Capri, a small island made of limestone carved with steep cliffs and caves, has been considered for centuries a gem of the Mediterranean Sea. Going back to the past, the island has been occupied by Greeks, Romans, Western and Eastern emperors, as well as pirates and tyrants. The splendid Isle of Capri rises from the Tyrrhenian Sea and greets the Sorrentine Peninsula. Having become famous with the discovery of its Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra in 1826, Capri is a place of legend that continues to be a main destination for travelers, stars and intellectuals.
In the 1950s, Capri was the official home to la dolce vita, especially during the summer season, when the jet-set and world-famous personalities populated it. Above all, it was Jacqueline Kennedy who stamped Capri with her own style: although rope sandals already were the epitome of Capri fashion, Jackie O took things a step further and instead went barefoot! This gorgeous paradise, besides being the stomping ground for illustrious personages, is internationally-known for its natural beauties, its millenary history, temperate climate, and luminous landscapes.
Be sure not to miss a visit by motor boat or smaller watercraft to the Blue Grotto; 25 meters wide, its name derives from the marvelous color of the seabeds reflecting inside the grotto. Gaze at the panorama along the ample harbor of Marina Grande, both the port and departure point for the Island’s funicular that, in 12 minutes, makes its way up to Capri’s top.