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Capri Honeymoon Guide

The Isle of Capri – Italy’s most famous island and the haunt of movie stars, literati and everyone famous since the Roman Emperor Tiberius first established his home here in the 1st century AD – is the perfect Mediterranean island for a honeymoon.

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Capri waterfront
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Introducing Capri

With its exclusive ambiance, chic boutiques, fine dining restaurants and good choice of accommodation to suit all budgets, Capri offers all the ingredients you need for a great island honeymoon in Italy.

Set in a deep blue sea just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, Capri boasts a rugged mountain surrounded by picture-perfect coves, jagged cliffs, underwater grottos and dramatic swimming sites – perfect for active honeymoon couples.


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What to do and see

Explore the winding, hilly alleyways and narrow stone-paved streets of Capri town, crowded with fashionable clothing and jewellery boutiques, handicraft shops, galleries, nightclubs and hotels.

Relax at a sidewalk cafe, bar or restaurant on the famous Piazzetta – the place to see and be seen.

Capri offers countless easy-to-follow trails that wind up from the coast into the hills past cactus-covered cliffs and whitewashed houses overlooking the blue Mediterranean Sea.

Follow the Via Caposcuro and Via Migliera south to the clifftop lookout of Belvedere di Migliera for panoramic sea views.

Via Camerelle, Capri

In Capri town stroll the Via Camerelle (photo), then take Via Tragara to the Faraglione di Terra, one of three limestone colossi that soar 100m out of the sea just off the Punta Tragara on the southern coast of Capri.

Walk on the idyllic beach beneath or explore pathways and descend hundreds of steps past the Grotto di Matermania on the Via Pizzo Lungo to Capri’s famous Arco Naturale, a natural rock bridge that overlooks the sea.

You can also choose to hike the Scala Fenicia (Fenician Staircase), which descends from Anacapri to Capri; the long staircase of 881 steps offers superb views and dates back to the 8th century BC.

Swim from the secluded beach at the base of Faraglione di Terra or cruise to picturesque offshore islands where you can glide through the tunnel of Faraglione di Mezzo.

Palazzo Cerio, Capri

Don't miss visiting the 14th century Palazzo Cerio (photo) – the finest medieval building still standing on the island.

And then explore the Certosa di San Giacomo, a religious charterhouse that includes a church, cloisters and gardens with panoramic views.

Alternatively, the nearby terraced public gardens of Giardini di Augusto offer some of the most scenic views in Capri.

Away from the jet-set glamour of Capri town, stroll a network of scenic walking trails that climb past lemon trees, whitewashed homes and gorgeous pastel-shaded villas to cactus-covered cliff tops with views over the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.

Palazzo Cerio, Capri

Ride the chairlift from the idyllic mountain village of Anacapri to the summit of Mount Solaro (594m) and explore the 14th century sanctuary of Santa Maria a Cetrella, offering panoramic views over Marina Piccola and Capri (photo).

Charter a boat or join a boat tour to circumnavigate the island, stopping to admire hidden caves and swim in secluded coves.

Capri is quite small at only 16km in circumference, so tours generally take less than two hours.


Capri Sightseeing

The Isle of Capri offers a choice of must-see attractions for inquisitive couples, including…

The Blue Grotto, Capri

La Grotta Azzurra

(The Blue Grotto) – Although you can no longer swim here, as Emperor Tiberius once did, the 60m-long, 25m-wide cave offers a surreal and extraordinary blue light that shimmers through the seawater.

The narrow and low entrance is accessed only in calm water by lying flat in a rowboat as you enter the cave.

The Blue Grotto is located on the northwest coast, around 10 minutes by boat from Marine Grand,. The spectacular underwater cavern is best explored by rowboat.

Villa Jovis, Capri

Villa Jovis

Wander amid the ruined walls of this imperial villa that was built in the 1st century AD then restored by the Emperor Tiberius, who dedicated the villa to Jupiter. Villa Jovis is the best preserved of the 12 villas built on the island by various ancient Roman emperors.

