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Listed under Islands in The Amalfi Coast, Italy.

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Situated in the Bay of Naples, the legendary isle of Capri is only a short ride by hydrofoil from Sorrento. Capri has been famous among pleasure-seekers ever since Emperor Tiberius spent his last years here in a state of perpetual overindulgence; the ruins of his pleasure palace can be visited today. Capri's most popular tourist attraction, the fabled Blue Grotto, lives up to its reputation but usually very crowded with tour boats. A chairlift ride to the summit of Mount Solaro offers great views over the island and across the Bay of Naples; you can also peer straight down a sheer 2,000 foot limestone cliff to the sea. April is the prettiest time to visit, with flowers and fruit trees in full bloom. A boat cruise around the island takes in the spectacular scenery of tall cliffs and caves. There is a very pretty hike to Arco Naturale, a beautiful work of natural sculpture, and from there along the rugged coast. Capri is also justifiably famous for its cuisine.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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“Capri: Steven Berkoff soaks up the enduring appeal of the Italian island”

By Steven Berkoff for The Telegraph First Published 27 Sep 2009 How can I begin to describe the island of Capri? "Capricious" – playful, unpredictable? Or, how about "capricciosa", a rather delicious pizza? Maybe it's a little… Read more...

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“One Capri for 'Only Visiting' and One for 'Don't Even Ask'”

Few specks of land yield as much romance as Capri, the fabled island that rises like a mirage from the Bay of Naples, just off the Sorrento peninsula of southern Italy. Read more...

Written by press. New York Times 24 July 2005

“Lyrical charm in Capri”

I had wanted to visit Capri ever since I first heard Noël Coward's wonderful song about the matronly English widow "who discovered in the nick of time that life was for living". Read more...

Written by press. The Independent, 12 July 2008

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It was an eventful crossing. The ferry is how the locals travel. You just go to the dock and purchase tickets. The ferrys run several times during the day and schedules are posted. I would not recommend waiting to catch the last ferry off the island if a storm is coming. You may get stuck on the island!

Go by ferry!

It costs about $40.00 usd to take a ferry from Naples to Capri. A storm came along and we got stuck there over night. This was not a bad thing! I can see how this place inspired Pablo Nerudo to write poetry.

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Thanks for the suggestion. Sounds like you had a pretty eventful crossing. Is this the way local people would do it?

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