Capri is located in the Bay of Naples and is surrounded by other “must see” towns and islands. Located directly in front of Capri and only 30 minutes by boat is the southern Italian town of Sorrento. Full of art and culture and famous for its production of Limoncello, the town and nearby beaches are not easily forgotten.
You will find the winding Amalfi Coast further down south of the peninsular. Along this incredibly scenic coast the most famous towns are Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Each one is unique and glorious in its own right. Amalfi’s origins date back to the first century AD when the Romans built luxury villas. The town thrived on Mediterranean commerce and today the Amalfi Coast still maintains its fishing traditions.
Considered by many as the most picturesque town along this coast, Positano is built steep into the hills and it characterised by the hundreds of steps that constitute streets! With its pastel-coloured houses vying for the best views of the sea and the stunning beaches, Positano is undeniably exquisite.
Situated high above the Amalfi coast, Ravello is known as the city of music. Every summer a musical festival takes place here in honour of Richard Wagner. Ravello’s many attractions include the Duomo, Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo.
The nearby islands of Ischia and Procida are easily reached from Capri. Ischia is the largest of the three islands in the Bay of Naples and the greenest, while the most famous attractions on the island are its healing thermal waters in the gardens of Poseiden. With 22 thermal pools ranging from 15° to 40°, restaurants, a beauty centre and a sun-drenched beach, a day spent here is thoroughly enjoyable. Several Hollywood films have been shot here, including The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Procida is a small fishing island just 20 minutes by boat from Ischia. Characterised by beautiful seas the island still retains that Italian old world glamour where the main type of transport is still the classic 1950’s Vespa.