This tour includes an English-speaking guide (private - only for you) for 6/7 hours - jet-foil for Capri - tickets up/down of the cable-car
THE LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED.
Meet with our English-speaking guide by the harbour at Sorrento (or Naples). After an introduction and a briefing, guests are taken to the jetfoil (or the catamaran), that arrives on the island 20-25 minutes later (from Sorrento) or 45-50 minutes from Naples. Once there, the guide gathers everybody and heads for the funicolare (cable car) where guests will be taken for a three-minute ride, up to the main village of the island, Capri town - some waiting may occur during peak season.
Capri is sought after especially for its beautiful views, the clear and blue sea and the mild climate. The island was famous for these features since the first century of the Roman Empire: at Capri on can find the architecture of the Augustean and Tiberian age that celebrates their glories, inserting those villas in the unrepeatable landscape and in the triumph of the Mediterranean light.
Famous all over the world, the island of Capri is located in the waters just off Punta Campanella that marks the end of the Gulf of Naples near Sorrento. In the Palaeolithic era the island was actually connected to the Sorrento peninsula, from which it was detached in subsequent periods due to movements of the earth's crust; today it is about 5 km away from the mainland. The limestone nature of the island is evident in the steep rocky walls, in many striking natural cavities and in the cusps of the famous Faraglioni, which constitute an appendix of Capri island.
The area was already inhabited in the Palaeolithic age and it is sure there was a Greek presence on the island, even though it is difficult to say exactly when. In Roman times, the island was particularly appreciated by the emperor Augustus and especially by the other emperor Tiberius, who settled there in 26 BC and from there he ruled the Roman Empire for over ten years, until his death. During that time, he had many villas built on the island, of which Villa Jovis is the best preserved, and that dominates the Bay of Naples. After the Tiberius‘ death, Capri lost some of its splendour and its fate became tied to those of the city of Naples. Barbarian invasions and earthquakes contributed to a slow decline; later arrived on Capri Lombards, Normans, Aragoneses, Angevins and Spanish, while since the eighteenth century the island was contested by the English, French and Spanish for its strategic position. Since the nineteenth century the island began to be attended by intellectuals and artists, who chose Capri as their residence, and so it became the important tourist destination that it is today.
The island, divided in the two municipalities of Capri town and Anacapri, offers on its territory picturesque landscapes and some of the places among the most popular in the world. That’s why the main income of the island today is tourism, which is based on both the landscapes and historic richness of Capri and on the excellent bathing facilities. Noteworthy on the island are the Faraglioni, the Blue Grotto, the Natural Arch, the beach of Marina Piccola and the fourteenth-century Certosa di San Giacomo; moreover the archaeological ruins of the Greek Acropolis (IV-V century BC), the Baths of Tiberius and Villa Jovis.
All these features make Capri a veritable Mecca for international tourism.
Among the environmental features of this beautiful Tyrrhenian island , the flowers and plants cannot pass unnoticed and make of Capri a beautiful green island. Flowers appear tenaciously even into the most hidden and inaccessible rocky ravines: typical of the island is the white bougainvillea. These patches of colours, which in favourable season enhance the beauty of the island, are perhaps the most beautiful business card of Capri for the admiring contemplation of the tourists.
On return at the port of Capri, the guide will meet the guests and will take them back to Sorrento (or Naples) by jetfoil (or catamaran). The guide will leave them at the harbour.