The Island of Capri

The Island of Capri is an island in Italy that is well-known for its mild weather, it’s amazing Mediterranean cuisine, its long, rich history, and its abundance of natural beauty.  Capri consists of two separate towns, which include Capri and Anacapri.  Both towns have much to offer the visitor in the way of everything that you would expect on a vacation to Italy.  The island is ideally located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and is not far from popular spots such as the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and Pompeii.  Many visitors take day trips to these places and still make it back to Capri by evening.  Being that the Island dates back to ancient Roman times there is plenty to see in the way of history.  There are a number of examples of Roman architecture that remain intact and this is one of the most cited reasons for visiting Capri.  In fact, the Island of Capri is home to a Roman villa that is often described as one of the best preserved in all of Italy.  Add to that the fact that Capri is home to some of the most amazing beaches and scenery, and you will be hard pressed to find a reason not to plan a vacation in either Capri or Anacapri.
In addition to being characterized by beautiful scenery, there are a number of other reasons to visit Capri.  Many visitors come to Capri to enjoy one of the many festivals held throughout the year, and in fact a number of famous people have been said to visit the island for exactly these reasons.  Some of the most popular annual festivals include the Capri International Film Festival, the Capri Tango Festival, the Festival of San Costanzo, the Festival of Sant’ Antonio, and Settembrata Anacaprese.

The hardest part about planning your trip to the Island of Capri will be deciding whether to stay in Capri or Anacapri.  Either one will afford you a wonderfully relaxing vacation, and regardless of where you decide to stay you will want to be sure to visit both of the towns on Capri.

Capri

The town of Capri is characterized by designer shops, exclusive beaches, and star studded places to eat.  Visitors and natives gather in the center of the town at the Piazzetta in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings to meet.  Capri is a bit busier than Anacapri, with more to do in the evenings and closer access to the beaches.

Anacapri

The town of Anacapri is smaller but no less spectacular, with plenty of Mediterranean style restaurants and more casual places to eat.  For those that are looking for more outdoor adventures and history, the best option for staying on the Island of Capri is Anacapri.  Also, Anacapri tends to be a bit quieter and more relaxing than Capri.

Once you visit the Capri Island it will not take much for you to see why the island has become such a popular destination in Italy since the 1950’s.  There are few places left in Italy, or even the rest of the world, that have been left so untouched by the 21st century fast-paced societies.  This is why so many people visit the island and why you will surely enjoy your stay on the Capri Island.

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