So often, clients protest: we don’t want to spend two weeks “stuck” on an island, even if that island is Capri. Well, we hope that the following Sample Itinerary will convince you otherwise. “Stuck”? We wish we were so lucky!
Arrive and get settled. If you arrive in July and August, don’t freak out at the mobs crowding the dock area: Initially, you’ll wonder what in the name of God you’ve done! Once you get away from there, all will be OK.
Capri village. Morning: shops and views. Lunch in a resturant in the village. Afternoon: delightful walk to the Carthusian Monastery, the Gardens of Augustus, and down the scenic Via Krupp to Marina Piccola. If weather permits, take a swim. Taxi or minibus back up to town.
Excursion by boat around the island. Dinner at Paolino. Dessert or after-dinner drinks in an open-air coffee bar in the world-famous piazzetta.
Anacapri: Villa San Michele and the chairlift up to the top of Monte Solaro. Walk down. Lunch or dinner at La Rondinella.
Excursion to Naples – the old city (Spaccanapoli), where everyone will tell you not to go, but it’s fantastic. Great pizza. Three unmissable sights: the cloister of Santa Chiara; the statue of the Veiled Christ in the deconsecrated church of San Severo; the National Archaeological Museum.
Day at the seaside: Faro or Marina Piccola. Rent a chair, order Campari, relax and ogle.
Day at home. Dinner at Il Cucciolo between Anacapri and the Blue Grotto, finishing up with a limoncello made with the lemons of Capri.
From Piazza Caprile at Anacapri, leisurely walk down to the Blue Grotto. Take the crazy excursion into the Grotto itself. Afternoon lounging at the Nettuno snack bar/beach club.
By hydrofoil for a day’s outing to Sorrento or Positano.
Long walk to the Villa Jovis, one of the Emperor Tiberius’ many villas on Capri. After exploring the ruins, walk back and have lunch at La Savardina. Afternoon recovering at home.
Hire a boat of your own for a half- or full-day private excursion around the island. Ask Vacanza Bella about this. We can put you in touch with the right guides.
Walk from Anacapri to the Belvedere Migliara, a famous viewpoint. Then walk partway back to Gelsomina for lunch. After lunch Gelsomina has a pool for a refreshing afternoon away from the more crowded seaside.
Hydrofoil to Sorrento, train to Pompeii for the day.
Strenuous but wonderful walk (be sure to do it clockwise!) to the Arco Naturale, the Grotta di Matermania, down past the Faraglioni and Punta Tragara back up to Capri village. Lunch at Le Grottelle. You’ll need a drink in the piazzetta after this excursion!