Capri - Marina Grande
Capri Is Small Jewel in the Mediterranean
Capri is a small island off the spectacular Amalfi coast of Italy. Cruise ships porting in Naples often include a visit to Capri as a shore excursion. The island is reached from Naples via a 50-minute boat ride. Ferries to Capri are frequent, so you can go on your own, but you run the risk of missing your ship's departure if the return ferries from Capri to Naples are late or cancelled. This is one excursion that I would recommend that you take the cruise ship sponsored boat ride to Capri.
Once you arrive in Capri, you will need to ride the funicular train from the Marina Grande up to the town of Capri. The views of the island and surrounding rocks are amazing, and I think you will agree that the boat trip is worth it!
Ferry boats from Naples dock at Marina Grande, and passengers ride the funicular to Capri town at the top of the mountain.
Capri - View from Funicular Train
We rode the funicular train up the mountain to Capri town from Marina Grande.
Capri Town Square
Capri town is a typical Mediterranean island village filled with shops, flower gardens, hotels, and restaurants.
Street Scene in Capri Town
Capri town is very hilly, and these two men had the right idea--a motorized cart. The island dog seems to be doing what all dogs do best--taking it easy!
Carthusian Monastery on the Isle of Capri
We walked through Capri town and towards the Giardini Augusto (Gardens of Augustus), passing the Carthusian Monastery on the way.
Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) on the Isle of Capri
The Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) are located across the isle of Capri from the Marina Grande. The gardens have amazing views of the sea and island.
View of Marina Piccola on the Isle of Capri
Capri's Gardens of Augustus have a wonderful Belvedere with a view of Marina Piccola far in the distance.
Capri's Rocks of Faraglioni
The small boat in the picture helps show how large these rocks are!
View of Via Krupp from the Scenic Viewpoint at the Gardens of Augustus on Capri
The Via Krupp was built in 1902 by the German steel millionaire A.F. Krupp. The road
The Via Krupp was built in 1902 by the German steel millionaire A.F. Krupp. The road leads to Marina Piccola, but is now closed. Viewing the road from above certainly makes me dizzy!