
  3. A dip in the bluest sea of Capri
La Fontelina
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Swim at the foot of the dramatic Faraglioni

Very good 4 Very good
  1. Swim beneath Capri's iconic Faraglioni
  2. Bask in the sun on a soft beach mattress
  3. Sip their famed sangria
Bagni di Tiberio
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Bagni di Tiberio

Bathing Establishments

The beach of the Empereor

Very good 4 Very good
  1. The best-beloved beach by children
  2. Swim among the ruins of an ancient Roman villa
  3. Choose between the restaurant and the snack bar for your lunch break
Torre Saracena

Torre Saracena

Bathing Establishments

Crystalline water and a view over the Faraglioni

Very good 3.5 Very good
  1. Swim towards the Faraglioni
  2. Sunbathe in the hidden cove
  3. Taste the fresh seafood
Lido del Faro

Lido del Faro

Bathing Establishments

A crystalline sea and the most beautiful sunset in Capri

Excellent 4.5 Excellent
  1. The "sunniest" beach club of Capri: enjoy the sun till the sunset
  2. A dip in the blue sea or in the swimming pool: it's your choice!
  3. A great restaurant for lunch just on the seashore
Oasi Motor

Oasi Motor

Transport and Rental

Discover all of Capri on two wheels!

Excellent 5 Excellent
  1. Avoid public transportation's long lines and restrictive schedules
  2. On site, 24 assistance and a map of the island with the main sights and best routes
  3. Explore the entire island in complete freedom!
From € 25
da Gioia

da Gioia

Bathing Establishments

Beach club and restaurant at the Bay of Marina Piccola

Very good 4 Very good
  1. One of the fewest beach of Capri
  2. Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable day on the beach
  3. Taste the sea specialties of the restaurant
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The most famous "caponata" of Capri

Very good 4 Very good
  1. Atmosphere like in the 50s at the "Faro di Punta Carena"
  2. Try the famous "caponata" made by Antonio
  3. Enjoy the sunset drinking a glass of wine
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Capri Boat Service Luxury

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The luxury lifestyle on the sea off Capri

Excellent 5 Excellent
  1. Custom boat tours by speedboat
  2. "Total Luxury" day at sea
  3. A sail around Capri with style
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Motoscafisti di Capri

Motoscafisti di Capri

Excursions by sea

The historic company for the tour of the island

Very good 3.5 Very good
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  • Departures any time
  • Booking not necessary
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