Capri has long been a magnet for the wealthy, with those from ancient Rome seeking the sunny shorelines for their luxury escapes. Today, the resort is favoured by the creatives as countless artists have descended to recreate the natural beauty of the landscapes, writers arrive to be inspired by the surrounds, and actors and singers choose the region as their retreat from the surreal world of show business.
From the moment you arrive, you will be instantly enamoured by this wonderfully romantic, gloriously glamorous isle.
Capri is the most paradisiacal of islands that welcomes guests with open arms. Stroll through the enchanting Piazzetta and enjoy the hubbub of this elegant and lively square, then take to the narrow streets of the town before you reach the famed Augustus Gardens that sit within the grounds of a property owned by the famed German industrialist Alfred Krupp.
The local flora and fauna thrive in the Mediterranean climate, while views of Faraglioni – the famous rock formation that erupts out of the sea – and Marina Piccola beach – where the sirens seductively lured Ulysses – will captivate the eyes.
Follow your guide to the peaceful enclave of Anacapri: an elegant escape with a surprising tranquillity where the ancient traditions of local artisans may give you pause for thought. Explore secret alleys and admire the flowers and plants of the region, while the other sites on offer will intrigue all who attend. At 150m higher than the rest of the island, this is a perfect vantage spot to admire the wonderful scenerythat stretches on all sides.
Then ascend even higher as a chairlift takes you up to Monte Solaro – the highest point of the island at 589 metres. Panoramas extend from every side providing breath-taking views of the region, including the Bay of Naples, the Amalfi coast and even the mountains of Calabria.
Where conditions are kind enough, and guests are willing, an expedition to Blue Grotto Cave is a captivating experience that is an optional extra. This enormous cave hides behind a tiny entrance that is only accessible from water-level, with the light reflecting from the sea to create an ethereal blue glow that will bring an eerie silence to the group.
– Courtesy hotel pick-up
– Transport by Mercedes E-Class or mini-Van
– Guided tour by a local expert
– Tickets to the Augustus Panoramic Gardens
– Local Public transfers
– Chairlift, Hydrofoil or Steamer
– Courtesy hotel drop-off