Photos of The Isle of Capri, Italy

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The Isle of Capri

Capri, in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the entrance of the Gulf of Naples, is a favourite tourist destination. The island, covering about 10 km², rises to 590 metres on Mount Solaro. The main town, also named Capri, lies in the eastern part of the island; In the west is the village of Anacapri, rising to 225 metres above sea level with vineyards and where olives and fruit are grown.

Arrival in Capri
Marina Grande
South coast
View from Belvedere
View to Capri town
Overlooking Capri
Anacapri piazza
Capri and Marina Grande
Mosaic floor, San Michele
Adam and Eve's banishment
View from Faro
Piazza Umberto I

The Isle of Capri has spectacular scenery, including the famous Blue Grotto, a cave filled with sapphire-blue colouring when the sun shines through its waters. And it's not only now the island is popular: the Roman emperors Augustus (who turned the island into his private estate) and Tiberius built splendid villas on Capri.

Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas), the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea (the Faraglioni), the village of Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.