The Pearl of the
Gulf, with a shape of pregnant woman laying in the
sea, is the most famous island of the bay.
It has fascinated emperors, directors,
politicians, actors, philosophers
and normal people either by its wild beauty or by the dolce
vita you may always smell in the air.
It derives its name from the latin "caprae", meaning
goats that once here lived numerous.
Inhabited since the ancient time by Greeks, Capri
became famous under the Roman Empire with Ottaviano
who arrived here in 29 b.C. and wanted it for himself. Also
emperor Tiberio was in love with this island in fact he moved
here for ten years managing the Empire from his beautiful
Middle Ages was characterized by frequent Saracens'
invasions and by the construction of the walls and the castle
to protect the inhabitants.
The island then follow the story of Naples
passing under the dominion of Angioins, Borbons
and finally annexed to the Reign of Italy (1860).
Capri is ideal for combining a high profile cultural visit
with a glamour one as you can always come across one of the
many VIPs who show up here.
Greek time left the polygonal walls near the Piazzetta
and the Fenician Stair that link Anacapri
to Marina Grande.
Roman period left some beautiful villas among those we like
to cite Villa Jovis and Villa Damecuta.
Worthy of a visit the Natural Arch and the
Certosa di San Giacomo (XIV cent.).
Impossible not to remember the existence of the Grotta
Azzurra, “discovered” in XIX century
and brought to a huge fame through the sevral descriptions
made by artists, poets and writers who have visited it.