Stroll the magnificent Loggia Imperiale, a covered promenade on the edge of the cliff offering splendid panoramic views.

Villa Jovis is located on Mount Tiberio on the northeast coast and is easily reached by taxi from Capri town or by foot along a 2.4km-long walking path.

Certosa di San Giacomo, Capri

Certosa di San Giacomo

Stroll around the well-preserved cloisters of this 14th century charterhouse, believed to have been constructed over the remains of the sixth villa of Emperor Tiberius.

In the lunette, admire a fresco dating back to the end of the 14th century that depicts the Madonna with the Christ child, and in the museum, see a display of large Roman statues that were recovered from the sea floor.

Arco Naturale, Capri

Arco Naturale

This impressive natural arch is all that is left of a mountainside grotto and is easily found along a scenic cliff-side walking track or by boat.



Best beaches in Capri

Capri offers no great expanses of sand, instead, find hidden coves with pockets of sand and pebbles and rocky terraces framed by soaring cliffs, with steps or stairs descending into shimmering crystal clear water.

Most swimming areas are organised by stabilimenti balneari (beach clubs) that, for a fee, provide a changing cabin, towel, umbrella and deck chair. Most also offer a fine dining restaurant.

Bagni di Tiberio, Capri

Bagni di Tiberio Beach

This golden-sand beach is accessed on foot by a steep and rocky descent or more easily by water taxi from nearby Marina Grande.

Facilities include sun loungers, umbrellas, snacks and waiter-service drinks. Bagni di Tiberio is located on the north coast, near the ruins of a Roman villa.

Marina Piccola, Capri

Marina Piccola Beach

This tiny pebble and sand beach lies between dramatic rock formations with fabulous views of the famous Faraglioni Rocks and shelves into crystal clear turquoise water.

Three separate bathing establishments offer a range of facilities, including private beachside terraces, umbrellas, sun loungers, deck chairs, cabanas, bathrooms and showers, and a seafront restaurant serves fresh seafood.

La Canzone del Mare also offers a solarium and two swimming pools filled with seawater. Marina Piccola is located on the south coast of Capri.

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La Fontelina, Capri

La Fontelina

This bathing area is spread over rocky terraces at the foot of the dramatic Faraglioni Rocks, just metres above the sea.

While not suitable for small children, this scenic bathing spot offers stunning natural beauty. Facilities include umbrellas, towels, toilets and a restaurant known for its fine cuisine.

La Fontelina Beach is located on the southeast coast of Capri. The area is best reached by water taxi from Marina Piccola.

Torre Saracena, Capri

Torre Saracena

Located just along the coast from Marina Piccola, this tiny sand and pebble beach is framed by steep rock promontories. Facilities include umbrellas, deck chairs and a well-known seafood restaurant.

Arrive by water taxi from Marina Piccola or on foot via the famous Via Krupp pathway.

Lido del Faro, Capri

Lido del Faro

Discover smooth rock terraces interspersed among natural jagged rocks just metres above the turquoise sea at this picturesque bathing establishment, located beneath the lighthouse at Punta Carena.

A grotto-like swimming hole sits framed by jagged rocks. Facilities include umbrellas, sun loungers, towels and a fine dining restaurant renowned for its cuisine.

Lido del Faro is located on the southwest coast of Capri, around 10 minutes away from Anacapri.

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Where to stay in Capri

Capri offers an excellent choice of hotel accommodation to suit all honeymoon budgets, including the following…

Grand Hotel QuisisanaGrand Hotel Quisisana
Location: Via Camerelle 2, Capri
Rating: 5-star
-Ave nightly price: AUD1144 per room
Description: Set in a 19th-century building, Capri Tiberio Palace is a 2-minute walk from Capri's central Piazzetta. It offers elegant, design rooms with LCD satellite TV. It features a panoramic rooftop terrace. Most rooms include a balcony or terrace, and most have views of the sea. They come with air conditioning, minibar and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves local Mediterranean dishes which can be enjoyed on its sea-view terrace, while in summer months Kosher cuisine is served in a separate area. The contemporary-style Jacky Bar features a chic décor. Capri Tiberio Palace includes a wellness centre with hammam, sauna and hot tub. Massages and beauty treatments are also available.

