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Capri Island

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 16, 2009 4:32:14 PM

Capri is one of the most charming and famous island of the Gulf of Naples; mix of history, nature, worldliness, culture and events that daily blend together and bring the Legend of Capri to life; a legend that sees no comparison anywhere in the world. Famous for its wonderful natural beauty, deep-rooted history, mild climate and bright landscape, the island of Capri is a favorite destination for international tourists.The island was first Greek and later Roman. When Caesar Augustus visited it in 29 B.C., he was the first to build a villa here. Tiberius, his successor, lived here from 27 to 37 A.D. After Tiberius, other emperors stayed on Capri and until the 7th century A.D. it was visited and inhabited by Roman nobles.From the mid-19th century onwards, following the "rediscovery" of the Blue Grotto, Italian and foreign visitors flocked to the island, attracted by the climate, the inhabitants' hospitality and the colours and magnetic atmosphere of the places. Artists, intellectuals, writers, exiles, eccentrics and wealthy visitors chose it as their permanent or seasonal residence, contributing to form the highly varied cosmopolitan international colony that has made the name of Capri famous throughout the world.

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Last updated Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:37:09 PM


Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:22:14 PM

Anacapri is smaller and more quiet town than Capri, with gracious streets, white houses immersed in green, tranquil and elegant hotels. The most important monument is the San Michele Church, built in the 1700's and designed by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro, it has a beautiful majolica pavement. This is where the famous Villa San Michele is, built on roman ruins by Axel Munthe, the Swedish doctor and author, who lived on the island for 50 years. The author set his novel, "The Story of San Michele", her, helping to spead the fame of the isle of Capri. The elegant and original villa is furnished with pieces...

Last updated Thursday, March 4, 2010 4:32:57 PM



Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:22:00 PM

The hub of town, characterized by homes with terraces and pergolas, is the famous "piazzetta", nickname of the tiny Umberto I Square, the open-air salon of tourists and high society life. The Baroque church of Santo Stefano dominates the square, with its arabesque cupola and priceless Roman pavement, transplanted from Villa Jovis. To the right is Palazzo Cerio, dating back to 1372. The complex of the Certosa di San Giacomo is one of the finest examples of Caprese architecture. Built in the 1300's and expanded in the 1600's, it has a gorgeous view of the Faraglioni. In spite of the numerous reconstructions,...

Last updated Thursday, March 4, 2010 4:22:28 PM


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