Exploring Capri in 24 hours

Entering the Grande Harbour by boat, Capri, Italy

After starting our Italian trip in Rome we moved on to Naples – on this occasion purely so we could get to Capri; we explored Napoli properly a couple of days later & pretty much fell in love, so I’ll combine our experience of this city into a bigger post where I can give it the attention it deserves! So, Capri!

Arriving in Capri & where to stay

From Naples we caught a catamaran to Capri’s Grand Harbour. Boats between the 2 ports are frequent & there are slow & faster options, depending how much you want to spend (& how much time you want to spend on the choppy sea!). From the marina it was a short walk to the nice-enough Fortino B&B, where we were staying for the night.

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What to see & do in Capri

There are 2 towns on the island, Capri & Anacapri. With hindsight Anacapri probably would’ve been a better option for us: it has easy access to hiking trails & is less busy (plus accommodation is apparently cheaper!). It wasn’t a shock that Capri was busy, but we were surprised at how crowded it was for mid-September.

Day 1: Exploring & hiking!

We spent about 24 hours on the island, arriving & leaving just after lunchtime. On our first afternoon we walked up to & around Capri town, before hiking for a couple of hours to the Natural Arch. This was actually an accident (the signs weren’t too clear in terms of how long it should take) but the amazing views made it worth it, even in the heat.

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Day 2: Boat trip!

On our second day we went on a boat ride around the island. We’d hoped to go into the Blue Grotto but there was a 2 hour wait to transfer to the little row boats that can take you into the cave & unfortunately we didn’t have time. Tip: go on an early boat tour so you reach the Blue Grotto in time to get in without too much delay!

Feel free to ask questions about Capri or travelling around Italy :) Up next, Positano & Sorrento!

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