Capri Tiberio PalaceCapri Tiberio Palace
Location: Via Croce 11-15, Capri
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD1144 per room
Description: Set in a 19th-century building, Capri Tiberio Palace is a 2-minute walk from Capri's central Piazzetta. It offers elegant, design rooms with LCD satellite TV. It features a panoramic rooftop terrace. Most rooms include a balcony or terrace, and most have views of the sea. They come with air conditioning, minibar and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves local Mediterranean dishes which can be enjoyed on its sea-view terrace, while in summer months Kosher cuisine is served in a separate area. The contemporary-style Jacky Bar features a chic décor. Capri Tiberio Palace includes a wellness centre with hammam, sauna and hot tub. Massages and beauty treatments are also available.

Hotel Della Piccola MarinaHotel Della Piccola Marina
Location: Via Mulo 14-16, Capri
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly price: AUD891 per room
Description: This property is a 14-minute walk from the beach. Hotel Della Piccola Marina features a sea-view swimming pool and a central position on Capri Island, the Due Golfi area. It is just a 10-minute walk from the Piazzetta, Capri's main square. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. The Piccola Marina features air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, a minibar and satellite TV. Some rooms have views of the grounds or the sea. Breakfast includes local cake and savory pies. Guests can enjoy a small gym and a Turkish bath, and massages can be booked on site. Public buses provide direct services to/from Capri Harbour. The nearest bus stop is Due Golfi. Guest can also reach the hotel via the cable car for the Piazzetta. A pick-up service can also be booked.

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Caesar Augustus HotelHotel Caesar Augustus
Location: Via G Orlandi 4, Anacapri
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD891 per room
Description: Enjoy the view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples from the privileged location of Hotel Caesar Augustus, complete with a panoramic swimming pool, free parking, and an excellent restaurant. Accommodations are elegant and bright. Some rooms come with four-post beds, others with private balconies. All have a fresh, Mediterranean style and terracotta floors. The bathrooms have marble sinks and ceramic tiles and many feature a hydro-massage bathtub. Relaxing at the Caesar Augustus Hotel is easy in the Turkish bath and hammam. The landscaped grounds and terrace invite you to sit back and take in the breathtaking panorama. The restaurant will impress you with its Romanesque arches and large, bright windows.

Hotel Excelsior ParcoHotel Excelsior Parco
Location: Via Croce 11-15, Capri
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD769 per room
Description: Featuring a free shuttle service from Capri's Marina Grande port, just over a quarter mile away, the Art-Nouveau Hotel Excelsior Parco features 2 hot tubs with panoramic views and a rooftop garden. Wi-Fi is free throughout. The Mediterranean-style rooms at the Excelsior Parco include air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV and private bathroom with slippers and free toiletries. Some rooms have a hot tub, and others have a sea-view terrace. An iPad is also available. Eggs, pastries and cheese are featured in the buffet breakfast available daily, as well as cake and other organic options. It can be enjoyed on the grounds or in your room. The restaurant serves local specialties. The free shuttle service also runs to/from the Piazzetta, just over half a kilometer from the hotel. Naples is a 50-minute ferry ride from the property. The hotel is halfway between Marina Grande port and the famous Piazzetta. The village center of Capri is a 15-minute walk away.

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Best time to honeymoon in Capri

The best time for an Isle of Capri honeymoon is… anytime. May, June and September offer cooler temperatures and sunny cloudless days. July and August are much more crowded and temperatures climb to 30°C (86°F).

For more climate info: Capri Weather Guide


Getting to Capri

By hydrofoil, Capri is just minutes away from Positano, Amalfi, Salerno and the neighbouring island of Ischia.

Find more about how to get to Capri


Latest update Capri honeymoon destination: 13 July, 2017


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