Giardini di Augusto
Certosa di San Giacomo
This picturesque monastery is generally considered to be the finest remaining example of Caprese architecture and today houses a school,...
Piazza Umberto I
Located beneath the clock tower and framed by see-and-be-seen cafes, this showy, open-air salon is central to your Capri experience,...
Museo Cerio harbours a library of books and journals about the island (mostly in Italian) and a collection of locally found fossils.
Located under the arches, this place dates back to 1972, when brothers Brun and Gianni Lembo started playing the songs they learned from...
Time to pop the question, celebrate that anniversary or quell those pre-departure blues? The terrace here has stunning views over the...
Lonely Planet review
Get away from the Capri crowds by heading southwest from the Certosa di San Giacomo monastery where, at the end of Via G Matteotti, you'll come across the unexpected green oasis of the colourful Giardini di Augusto. Founded by the Emperor Augustus, you should spend a few minutes contemplating the breathtaking view from here: gaze ahead to the Isole Faraglioni and the three dramatic limestone pinnacles that rise vertically out of the sea.
Measuring 109m, 81m and 104m respectively, the pinnacles are home to a rare blue lizard that was once thought to be unique to the Faraglioni but has since been found on the Sicilian coast. While a picture of the lizards from here is sadly beyond the capacity of even the most sophisticated camera lens, a photo from here should still impress the folks back home. From the gardens, pretty and hairpin Via Krupp winds down to Marina Piccola and past a bust of Lenin overlooking the road from a nearby platform; no one seems to know who placed it here, or why.