Capri is one of those super amazing islands where all the celebs jet set to during the summer months. If the Amalfi coast wasn’t beautiful enough, Capri is definitely up there as well! The island of Capri is located in the Gulf of Naples, known for their rugged landscape, luxury beach resorts and high end shopping.
We had only spent a day here, however packed it with as much as possible to get the full Capri experience. We’ve highlighted our top things to do with only a day in Capri.
Piazzetta is one of the most famous parts of Capri, attracting thousands of people a day to the main square. Known for their many restaurants and bars, high end shops and historic buildings, this is definitely a first stop to take in the true culture of Capri. The four main restaurants in the square are all pretty similar is menus and pricing, so it’s really up to you with the style you like. All are open until 2am, which gives you the chance to sit at any time and people watch.
2. Monte Solaro
One of the best ways to get the perfect view of Capri is at the top of Monte Solaro, the highest point on the island. There’s a few different options on getting to the top depending on your time frame. You can either walk (40-60 minutes), or if you want the quickest way, there is a chair lift, which takes about 15 minutes. With the lift, you get some pretty amazing views on the way up, so you can sit back and snap photos without the worry of walking up.
3. Marina Piccola
With every island comes a beach, and Capri’s Marina Piccola does not disappoint. The beach is not located near the drop off area of all the ferries, which is probably a good thing to avoid overcrowding. You will need to take a bus or taxi to get to the pebble beach and crystal clear water. Here you will find locals sunbathing, relaxing and frolicking in the super clear water. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire as well as showers and bathroom facilities.
When we think of Capri, we think of high end boutique shops. The island is lined with designer stores including Fendi, Valentino, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, just to name a few! Plus shop at some of the best sandal makers, perfumeries and some of the best tailors the country has to offer. Make sure to head down to Via Camerelle for all the best of the best in shopping!
5. Blue Grotto
If you have the chance, I’d definitely recommend hiring a boat or planning a boat trip. Not only is it a great way to get a different perspective of the island, but you can also check out one of the best known natural sites, the Blue Grotto. This is a dark cave, where the sea glows a bright electric blue light, creating a stunning wow factor!
- Arrive as early as possible to beat the crowds. The first ferry usually leaves around 8:30am, which is about an hour ride to Capri.
- Last ferry usually leaves for Positano and Amalfi between 5:30pm – 7pm (depending on who you are traveling with).
- Be aware that during the summer months, the island is very busy with tourists and locals. Expect to wait for buses and taxi’s during these months
- Prices on the island are much higher than you would expect to pay on the main land.