Getting around on Capri Island

Anyone visiting Capri Island for the first time should know one very important thing – – the best way to see Capri and Anacapri is on foot.  Wandering through the beautiful lanes and streets or along flower-lined pathways, the island has amazing landscape and breathtaking views.  The most beautiful views are only accessible by foot after you take a leisurely hike through the beautiful terrain to the top of one of the several mountains for a panoramic view from high above the sea.  However, Capri Island also has several forms of transportation that make getting from Capri to Anacapri, and everyone in between, simple and quick.

Buses – There is an extensive network of bus routes on the island that allows tourists to travel over most of the non-pedestrianized areas easily.  The buses run frequently during high season and times and schedules are posted at the main ticket office near the Piazzetta in Capri.  One of the best rides is the route that takes riders up the cliffs to Anacapri – – the best views are from the right side of the bus.

Taxis – Taxis are available throughout the island and are a fun way to zip from place to place, as many are open-top models that allow for great views.  Fares are priced by the taximeter; however, you can negotiate rates for taxi tours of Capri Island.

Funicular Railway – This is a fun way to travel when you arrive on the island.  The railway is about a five minute ride to the center of Capri and passes through the island’s terraced vegetable gardens and lemon groves.  It has excellent panoramic views and is a great way to arrive in the city.

Scooters – Renting a scooter is a great way to explore the island without depending on public transportation.  You can explore at your own pace, stopping whenever you wish and staying for as long as you want to enjoy the wonderful views around the island.

Monte Solaro Chairlift – This is a must for all visitors to Anacapri.  The 15-minute chairlift begins in Anacapri just steps from the Piazza Vittoria and Villa San Michele in the center of Anacapri.  The chairlift climbs to the highest point on the island, Monte Solaro summit, which is about 590 meters above sea level.  The ride3 provides the perfect view of historic Anacapri and the view from the summit is absolutely breathtaking.

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