Capri, Italy (Island)

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Capri, Italy (Island)

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Capri will take your breath away

Who could blame the Emperor Tiberius for choosing Capri as his retirement pad? Hulking from the cobalt-blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, it grandstands with limestone bluffs and wisps of bisque-hued broom flowers. The beauty is undeniable, and feelings of romance will only be bolstered as you wander between the belvederes and marjoram-perfumed harbor towns. More recently, VIPs have catalyzed fine dining and swish spa retreats here, while others settle in Capri vacation rentals to tour the deep Blue Grotto, watch heart-tugging sunsets, or uncover grandiose palaces of imperial Rome.

Relax in picture-perfect Capri

Capri is a place to indulge, to unwind, to relax, and channel those inner jet-setter vibes. Between Prosecco mornings overlooking the glistening bays and sunset shows atop the cliffs of the coast, you'll have plenty of chances to get La Dolce Vita ticking over. Thalassotherapy sessions in the spas mix with professional massages, lunches of refined fine-dining beckon in the acclaimed bistros, and there are private yacht charters by the bucket load for those who want to wonder up at the coastline of Capri from a different angle.

Caves and chateaus in Capri

No matter how opulent those luxury Capri vacation rentals might be, how enticing your infinity pools overlooking the Med might seem, you simply have to make room on the schedule for a trip to the iconic Grotta Azzurra. This rugged cave cut into the north coast of the island is its premier attraction, and rarely fails to astound with its stark turquoise coloring and light shows. Villa Jovis is also enthralling. There, you can walk in the footsteps of the Emperor Tiberius atop the cliffs. Meanwhile, rides on the Seggiovia chairlift mean some of the best views on the whole island.

Capri's a catch in the summertime

Capri comes to life in the summer months. When May swings around, regattas of yachts and streams of sailboats drift across from the harbors of Naples and Sorrento, bringing both resident jet setters to their summer getaways, and vacationers with an eye to explore rugged Capri. You should be sure to book a place to stay as early as possible if you're planning on joining them before the end of the season in September _ Capri vacation rentals with pools and the best views will always sell out fast.

Crags and caverns in Capri

It's a 40-minute hydrofoil from Sorrento across to Capri. It's likely you'll spot the striking outline of the mighty island long before you get there though. It's rugged Faraglioni cliffs dominate the scenery, shooting straight out of the sea before rising to the 589-meter-high tops of Monte Solaro above the sloshing marinas. Clusters of cypress trees, myrtle, and wildflowers pockmark the stone faces wherever they can get a foothold, while deep caverns carve through the coastal stretches. You'll also find flying cuttlefish in the bays, lemon groves in the backcountry, and olive orchards around the cliffs.