The island of legend, beauty and lovers. One of the most beautiful islands in the world, a small island that seems embedded in the beautiful Bay of Naples, is the island of Capri.
It is a small case that holds itself history, culture, folklore, tradition. Inhabited since the Paleolithic period, it suffered the submission by the Greeks and then by the Romans, the latter with Augustus, who visited it in 29 AD, he has built the first villa, now the name is Palace at Sea, near the port.
Tiberius, the successor of Augustus left Rome and Capri became his residence until 37 A.C. about, and making building 12 villas, including Villa Jovis and Villa Damecuta; palaces still famous and a destination for so many tourists.
When The Western Roman Empire collapsed, the island had for some time part of the Duchy of Naples. Starting from the sixth century the island suffered the incursions of the Saracens, and the domination of the Lombards, Normans, Angevins, Aragonese and finally the Spanish. Capri has always been well-know, but it is only since the end of the nineteenth century, a period that coincides with the opening of the Grand Hotel Quisisana famous personalities, noble families, and prominent figures of politics and industry they docked on the island.
Among the biggest names we can mention the famous writer Norman Douglas, the German painter Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, and the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, who built the beautiful Villa San Michele, located in the northern part of the island called Anacapri, where you can enjoy a unique view.
Places like Via Tragara, with its wonderful terrace, where is located right the namesake luxury hotel Tragara overlooking the Faraglioni. With chairlift on the Monte Solaro allows you to look a whole the panorama that gives us an unforgettable show. The small caves along the coast and the beautiful Blue Grotto, which wedged in the rocks with a small opening, amazes all those who visit, and the little squares (la Piazzetta) that has always been the traditional parade of nobles and Vips, are just some of the wonderful sites that tell you about the island.
All this is waiting to be visited and taken to heart, because a small entity like Capri leaves an indelible mark in the memories of all.