Insider guide to Capri – Italy

The magical island of Capri has charmed visitors for centuries.

Capri travel is a luxurious escape from the mundane. You will be serenaded by the breeze rustling through fragrant lemon trees, warmed by the blazing summer sun that washes the Sorrentine Peninsula and refreshed by a swim through the enchanting grottos.

Everything on Capri is a short walk or bus ride, so it’s easy to see many attractions in a day trip from the Italian peninsula. Check out the Travel WorldClass Capri travel guide to get the best hotels, restaurants and activities for your vacations of dreams.

BEST HOTELS IN CAPRI

JK PLACE CAPRI

Sweet scents waft around olive and lemon trees in huge pots outside JK Place Capri, a Fellini movie in hotel form, that’s far away enough from the buzz and night-life noise, yet somehow still managing to feel in the thick of things. This gleaming white, shore-side hotel is the kind of place you want to re-book as soon as you leave.

There’s a wide wraparound deck for aperitivi and meals, a proper-sized swimming pool with views towards the Bay of Naples and a great little spa that uses Santa Maria Novella products.

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Terrace at JK Place Capri Italy
Hotel Scalinatella - Capri

SCALINATELLA

The boutique Scalinatella offers classic Capri glamour in a fabulous cliff-top location 10 minutes’ stroll from the Piazzetta, plus a gem of a pool and a good restaurant.

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PUNTA TRAGARA

Punta Tragara with its cliffhanger setting directly above the Faraglioni, is in a villa built by Le Corbusier, and there are extraordinary views from its 41 sleek rooms and suites, two saltwater pools and restaurant.

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Hotel Punta Tragara Capri

THE BEST RESTAURANTS AND BARS IN CAPRI

Da Luigi beach club in Capri

Surely, too many of the island’s restaurants are logically geared for tourism, however, standards are commanly high, and a couple of new openings by top-notch chefs from the mainland are upping the stakes noticeably.

DA PAOLINO

For something a little more picturesque, the citrus-themed Da Paolino has tables laid out under a splendid lemon arbour where you can have dinner on exemplary spaghetti alle vongole (with clams), sea bass in a salt crust and delizie al limone (a lemon pudding).

Da Paolino Capri
Pullalli Capri

PULLALLI

With a tiny terrace and stunning views tucked away just beneath the bell tower’s clock face, Pulalli provides a hidden front-row perch for goings-on in the square below, plus flavorful risotto al limone.

L'OLIVO

The only three Michelin stars restaurant on the island are all claimed by the earlier mentioned Capri Palace. L’Olivo is a cocoon of a restaurant where you sit down on sofas covered in Loro Piana cashmere to fragment Ischian chef Andrea Migliaccio’s elegant, light-handed understanding of regional favourites such as roast suckling pig with apricot jelly and lemon-scented fennel cream.

l'Olivo

THINGS YOU DEFINITELY WOULD NOT MISS IN CAPRI

Swim in the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra)
People-watch in La Piazzetta
Sip a glass of fresh limoncello
Visit the Villa San Michele and stroll through the gardens
Walk Via Krupp and admire the views of the Faraglioni
Ride the chairlift up to Mount Solaro