Anacapri Tour Highlights
Is Anacapri worth visiting?
Yes, absolutely! Located on the highest point of the island of Capri, Anacapri is the quiet and unassuming alternative to glitzy Capri town. With historic architecture, lush gardens, and some of the most breathtaking views in all of Italy, an Anacapri visit is one of the best things to do on your Amalfi Coast vacation.
Italy’s Most Beautiful Villa
Get ready for the view of a lifetime! Your “Introduction to Anacapri” Tour begins at the Villa San Michele, the late 19th-century dream home of Swedish author and physician Axel Munthe. Located on the side of a mountain and built atop Roman ruins attributed to Emperor Tiberius, the Villa San Michele is one of the most architecturally important villas in Europe. It’s also one of the most popular things to do in Anacapri, but your skip-the-line ticket will ensure you have ample time to explore the idyllic grounds.
As you stroll underneath a wisteria-lined pergola, you’ll discover spectacular gardens overflowing with peonies and orange blossoms, and panoramic views of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Also on view is Munthe’s impressive collection of artifacts and other works of art he found during his travels including a 13th-century mosaic tabletop and a 3200-year-old sphinx whose cryptic grin watches over the waters below.
The Ancient Heart of Anacapri, Italy
We’ll then head to Le Boffe Quarter, Anacapri town’s historic city center and oldest neighborhood. We’ll leave plenty of time for you to wander through winding cobblestone alleys, pause in a cozy piazza, and take beautiful pictures of the area’s traditional Mediterranean architecture. A walk down historic streets takes you to Chiesa Monumentale di San Michele (Church of San Michele), where an 18th-century hand-painted majolica floor depicts the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. We’ll take you up the church’s spiral staircase for a bird’s-eye view of the dramatic scene and point out the rest of the impressive artwork and architecture found within this small Baroque chapel.
A Taste of the Mediterranean
Next up is one of Anacapri’s most delicious inventions – Olivoncino! Made from olive leaves planted on nearby Monte Solaro, Olivoncino is a unique liqueur flavored with locally-grown lemons and aromatic herbs to give it a distinctively Mediterranean taste. Enjoy a glass of Olivoncino over ice during a private tasting experience and discover the subtle notes of terroir that come from ingredients cultivated in Anacapri. We’ll make sure you have a chance to browse the distillery’s store for other Olive di Anacapri products you won’t find anywhere else. Artisanal olive oils, olive oil cosmetics, and lemon and olive oil candies are the perfect souvenirs to remind you of your visit to Anacapri!
Experience Italy’s Best Scenery
Our final stop on your Introduction to Anacapri Tour will be at Monte Solaro, the highest point on Capri. A scenic ride aboard the Capri funicular smoothly transports you from Anacapri to the summit in about 13 minutes, which leaves plenty of time for some truly impressive sightseeing. At 589 meters above sea level, Monte Solaro offers sweeping views of the Gulfs of Napoli and Salerno, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to the distant mountains of Calabria. After snapping some postcard-worthy pictures, relax with an aperitivo at the historic Canzone del Cielo sky bar and contemplate the shifting colors of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Rest of the Best of Anacapri
The cable car whisks you back down to Anacapri where we conclude the tour, but you don’t have to say ciao to Capri. If you’re looking to soak up some famous Italian sun, head to Gradola Beach, a local hangout only minutes away from the famous Blue Grotto and one of the most fun things to do in Anacapri.
If you’re hungry, we suggest Trattoria il Solitario, a family-run restaurant serving traditional homemade cuisine in a beautiful hidden garden; Il Riccio, which serves a Michelin-starred seafood menu atop a cliff overlooking the Blue Grotto; or L’Olivo, that has earned two Michelin stars for its innovative reimagining of classic Capri dishes. Anacapri restaurants will not disappoint!
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