Capri Holidays 2019 / 2020
A glamorous island resort in southern Italy’s Campania region, Capri is the holiday destination of choice for the rich and famous.
Capri’s beautiful countryside, quaint cafés, high-fashion boutiques and luxury villas just ooze sophistication and opulence.
But the lush island’s white-washed architecture, sun-dappled terraces, citrus trees and secluded aquamarine coves also have a special appeal for families, couples and solo travellers. And you’ll be surprised at the cheap holidays to Capri we have available.
Consider staying near the Bay of Salerno in Capri Town, or reserve a room in a luxury boutique hotel in sleepy Anacapri, perched on a hilltop with panoramic views. In between these two main settlements are rugged coastal trails that look like they've come out of a painting, just waiting to be explored.
Capri holidays in 2019 will take you on a memorable journey through sun, sand and unparalleled luxury. When you visit Capri, you’ll never forget the sun-filled days and long, relaxed evenings, not to mention the fine dining at some of the world’s top restaurants.
Nicknamed the “the drawing room of the world”, the Piazzetta town square is where socialites, Hollywood stars, and European royalty come to see and be seen. One of the most popular things to do in Capri is to spot celebrities – from a respectable distance, of course.
- The plaza buzzes on warm summer nights, when tourists and well-dressed regulars alike are drawn into the festive, glamorous atmosphere. And at the centre of it all is the island’s Clock Tower, one of the largest in Italy.
- Many of Capri’s top attractions are just steps away from the central Piazzetta, including an Italianate columned-terrace overlooking the vast Bay of Naples.
- You can take a climb up the stairs to the beautiful Cathedral of Santo Stefano, which dates back to the 17th century, or view the ornate architecture of the Palazzo Arcucci.
- If you feel like a bit of peace and quiet, though, head just outside Capri Town for a stroll among the orange groves, narrow cobblestoned lanes, Roman ruins, and enchanting villas; or explore the beautiful aquamarine depths of the blue grotto.
- You can also shop to your heart’s content in the designer boutiques, including Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
From Michelin-Star-rated restaurants to gelato stands, holidays in Capri take you to culinary heaven.
- The Amalfi Coast is famous for its traditional, wood-fired pizza, and Capri is no exception to the rule. One of the best restaurants in Capri, and a must-visit culinary destination, is the Aurora Pizzeria, which has been serving visitors for over a century in its elegant surroundings.
- You can choose from traditional pizzas or more contemporary and innovative fare – we won’t spoil it, but trust us; there are tastes here that you have to experience. All meals, of course, are expertly paired with the finest Italian wine.
- And don’t forget, the traditional “Caprese” salad, a combination of mozzarella, tomato and basil, originated here.
- Naturally, Capri’s proximity to the sea ensures that the catch of the day is fresh, usually served with lemons straight off the trees surrounding you. And you’re also spoiled for choice when you look for restaurants in Capri with a view.
- Lemons are also put to good use in the local liqueur, limoncello – the perfect way to top off a delicious evening meal.
There are plenty of family-orientated things to do in Capri. The beaches and sunshine make it a natural kids’ paradise.
- Marina Grande is the most popular family spot, especially at the shallower end of the beach. At high tide, the kids are often seen exploring the rock pools in search of treasure in the sand.
- Boat trips are also a huge hit with younger visitors, whether they sail out to the mysterious cavern of the Blue Grotto or a have self-guided sailing excursion around the island’s coves.
- With all the beaches and gelato cafes around, holidays in Capri create memories that will endure for a very long time.
- You and the family are likely to go most places on foot, as the island is largely pedestrian. That means adults and children alike can stroll quite safely.
- In fact, some areas are even completely closed to traffic, like Capri town’s historic centre, the area around the Piazzetta, and much of Anacapri.
- Capri has warm, sunny weather for much of the year, and families can generally spend most of their holidays outdoors. There are several play parks, just in case you and the kids want to get off the beach for a bit.
Culture vultures will feel right at home in Capri.
- There are upscale contemporary art galleries and incredible antique shops aplenty.
- You can also experience the spectacular remnants of the ancient Roman Empire. Capri was a favourite destination for Emperor Tiberius, who built a few holiday homes of his own here.
