July 29, 2018: People riding up the mountain chair lift in Capri.
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Seggiovia del Monte Solaro

Top choice in Capri

Sitting in an old-fashioned chairlift above the white houses, terraced gardens and hazy hillsides of Anacapri as you rise to the top of Capri's highest mountain, the silence broken only by a distant dog barking or your own sighs of contentment, has to be one of the island's most sublime experiences. The ride takes an all-too-short 13 minutes, but when you get there, the views, framed by dismembered classical statues, are outstanding.

There’s a cafeteria serving snacks, drinks and ice creams at the top.

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