Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Castello Aragonese

There are castles and then there’s Ischia’s Castello Aragonese, a veritable fort-city set on its own craggy islet, looking like a cross between Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and Mont Saint Michel. While Syracusan tyrant G…
Top Choice Historic Building in Capri

Villa Lysis

This beautifully melancholic art-nouveau villa is set on a clifftop on Capri’s northeast tip and was the one-time retreat of French poet Jacques d’Adelsward-Fersen, who came to Capri in 1904 to escape a gay sex scan…
Top Choice Ruins in Capri

Villa Jovis

Villa Jovis was the largest and most sumptuous of 12 Roman villas commissioned by Roman Emperor Tiberius (AD14–37) on Capri, and his main island residence. A vast complex, now reduced to ruins, it famously pandered …
Top Choice Gardens in Forio & the West Coast

La Mortella

A symphony of plants, La Mortella (the myrtles) is the former home and gardens of the late British composer, William Walton (1902–83), and his Argentine wife, Susana. Designed by Russell Page and inspired by the Moo…
Top Choice Museum in Anacapri & Around

Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe

The former home of Swedish doctor, psychiatrist and animal-rights advocate Axel Munthe, San Michele di Axel Munthe should be included on every visitor’s itinerary. Built on the site of the ruins of a Roman villa, th…
Top Choice Cable Car in Anacapri & Around

Seggiovia del Monte Solaro

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 y…
Church in Anacapri & Around

Chiesa di San Michele

Anacapri’s chief building is famous for its handsome floor, a veritable work of art depicting the Adam and Eve story in multicoloured tiles. So masterful is the detail that the floor of the hexagonal church has been…
Beach in Marina Grande

Bagni di Tiberio

This pebble beach is home to the island's most popular beach club (entry €20), where you can swim amid the ruins of a Roman villa. It's a 10-minute walk or a short boat ride from Marina Grande.
Cave in Capri

Grotta Azzurra

Capri’s most famous attraction is the Grotta Azzurra, an unusual sea cave illuminated by an other-worldly blue light. The easiest way to visit is to take a boat tour from Marina Grande; tickets include the return bo…
Monastery in Capri Town

Certosa di San Giacomo

Founded in 1363, this substantial monastery is generally considered to be the finest remaining example of Caprese architecture and today houses a school, a library, a temporary exhibition space and a museum with som…