- One of the most well-preserved of Tiberius’ homes is Villa Jovis, built in the first century. It’s perched on the edge of a cliff and can only be accessed via a set of steep stone steps. You can wander through its corridors and passageways and travel back in time to see what life was like thousands of years ago.
- The San Giacomo Charterhouse is yet another prime historical destination. It’s been a convent, a school and a prison over the centuries, and it's an excellent example of Baroque architecture. There’s a museum inside, which will tell you all you need to know.
- Architecture fans won’t want to miss chapels like the Church of San Costanzo, a Byzantine construction surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Surrounded by dazzling Mediterranean waters, Capri’s beaches are an enticing sight to behold. Hotels on the beaches in Capri can make for unforgettable accomodation.
- You can grab refreshments at one of the beach clubs, which also have safe swimming areas, or visit Marina Piccola – one of the island’s premier beach destinations.
- Marina Piccola beaches are pebbly, rather than sandy, and their crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming.
- Framed by the beautiful Faraglioni rock formations, Marina Piccola is where Odysseus is said to have been bewitched by sirens in Homer’s classic epic “the Odyssey”, and you can now rent a cabana space and enjoy a cool drink, or go bathing in the warm water in this mythical place.
- You can venture out to Faro Beach in Anacapri, just underneath the island’s historical lighthouse. It’s probably the best place on the island to watch the sunset, with a fiery display of orange and pink tones illuminating the sea.
- There are two beach clubs at Faro Beach, and they're well worth a visit. The Lido del Faro and Da Antonio both offer outdoor seating where you can soak up the views with a cool cocktail.
Cosmopolitan Capri never disappoints when the sun goes down. You can start by hobnobbing with the beautiful people in one of many sophisticated cocktail bars and chichi open-air terraced taverns.
- The in-crowd is often found at La Piazzetta for a pre-dinner drink. The Piccolo Bar was the first bar to open in Piazzetta, and is a famous meeting place for a refreshing aperitif as you watch the glamorous crowds sashay by in their designer outfits.
- The corridor between Piazzetta and Quisisana is lined with nightclubs and bars, as are are the side streets off Via Le Botteghe.
- L’Anema e Core is a local institution, known for its live music and party-ready crowds. A wait in the sometimes-long line snaking out of the door is worth it when you get in.
- Capri’s nightlife is busiest on the weekend and during the main season for Capri holidays – from July to August.
- On weekdays, you can enjoy a slightly more subdued nightspot, like one of Capri’s intimate jazz clubs or café terraces.
Vibrant sunsets, cliff-side walking trails, sheltered beaches and gourmet dining make Capri a romantic haven for couples. There’s no shortage of romantic things to do in Capri.
- You can start your romantic holiday in Capri with a boat ride around the island and explore its hidden coves, where you’ll probably find your own private beach.
- You’re spoiled for choice as far as romantic accommodation is concerned, whether you stay in a sprawling Roman-style villa or an intimate BnB overlooking the Mediterranean.
- Anacapri is tranquil and serene, making it ideal for a cosy couples’ getaway. You can also take a ferry day trip to the mainland and explore Naples’ legendary pizza parlours or the astonishing Pompeii ruins.
- You and your love can also relax by the pool and soak up the sun, or visit a rural restaurant for a true, rustic farm-to-table experience.
- At night, you can choose from lively dance clubs or laid-back outdoor cafes, where you can indulge in a glass of bubbly or a classy cocktail, and watch the stylish locals stroll by.
People also ask
What is Capri famous for?
Capri is a prestigious island getaway where celebrities on yachts are often spotted. It’s known for great weather, unparalleled natural beauty, fine cuisine, incredible shopping and beautiful blue oceans.
How do you get around in Capri?
There’s a choice of public transport available in Capri. The orange buses are the most common and easiest way to get around. Just buy your ticket in advance at the port in Marina Grande, next to the Piazzetta in Capri town. The road system is world-class, so taxis are easy to get, or you could rent a scooter.
How do you get to Capri?
There aren’t direct flights to the island of Capri. But if you fly in to Naples Airport (NAP), you can catch a ferry to the island.
Which airport do you fly into for Capri?
Naples International Airport (NAP).
How long is the boat ride from Capri to mainland Italy?
The Capri-Naples ferry takes around 45 minutes.