What is the best area to stay in Capri?
The small and mythical island of Capri is divided in half by Mount Solaro, on the west side is the area of Anacapri, quieter and east the area of Capri, with more atmosphere, the old and acclaimed village of Capri is located in the upper part and has two slopes towards the sea, one that goes to the Marina Grande and another that goes to the Marina Picola.
If you want to savour the authentic atmosphere of Capri the best thing to do is to stay in the village of Capri in a hotel overlooking the sea, if possible.On the way there are several pedestrian streets with small shops such as Via Croce, Le Botteghe and Via Fuorlovado.
Another good area to stay is in the Marina Grande, where some hotels have direct access to the beach and it is near the port where you can hire boat trips to see the region. One of the most popular excursions is to visit the Gruta Azzurra.
On the map showing the best areas to stay in Capri you will find a selection of the best hotels to stay in .
If you are interested in knowing where to sleep in Capri, you may also be interested in knowing where to sleep in Naples and Sorrento.
The village of Capri, the best place to stay
With an area of just over 10 km², it is difficult to find a place where it is unadvisable to stay on the romantic island of Capri.However, to make the most of all that this idyllic destination has to offer, the best thing to do is to stay in one of the hotels overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea in the small but lively town that gives its name to the island.
Walking through the centre of Capri it is possible to visit the famous Piazzetta (small square), which still preserves its modest urban architecture and is the epicentre of the island’s bustling social life, stroll through the most exclusive luxury boutiques in Via Camarelle or start the natural and literary journey to Arco Naturale.
Both the accommodations in the central part of the city and those located on the cliffs above Marina Piccola or in front of the busy port of Marina Grande guarantee good access to the rest of the sites that are a must see.From the port of Marina Grande, a funicular train transports passengers directly to the Piazzetta in less than 3 minutes, it is possible to enjoy a pleasant walk along the winding Via Krupp from the centre to the glamorous clubs of Marina Piccola and, although sometimes too crowded, there are buses and boat tours that connect the city with Anacapri and other places of interest.
Anacapri, the other area of Capri
The town of Anacapri, further away from the hustle and bustle of Marina Grande and the busy Piazzetta, provides a quieter experience than busy Capri, offering quieter nights and wonderful views of the sea from vineyards and olive groves.
From Anacapri, a cable car that is open until sunset takes passengers to Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island; an oasis with panoramic views where all the species of the island’s flora flourish. Furthermore, walking from the village lodgings, it is possible to visit the Napoleonic forts of Anacapri by walking the path that links the lighthouse with the famous Blue Grotto, stopping at small coves such as Mesola and Orrico.
Although it is well connected to the city of Capri, it is not necessary to go to the city centre to enjoy the best gastronomy or go shopping.in Anacapri you can find, for example, the exclusive restaurant of the Lido di Faro beach club and lively streets such as Viale Axel Munthe, with many clothes and handicraft shops.