Anacapri is the second largest town on the island, is situated on a fertile plateau at the
foot of Monte Solaro.
It is a captivating vacation resort surrounded by Mediterranean country side of
Monte Solaro, 589 m., an unforgettable lookout point, is reached from Anacapri
by means of a chairlift or foot trail. Visible near the mountain station of the
chairlift are the ruins of a fortress that was erected by the British in 1806 on
the foundations of a medieval structure (Fortino di Bruto).
Along the trail to Monte Solaro a road turns off at la Crocetta to shrine
"Santuario Santa Maria a Cetrella". This is also the vantage point
for a magnificent view of Capri and the
From Caprile do not fail to make a side trip to Belvedere della Migliara and to
the lighthouse Faro di Punta Carena and enjoy the fantastic view once again.
On the way back, the ruins of the castle, Castello di Materita can be seen on
Along the road from Anacapri to Damecuta are the excavations of the last three
villas from the days of Imperial
In Damecuta itself, rich in archeological finds, a tour can be made to the
tower Torre di Damecuta, that was erected in the Middle Ages to defend Capri's
coasts against marauding pirates. From here, too, there is a splendid view of
Procida and the
Gulf of Naples.
Another point of interest reached from Anacapri is the world-famous Grotta
Azzurra (Blue Grotto), undoubtedly one of the world's most famous beautiful
limestone caves. The Blue Grotto is also accessible by boat from Marina Grande.
The source of the Grotto's enduring fame is the strong reflection of color as
well as the submerged remains of Roman walls, definite proof that the grotto was
once above sea level.
In a panoramic location on the left side of the road from Anacapri back to Capri
is the Villa di San Michele, built by the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe on the
ruins of a Roman villa near the Chapel of St. Michael.