The Island of Capri is rich of natural and historical beauty, able to offer visitors an unforgettable experience. Nevertheless, how many days do you need to visit Capri and fully enjoy everything it has to offer?

How long to visit Capri?

The time needed to visit Capri depends on two main factors:

  • What you want to see and do: Capri offers a variety of attractions, including the Grotta Azzurra, the Gardens of Augustus, Villa San Michele, Anacapri and Monte Solaro. If you want to see only the main attractions, a couple of days may be enough. However, if you want to deeply explore the island and do some activities as well, such as excursions or boat trips, it is advisable to dedicate at least 4-5 days.
  • The pace of the holiday: If you prefer a relaxing holiday, with time to enjoy the sea and the tranquility of the island, it is advisable to stay for a week at least. However, if you prefer a more frenetic holiday, with the possibility to see and do as much as possible, you can visit Capri even during a long weekend.

What to visit in Capri?

In addition to the already well-known attractions, such as the Grotta Azzurra, the Gardens of Augustus, Villa San Michele, Anacapri and Monte Solaro, Capri offers a variety of other places to visit:

Places of historical and cultural interest:

  • Certosa di San Giacomo: 14th century monastic complex with a breathtaking view of the sea.
  • Villa Jovis: Roman villa of the emperor Tiberius, located on a promontory with a panoramic view of the island.
  • Villa Lysis: Liberty villa with a lush garden and a sea view.
  • Ignazio Cerio Museum: archaeological museum with finds from the Roman era.
  • Faraglioni, three imposing rocks emerging from the sea, one of the symbols of Capri.


  • Marina Grande: Capri’s main beach, with a picturesque marina and a variety of restaurants and bars.
  • Marina Piccola: smaller and quieter beach, located at the foot of Monte Solaro.
  • Ieranto Bay: uncontaminated bay with crystal waters, reachable only by sea.
  • Grotta Verde: sea cave with emerald green water, reachable only by boat.

Other activities:

  • Walking tours: There are several hiking trails crossing the island, they offer breathtaking views of the sea and coast.
  • Boat trips: it is possible to take boat trips around the island, to visit the Grotta Azzurra and other sea caves.
  • Shopping: in Anacapri and Capri there are several local craft shops, where you can buy souvenirs and typical products.

With so many things to see and do, Capri is an ideal destination for all tastes!

How to get around Capri?

Capri is a pedestrian island, so the only way to get around is on foot, by public transport or by taxi. On foot, it is the best way to explore the island and enjoy its breathtaking landscapes. There are several hiking trails that cross the island, they have different levels of difficulty. Regarding public transport, on the island there are buses that connect Capri and Anacapri with the main attractions, while taxis are a faster and more convenient way to get around, but also more expensive.

Definitively, the number of days needed to visit Capri depends on your preferences and on what you want from your holiday. With a minimum of two days, you can see the main attractions, while for a more complete experience it is advisable to dedicate at least 4-5 days.

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