Capri is a land of beguiling beauty that belongs to magical Greek myths and ancient Roman legends. Dramatic rock formations and natural phenomena provide a back drop to the lavish luxury of the town, an imperial area which attracted Roman royalty in its prosperous past. Scenic vistas enrich the senses while cosmopolitan charisma is offered in Capri’s centre, where picturesque piazzas and bespoke boutiques decorate the ancient town. Grand villas, blooming flower baskets and a vibrant beachfront combine to make this coastal treasure one of Italy’s most tantalising tourist towns.
Capri’s natural phenomena is unrivalled in the region and in is at the height of sojourn’s schedule; the mythical Blue Grotto can only be reached by traditional row boat in an atmospheric journey through a metre high cavern. Once within the cavernous grotto, the luminous azure light of the water creates a mystical and magical atmosphere that seems otherworldly. In the distance, the marbled monoliths of the Faragilioni Rock Formations reside, creating an arresting vision of rugged rock looming authoritatively over the calm, sapphire sea.
A short distance from Capri’s cosmopolitan centre laid the ruins of the once outstandingly opulent Villa Jovis. Perched upon the summit of a crumbling cliff, the villa was once a sprawling pleasure complex of a Roman king and was left to bask in decadent dilapidation after its owner found it too difficult to maintain. Today, the fascinating ruins give an insight into the town’s enthralling historical heritage.
Dine like Roman royalty in the delightful decadent depths of the Rendezvous Restaurant. Housed in the gorgeous Grand Hotel, which boasts panoramic vistas of the Faragilioni Rock Formations, the restaurant is bursting at the seams with prestigious wine and opulent furnishings, and looks out over Capri’s most fashionable street. Dine on international innovations by candlelight, savouring contemporary dishes such as pan fried veal livers and crispy suckling pig.(Via Camerelle, 2, 80073 Capri)