“One of the magnetic points of the earth”. That is how the writer and painter Alberto Savinio described Capri, one of the most famous islands on earth.
This immense cliff that rises from the abysses is a true miracle combining earth, sky, sea and light. The marine grottoes, the Faraglioni with their extraordinary shapes, the green of the vegetation on the steep rocky slopes, the incomparable scenery, the mix of nature, art, culture, and jet-set society, make this most dreamed of and celebrated island of them all. Capri has enchanted writers, poets, musicians and painters.
Many are the producers that have chosen this as set for their films, and many are the famous stars that have filled the tables of its celebrated little square, “la piazzetta”. One of the first admirers of the island was the Emperor Tiberius, who lived here during the last years of his life. The true vocation of the island was discovered in the mid 1800’s, when visitors from all over the world chose it as their home, forming a cosmopolitan colony that has spread the myth of Capri and the Blue Grotto. The most important town on the island is Capri, accessible from the dock of the Marina Grande by bus, taxi or chair-lift.