From Positano to Capri, a fairytale excursion!

Are you spending your holidays in the enchanting paradise of the Amalfi Coast? This is a place where everything has its own charm, so that it leaves you with the feeling of never wanting to leave.

Staying at Villa Fiorentino in Positano, you have the opportunity to move and visit other places that have the same charm. One of these is Capri, the blue island that smells of salt and lemons.

How to get from Positano to Capri?

If you want to reach Capri from Positano, you can do it in several ways:

  • By renting a private boat with sailor, in this way you can enjoy a beautiful day in perfect autonomy. It is always advisable to hire with a sailor, both for greater safety, being an often rough stretch of sea and because in this way the place to moor the boat is always found.
  • By taking the hydrofoil, the Amalfi Coast is well connected with hydrofoils, generally these runs are active from April to October, there are no precise and fixed dates, because everything depends on the weather conditions. And also, from the month Easter falls, this date is important in the tourism sector because it establishes the beginning of the tourist season.
  • By participating in an organized excursion, there are many organized tours on the Amalfi Coast to visit Capri. You can choose to share the gozzo, which is a typical wooden boat with other people, and visit the island, or to participate in a mini-cruise on a ferry.

What to visit in Capri? Let’s find out!

Capri is an island rich in architectural beauty and a beautiful viewpoint. There are so many things you can visit in Capri, and even if you only stay for one day, don’t worry, you can do it! Let’s go and discover them.

La Grotta Azzurra

Whose name derives from the color of the waters. A sea so crystalline that when the weather is good you can see the little fishes swimming. The entrance to the cave is not very high, so when you cross it you have to lie down on the boat. You can only enter the cave with small boats that can carry a maximum of four people. The cave tour takes only five minutes, but it’s really worth it!

I Faraglioni

A true symbol of the island, whose name derives from the Greek Pharos. It is said that in this place large fires were lit to illuminate the way for those who sailed. They are three large boulders of rock, which emerge from the sea, can be reached by boat. On average, the Faraglioni measure 100 meters, the highest reaches 109 meters.

The central one is characterized by a cavity that can be crossed with the boat, and is the lowest. A little curiosity, each of them has a name, the one that connects to the coast, is called Faraglione di terra or Stella, the central one Faraglione di Mezzo or Saetta, and the outermost one, Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo; the famous blue lizard lives on the latter.

Boat tour CapriMonte Solaro

It is the highest point of Capri at 589 meters, a beautiful “terrace” to admire the island and beyond, the gaze reaches as far as the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Gulf of Naples and the islands “dei Galli”. And if the weather is good you can get a glimpse of the Gulf of Salerno.

The mountain can be reached either on foot, in a travel time of about an hour, crossing a path that goes from Piazza della Pace to Anacapri. Or with the chairlift that starts from Piazza Vittoria and reaches the summit in just 12 minutes. While not reaching very high points, it is not suitable for children. On the mountain there are several species of birds and the flora and fauna are typical of the Mediterranean.

Here you can visit the remains of the Castle of Barbarossa and the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella. The best time of year to go to the mountain is spring, where nature manifests all its splendor.

La Piazzetta di Capri

Piazza Umberto 1 was once the market square, but today it represents the social life of Capri. It is the place from which the main roads to visit Capri wind. Renowned for shopping and designer boutiques is Via Camerelle. Here you can visit a small museum with library, the Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio, inside which there are naturalistic and architectural finds, evidence of the history of the island.

Villa Jovis

It is a Villa built in the 1st century a.C. that the emperor Tiberius dedicated to Jupiter. Together with this, the Roman emperor had other residences built here. Today it is possible to visit what remains of it thanks to the intervention in 1932 by Amedeo Maiuri, director at the time of the Archaeological Museum of Naples, who recovered it.


It is a municipality located at the foot of Monte Solaro, and it is from here that the chairlift leaves to reach the mountain. From Anacapri you can also take the path that leads to the Blue Grotto.

A set of alleys, squares, beaches and places of historical importance such as the Church of San Michele Arcangelo, which deserve to be visited. And again, the Red House, which was once the home of American Colonel John Clay Mackowen, also deserves a visit. Today, however, inside there is an exhibition of paintings depicting Anacapri and Capri made between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and a rich collection of archaeological finds found in the Blue Grotto.

Anacapri: Church of San Michele Capri is all this, but even much more, a wonderful sea with crystal clear water, which deserves a nice swim. And in addition, culinary delicacies that attract even the most refined palates. You cannot leave the island without having tasted typical dishes of the area, such as the famous Caprese, that is fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, olive oil, salt and oregano, the Caprese cake, prepared with a mixture of cocoa and almonds and for finish the Limoncello, the Capri liqueur par excellence, obtained from the maceration in ethyl alcohol of the famous Capri lemons.

So what are you waiting for? Backpack on and off for a tour of this wonderful island!

Faraglioni of Capri Island