Italy is known for many reasons. Its heritage, culture, and particularly their traditional food, have affected the whole world.
Aside from its superficial identification like pizzas, the most famous Italian plumber, and especially their famous hand gesture, Italy has a lot to offer to the world.
Italy, as one of the countries in Europe, has another pride aside from the other things you know. Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, has become a tropical destination for many because it is also near Amalfi Coast which is a famous destination.
If you are planning to hunt Capri’s nature hidden gems, never forget to look into these stunning natural beauties for your guide. You will definitely enjoy your Mediterranean vacation here in Capri.
Take a look at the glowing waters of Grotta Azzurra
The first on the list is the Grotta Azzurra or the Blue Grotto in Capri. It is one of the most popular sights in Capri due to its majestic crystal-clear blue water inside the cave. The grotto has become world-famous because of its mesmerizing waters. This should be included first on your list.
The cave creates an illuminating illusion because of its naturally designed hole. This will leave you breathless because of nature’s work. To get there, many tour boats from Marina Grande are available to bring you there. Additional prices may cost you to get you inside of the cave. Long lines may occur during the peak season but it is all worth it once you entered the cave.
The Blue Grotto is a natural sea cave that measures 60 meters long and 25 meters wide. It has a small entrance about 2 meters wide so only small boats can enter. To see the famous blue light illusion, you should visit there around noon until 2 in the afternoon.
Historically speaking, Tiberius, the second Roman Emperor in 14 AD, use this grotto as his private pool. Locals in the area believed some stories that the place has been haunted.
Smell the flowers at Giardini Di Augusto
‘Size does not matter’ may apply to this one. Giardini di Augusto or the Gardens of Augustus is composed of the panoramic view of flower-decked terraces. It has overlooking views of Faraglioni, Bay of Marina Piccola, and Via Krupp.
If you have time and 1 Eur to spare, enter and witness the breathtaking view from above. The garden is maintained well with a vast variety of Mediterranean flora. Spring is the best time to visit the place which you can see the blooming of flowers.
Note that Via Krupp is currently unavailable for tourists due to the probability of rockfall.
Witness the Capri’s symbol, Faraglioni
Take a look at one of Capri’s natural wonders, Faraglioni. It is a three-towering rock formation that is formed by the crashing of waves from the blue seawater. The rock formations are named Stella, Mezzo, and Scopolo. Scopolo, the smallest among the rest formation, is covered with natural mystery. The rock has been a home for blue lizards which can only be found on that rock.
The best way to view the rock formation is by boat for a closer encounter. Boat tours can get you closer and can pass through the opening of the rocks. Make sure that you sharpened your photographic skills to capture the best angle of these rocks.
Hike in the Monte Solaro
Want the best view? Hike to the summit of Monte Solaro which gives you a stunning panoramic view of the island. No need to worry since no hiking gear is required. The hiking path starts in Anacapri. You can get the view of the island as well as the Bay of Naples, the Amalfi Coast and mountains of Calabria.
If you don’t want to exhaust yourself in hiking, the chairlift is also available in the place. It is also an experience in itself. You can also enjoy the mountain if you use the chairlift from your way up and walk back down. While on your way down, you can enjoy your time looking at the local flowers.
Have a look at Capri’s natural beauty by Via del Pizzolungo
Via del Puzzolungo is one way to have a closer encounter with Capri’s natural wonders. It is an opportunity to separate from the large crowd and witness the amazing scenery of the sea.
Start your trail from the Natural Arch end. It would divert you from taking a large flight of stairs. The signs to the Natural Arch will lead you to the most breathtaking place in Capri.
Walking is the only way to reach Via del Pizzolungo and it is all worth it.
Turn on your shopping sense when you visit Via Camerelle
Spare some time to take your souvenir when you visit Via Camerelle. Via Caamerelle is a street in Capri and a home for leading brands. It offers a wide display of famous brands like Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and Louis Vuitton and among others. Restaurants are also available when you get hungry during your shopping spree.
Get your Italian experience and enjoy gelato at Buonocore Gelateria
In every city in Italy, they have their legendary style of ice cream. It must be included in your itinerary to try some gelato while you are in the area. Aside from iconic ice creams, other types of pastries, like cakes, are also available in the area. Also, a wide range of ice cream flavors is available in the area at a reasonable price.
Satisfy your beach cravings with Punta Carena
If you want to get a dip in the sea, you must include Punta Carena in your itinerary. Clear blue water will surprise you. Aside from its wonderful beaches, it is also notable for its lighthouse. the lighthouse oversees the Southwestern coast of the island of Capri. It is also the second tallest lighthouse in the country. It has the gorgeous sight of sunset for you to enjoy watching.
Support local products by purchasing handmade sandals
If high-end brands in Via Camerelle do not appeal to your taste, why not try local products?
If you ever think of something unique, one suggestion that I can give you is that you can have your custom-made sandals here. Not only you will have some remembrance from the country but also you are supporting tourism in the area. If you ever get to the place, search for the legendary sandal shop named Amedeo Canfora.
Visit the Certosa di San Giacomo
Certosa di San Giacomo is the oldest standing Building in Capri and a former monastery. There are three building in the area that was used to separate male and female monks and the other one is used for solitude to contemplate. Today, it was used as a museum and is open for tourists. It is also used as an open space for events. This is usually closed on Mondays.