The auspicious beauty of Capri is incredible in comparison to any other city of Italy. Its beauty starts with the rising sun and comes down to the uncountable stars. Steep cliffs rise majestically from an impossibly blue sea, elegant villas drip with wisteria and bougainvillea. Even the trees seem to be carefully manicured. Capri in every inch erodes the historic past creating a sense of magic in itself.
The Marina Piccola bay is the best beach spot to take a dip against the backdrop of the dramatic Faraglioni rock formations which makes it easy to believe that it was the place where the Sirens lured Ulysses. The little harbor on the south coast gets the most sun and is protected from the winds by steep cliffs, so it’s often warm enough for sunbathing even in the winter. The two rocks rising out of the water about 10m offshore makes it an excellent diving boards.
Grotta Azzurra(Blue Grotto)
The grotto is a massive flooded cave with an opening into the sea. Reflected sunlight makes the cave appear to be lit from inside with an eerie bright blue glow. Small boats cluster near the entrance to take visitors into the cave through an opening that is barely a meter high. One have to lie on the floor of the boat to get through, and when the sea is rough, it is impossible to enter. Romans believed that this Blue Grotto was the home of sea nymphs.
Giardini di Augusto (Gardens of Augustus)
Close to San Giacomo, the beautifully maintained botanic gardens cover a leafy terrace, where flowers and pergolas frame views of the Faraglioni sea stacks standing in the blue-green water below providing a spectacular view of green blue background.