Top things to do

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 Italian in Ischia

Il Focolare

A good choice for those seeking a little turf instead of surf, this is one of the island’s best-loved restaurants. Family run, homely and rustic, it has a solidly traditional meat-based menu with steaks, lamb cutlet…
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 Italian in Capri

La Palette

Local Caprese ingredients are combined into the most flavour-filled, creative dishes possible here. Expect the delights of zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, fresh and tangy octopus salad, and an aubergine parmi…
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…
Top Choice Italian in Capri Town

È Divino

Proudly eccentric (what other restaurant has a bed in its dining room?), this diligent purveyor of Slow Food is a precious secret to those who know it. Whether dining among lemon trees in the garden or among antique…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Capri Town

La Parisienne

First opened in 1906 (yes, that is not a misprint!), and best known for introducing Capri pants in the 1960s – famously worn by Audrey Hepburn, who bought them here – La Parisienne can run you up a made-to-measure p…