Italy’s fabled Isle of Capri is a stunning destination best experienced over a minimum few days’ stay. Most visitors only see it on a bustling day trip from Sorrento, Positano or Naples, where the tourist hordes and time crunch limit your enjoyment of this exquisite island. If you have a chance to take it slow, you will discover some different sides to this historic setting away from the maddening crowds. May to September is the height of the season when international travelers and local Italians flock to the rock. Staying overnight gives you a head-start advantage to explore the area before the ferries arrive. When the last hydrofoil departs, you can savor a more mellow evening and let its romantic charms wash over you. If you only have a day trip to spare, don’t miss this Mediterranean marvel, but the more time you can allot to this storybook island the more you will fall in love with it. Here are 13 incomparable experiences awaiting you on the Isle of Capri.
1. Staring at the Faraglioni Rocks
The iconic postcard image of the Isle of Capri is the dramatic Faraglioni Rocks. This trio of towering formations juts out from the Mediterranean just off the coast. If you explore this area by boat, you can sail right through the stone arch – don’t forget to kiss for good luck while you pass under. Alternatively, set up camp on La Fontelina or da Luigi beaches with a view of the Faraglioni. The farthest rock is home to the famous blue lizard whose camouflage reflects the incredible cobalt hue of the sea. The beauty of staying on-island is you will have the time to experience the sunrise or sunset lighting caressing these rocks.