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Capri Island
Emperors and sovereigns, sheiks and noblewomen, novelists and divas, painters and poets. All seduced by this magical island, by its infinite beauty and by its fascinating history. Rising up out of the sea just off the far end of the Sorrentine peninsula, the island of Capri has long been the Bay of Naples' most desirable, and glamorous destination. Preferred playground of the rich and famous since Roman times, Augustus found Capri's enchanting landscape the perfect antidote to the stresses of office; Tiberius even moved the imperial capital here, and transformed the island in magnificent theatre for his infamous "royal" revelries. In the early 1900's the island's name became synonymous with the moneyed and artistic elite who began to arrive on Capri’s shores. This was the time when, on the coast of Anacapri, the Grotta Azzurra was "discovered", adding yet another attraction to the island's long list of stunningly beautiful sites.

Tour suggested of 2 days and 1 nights starting from Rome, with the visit of the Island of Capri, the service is driver/guided and is individually personalized.
Capri Island most popular.
Blue Grotto: First explored by the German painters Kopish and Fries, the Blue Grotto is now famous throughout the world thanks to its impressive dimensions and the spectacular blue hues produced by the light being filtered by the water. The cave was already known to the Romans who used it as a maritime Nympheum of the Villa Gradola, positioned above the cavity; a use to which two statues found on the floor of the cave refiguring Poseidon and Triton and now housed in the museum of the Charterhouse of St Giacomo bare witness. Inside the Blue Cave, besides the display of blue light created by the water, there is an underground network of various cavities: the largest and most easily visible is the "Duomo Azzurro", a cavity measuring 60 meters in length in which one finds a platform built by the Romans, to the right of which there is the "Galleria dei Pilastri" and the "Sala dei Nomi", whilst to the left there are a series of passageways which most probably communicate with the nearby Guarracini cave. The Blue Cave is situated within the territory of Anacapri and can be reached both by sea from the port of Capri or by land.
Centro Caprese.
Founded by the engineer and writer Edwin Cerio, the Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio, and awarded status as a Moral Institution in 1949, was born from Cerio's desire to promote the historical, natural and artistic importance of Capri, with particular emphasis being given to the defence of the natural beauty of the island. In addition to a well stocked library, the Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio houses numerous collections: in one of which there are more than 20.000 naturalistic and archaeological exhibits collected by Ignazio Cerio; a herbarium with over 500 species; a collection of algae compiled by Oronzio Gabriele Costa and a naturalistic collection by Raffaello Bellini. The museum has rooms dedicated to four main areas: palaeontology and geology tracing the principal evolutionary stages of the island; zoology and botany, prehistory and proto history and archaeology.
Certosa di San Giacomo.
Dating back to 1371, the San Giacomo Charterhouse sits in the valley called Sama or Lama, on the southern side of the island, on land donated by Queen Giovanna 1st of Angiò to Count Giacomo Arcucci who built the edifice dedicated to San Giacomo there. Thanks to the work of the Carthusian Monks, the Charterhouse of St Giacomo acquired great economic power in the sixteenth century. The building was used as a prison and military arsenal before being handed over to the Ministry of Culture in 1936 under whose patronage a Town Library and an High School were created within the walls of the Charterhouse. The building also houses a museum where works of the painter Diefenbach are displayed and a number of archaeological exhibits including the two statues found in the Blue Grotto. On the site there is also a small church, a large cloister surrounded by the 12 cells of the Carthusian monks and a smaller.
In addition to becoming a symbol of the island, the Faraglioni rocks undoubtedly represent one of the most enchanting places on Capri, a natural monument created by three rock formations which were once a single extension of the Tragara promontory. The Faraglioni are made up of the Faraglione Stella, which is still attached to the island, the Faraglione di Mezzo, with a huge natural arch which can be passed through by boat, and the largest Faraglione, Lo Scapolo, which is home to numerous life forms, both vegetable and animal, including the blue lizard, endemic species which, due to the very particular and difficult living conditions, has assumed its famous blue coloring. Travelling southwards, immediately after Lo Scopolo, the seabed drops dramatically by 500 meters to settle at over 3500 meters below sea level. The area is of particular interest to divers who can observe numerous life forms, such as the yellow carpet formed by the colony of Celenterati which can be found at the base of the arch of the Faraglione di Mezzo.
Villa Damecuta.
Visitors can reach Villa Damecuta by bus or choose to go by foot, following a pleasant route from the center of Anacapri along via Pagliaro, and via Tuoro. This Roman residence was one of the twelve palaces believed to have been built on the island according to the wishes of the Emperor Tiberius. The remains of Villa Damecuta were uncovered in 1937 thanks to the work of the archaeologist Amadeo Maiuri, an iniative of the Swedish physician Axel Munthe. For Maiuri the villa's name derives from the Greek "Damo, Kyra or Kidas, whilst for many writers and historians the name is, rather, a vernacular transformation from the Latin "Domus Augustus". In comparison with other imperial villas, there is very little information available concerning the construction of Damecuta; it is believed that the building might have been the summer residence of Tiberius, due to its exposition to the sea and the favourable climate of the site, although it might well have been used as the abode of Emperor Augustus during his time spent on Capri.
Villa Jovis.
On the top of Mount Tiberio, over 300 meters above sea level, Villa Jovis dominates Capri and offers spectacular views over the gulf of Naples and Salerno. One of the most imposing residences built by the Emperor Tiberius, the complex was home to the emperor for many years, who elected it as his chosen refuge away from the chaotic city of Rome. The main nucleus of the site was comprised of cisterns which are still clearly visible today, in relation to which four principal zones were constructed: the royal apartments and the domus of Tiberius, the quarters of the court where official functions would have been held, the thermal baths, and the servants quarters. To the north of the building there is a sheer drop into the sea below which is named "Tiberius's leap", from where, legend would have it, that victims of the emperor were hurled. An important feature of the site of Villa Jovis was the lighthouse, used to communicate with Sorrento and Capo Miseno where the imperial fleet was docked. Today, on the highest terrace of Villa Jovis there is a little chapel with statue of Saint Maria del Soccorso.