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Travel Guide to Capri, Italy

Isle of Capri has always been associated with a refined atmosphere of luxury. Everything here is perfect, including its climate, scenery and hospitality of locals. The island is only 10 square meters round, but it would take a long time to see all the sights and visit all places of entertainment.
Cultural sights in Capri
Despite its modest size, the island of Capri is characterized by an abundance of unique attractions. There are amazing historical buildings and archaeological areas, as well as curious natural...
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Three architectural attractions can be found already on Piazza Umberto. Those are the monastery of San Giacomo, the Clock tower and the Church of Santo Stefano. All religious buildings feature excellent exterior and original design of halls; they are true works of architectural art. The symbol of the island and its capital of the same name is the Phoenician Steps. Its length is slightly less than two kilometers. All those wishing to step the stairs from the beginning to the end will have to overcome 921 steps. This ancient staircase connects the capital of the island with Ankapri. It would take about half an hour to overcome the difficult path between towns. Archaeologists believe that the construction of stairs was built in the 7th century BC. The architectural complex has been completely renovated and restored in 1998.
In the middle of the last century, archaeologists have discovered the ruins of Villa Damekuta. The age of this architectural complex is about two thousand years. Nearby there are ruins of a medieval tower built in the 12-14th centuries. Among natural attractions Blue Grotto is noteworthy; this is a unique cave that is lit inside with a unique blue light. Boat tours are arranged there, during which you can see the grotto in all its glory.
Capri tips: making best out of
1. There is practically no traffic on the island, so vacationers usually move between objects of interest by taxi or mini- buses. Fans of excursions will be interested in exploring the island on...
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The most popular beach of the island is Marina Piccola. It’s notable because of white sand, playgrounds and diving schools, summer cafes and restaurants; the choice of entertainment options is truly great. There are many hiking and biking areas on the island. Tourists often participate in biking tours and excursions to remarkable historical and cultural places. Gourmets are recommended to visit Buca di Bacco restaurant located in the center of Capri. Wine lovers will enjoy the Aurora restaurant, which has its own wine cellar. In the Materita restaurant you could taste best dishes of Italian cuisine, as it is simply impossible to imagine vacations on Capri without tasting local delicacies.
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