Naples to Capri: how to reach the Island?

Naples to Capri: how to reach the Island?

The island of Capri has always been a luxury and posh island but also well known in the world for its stunning Faraglioni view and its blue sea. Capri’s position is between the Italian Peninsula and the islands of Procida and Ischia in the Tyrrhenian sea. 

Since the Neolithic period, as archaeology suggests, there were humans on the island. Originally dominated by Rome, Capri was also controlled by other people at different times in its history. In the sixteenth century Capri was a place for pirate battles while in the nineteenth century it saw peace in the area with many Renaissance artists choosing it as their temporary home. 

Naples to Capri 

The best way to reach the island of Capri is by sea. 

There are different available options to reach the island, according to your needs. 

Leaving from Naples, there are two ports to get to the island, Molo Beverello and Calata di Massa:

  • From Molo Beverello all the high-speed ferries depart.
  • From Calata di Massa ferries and slow ferries depart, the only ones which transport motor vehicles.

In regard to the duration of the journey from Naples to Capri, the slow ferry will take you to the island in 50 minutes, the ferry in 80 minutes and the high-speed ferry in only 40 minutes.  

The most known as ferries brands are Alilauro, Carema, NLG, Positano Jet, Snav.  

The tickets are available online or at the Molo offices (Beverello and Calata di Massa). 

Anacapri: how to reach the second town of Capri

Once you reach Capri, there are three ways to get from one point to another of the island:

  • First of all, it is possible to reach Capri by funicular from the Port of Marina Grande.
  • From Capri a bus will take you to Anacapri.
  • You can visit the centre of Capri and Anacapri only by walking

There are some hotels that also have availability of bicycles for their guests. Capri is usually an island to discover by walking but Anacapri is surely the best area if you are eager to bicycle. 

Anacapri has a separate status from the city of Capri, so it is considered the second town on Italy’s island.  

Anacapri is the perfect place if you want to experience the more authentic side of the island, a more peaceful location if compared to Capri. 

Here is plenty of artisan workshops and here are situated most of the island’s sighs like Blue Grotto, Villa San Michele and Mount Solaro. 

Mount Solaro is the highest point of Capri and offers the most beautiful panorama of the island. From Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri is possible to reach Mount Solaro by chairlift in only 12 minutes. 

Enjoy a tour to Capri and Anacapri with us! Discovering this beautiful island means to explore its natural landmarks, swimming in the blue sea or becoming part of its past that, since the ancient Romans, left its amazing influence. 

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