Capri, Province of Napoli, Campania
- Population: about 7,100 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 80073
- Dialing Area Code: +39 081
- Patron Saint: St. Constantius of Aquino, celebrated on May 14
- Frazioni & Localities: Marina Grande.
How to reach it
History - Antiquity
Tacitus records that there were twelve Imperial villas in Capri (or Capreae, as it was spelled in Latin). Augustus's successor Tiberius also built a series of villas at Capri, the most famous of which is the Villa Jovis, one of the best preserved Roman villas in Italy. In 27, Tiberius permanently moved to Capri, running the Empire from there until his death in 37 AD.
History - the Middle Ages
History - from the Renaissance onward
Joachim Murat conquered Capri in 1808, and the French remained here until the end of the Napoleonic era (1815), when he was given back to the Bourbon ruling house of Naples. In the 2nd half of the 19th century, Capri became a popular resort for european artists, writers and other celebrities.
What to see
- The Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas.
- The 'Faraglioni', limestone masses that stand out of the sea.
- The central Piazzetta, lined with luxury boutiques, restaurants, and paparazzi chasing celebrities.
- The ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.