Chiesa di San Michele
If you appreciate the colour, intricate patterns and historical tradition of antique majolica tiles, check out this stunning church. The...
Seggiovia del Monte Solaro
A fast and painless way to reach Capri’s highest peak, the Seggiovia del Monte Solaro chairlift whisks you to the top of the mountain in...
Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe
The former home of self-aggrandising Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, San Michele di Axel Munthe should be included on every visitor’s...
It’s not that flashy but the position of the delightful Caffè Michelangelo, on a street flanked by tasteful shops and near two lovely...
Trattoria Il Solitario
This is the nearest you will get to being invited in to someone’s home. Tables are set in a small backyard with lemon trees and...
Lonely Planet review
The striking Moroccan-style ‘Red House’ was built by an American colonel, John Clay MacKown, in 1876. Constructed around a 16th-century defensive tower, the building houses an eclectic collection of 19th-century paintings, including some evocative scenes of Capri by Gonsalvo Carelli (1818–1900), and by French painter Eduard Alexandre Sain, who really captures the spirit of 19th century Capri in spirited works such as the ‘Wedding in Capri’.
The museum also houses a colossal 1st century Roman statue discovered during excavations of the Blue Grotto in the early 19th century.