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About...................................................................... 1

Geo Facts.............................................................. 2

Getting There......................................................... 3

Island Food............................................................ 5

Where To Eat.......................................................... 7

What To Do............................................................ 9


Capri is a small Italian island located approxiamtely 5km from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, residing in the region of Campania. It has been a luxury resort since the days of the Roman Republic.Capri is known in Greek mythology as the isle of the sirens, noted in the story The Odyssey. Capri is to this day a luxury vacation spot to the world’s elite. It is not uncommon to see paparzzi chasing celebrities. Modern day sirens, including as Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, and Eva Mendes, can now been seen basking in the luxury that is Capri.

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Square Acres: 2,560 acres Highest Point: 1,920 feet Maximum Width: 1.7 miles Minimum Width: .75 miles Distance Around: 10.5 miles Average Temperature: January....................48 July...................................... 77 February...................48.5 August............................. 77.5 March.......................53 September......................... 71 April...........................57 October........................... 64.5 May...........................65.6 November.......................... 56 June..........................72.5 December....................... 49.5


Capri makes a great day trip, so there are a few options as far as how you choose to get to the island, however some would be recommended over others. FERRY Year round ferry services can be taken from Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia. In the summer you can also take a ferry from Positano, Amalfi, Salerno, and Ischia, but these are less frequent. Ferry times can be easly viewed online. A ferry ride takes approxiamately 80 minutes to get to the island, the time is well spent because along the way you get one of the most spectacular views of the Amalfi coast.

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In addition to the regular ferry there is a rapid ferry service available dpearting from Callata Porta di Massa. A fast ferry typically takes about 50 minutes.


HYDROFOIL A hydrfoil is a quicker option to get to the island, however, it does not fare so well on everyone’s stomachs. A hydrofoil is a boat that obtains such speed that it moves on top of the water, but when it is wavy this can cause a bouncing effect. There are employees walking around handing out bags because it is so common to become ill during this trip. It definitely is an experience though, almost like a roller coaster. Hydrofoils depart from Molo Beverello. Tickets can be bought at the port and times can be found online. Travel time is usually about 40 minutes, making it the quickest option by sea.

HELICOPTER Helicopters are the fastest, most comfortable, and most scenic way of getting to Capri. However, they are also the priciest way. A flight from Naples to Capri takes approxiamtely 20 minutes.

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Many savory foods come from the island of Capri. Most recipes include seafood because being an sialnd, there is an abundance of fish surrounding the area. One dish that is found very commonly that many people may not know is from Capri is the Caprese salad. It is made from sliced tomatoes and fiordilatte (Campanian mozzarella), whole fresh basil leaves, and toppoed off with virgin olive oil.

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When it comes to meat, the most authentic dish found in Capri would be the wild quail, prepared with wine sauce. To top off the meal, Capri is very well known, as is the rest of Italy, for their wine. Th most famous wine stemming from Capri is the Capri bianco, a white wine that pairs well with crustaceans. One of the more famous dishes traditional to Capri is stuffed


calamari. Another is Capri style ravioli, which is a thin sheet of homemade pasta that encloses a caciotta cheese, parmesan, and marjoram filling.

Menus offer a large selection of

fish

including crustaceons.

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On the dessert menu, Capri is notorious for the traditional Caprese cake, made form chocolate and almonds.


The histroic city center of Capri, Pizzaetta de Capri, is one of the best places to find great restaurants and bistros. The other place to look is along the coast.

Many restaurants

are located right on the waterfront, giving you not only delectable food, but a beautful backdrop to your dinner as well.

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Features a terrace overlooking the Bay of Marina Piccola and a breathtaking view of the Faraglioni rocks.

Located right ont he edge of a cliff. Nighttime offers a particularly romantic atmosphere with the flickering lights from the boats.

9 ZiqĂš offers the age old recipes of Capri, but adds a contemporary twist. Located at Hotel Villa Marina Capri.

Bar, restaurant, and pizzeria. Isidoro’s buffet menu allows you to sample a wide variety of traditional Caprese food.


Once you have gotten to Capri, getting around the island is quite simple. Everything is within reasonable walking distance, but if you would prefer, taxis can be picked up and Marina Grande, Marina Piccolla, and Piazzetta di Capri.

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There are plenty of beaches and bathing spots where you can relax. Also located nearby to beaches are bars and retaurants for when you get hungry.

Also known as the Blue Grotto. Visitors travel by boat into the grotto. The water filters the light coming in and absorbs the red tones leaving only the blue.

They say you haven’t seen Capri until you’ve seen it by sea. Boats can be rented indivdually or with a guide and a tour lasts about 2 hours but can be extended if wanted.

Gardens and footpaths literally leading one down to the sea. The hairpin turns of Via Krupp allow you to take in the most breathtaking panoramas.

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The Magic of Capri  

An insider's guide to the island of Capri, off of the coast of Italy.

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