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Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.

Some of the main features of the island include the Marina Piccola (the little harbor), the Belvedere of Tragara (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas), the limestone crags called sea stacks that project the sea (the Faraglioni) , the town of Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.

Capri is part of the Campania region, Province of Naples. The town of Capri is the island's main population center. The island has two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate comune of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west.
Capri is a tourist destination for Italians and foreigners. In the 1950s, Capri became a popular destination. In summer, the island is heavily visited by tourists, especially by hikers from Naples and Sorrento. The center of Capri is the Piazza. Capri has twelve churches and seven museums and monuments. Capri is known by the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto). It is the most visited attraction in Capri. The Grotta Azzurra was discovered in the 19th century by foreign tourists and has been a phenomenon ever since. On one side of the cave are the remains of the ancient Roman rock, with a narrow cave.
The World Famous Island of Capri, with its fine culinary experiences "captures" even the most demanding visitor.

The local products, also from Sorrento mainland peninsula nearby (such as lemons and IGP labeled olive oil), imposes you to taste the delicate Capri style ravioli, the stuffed squid in cherry tomato sauce and the famous Caprese salad (a fresh mix of sliced mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, dressed with olive oil, oregano and basil leaves), an informal dish that has conquered the whole World.

Typical of the local cooking is the combination between local fish and vegetables: between linguine (flat spaghetti) with Grouper sauce and the vermicelli with Sea Urchin sauce, you can find noodle soup specialties such as chickpea and Cuttle fish; vegetables and seafood or "cicerchie" (a typical local vegetable similar to the chickpea).

The main courses feature specialties with chicken, rabbit and quail meats.

The dessert? A slice of Caprese style almond black chocolate cake and a small glass of iced limoncello.

Worth of mention: the wines of Capri, which were already appreciated at the times of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. The Capri DOC, produced in the local vineyards, offers a selection of wines: Greco, Falanghina and Biancolella are the famous white ones, whilst Piedirosso is an important red one.
A small island located on the east coast of the Neapolitan Riviera, Capri boasts some of Italy's finest beaches and spectacular coastal scenery. Holidays in Capri are popular at almost any time of year, especially during the warmer months. Capri boasts a typical Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and short, mild winters. Capri however, has much more to offer than beautiful beaches and relaxed coastal towns. If you feel the need to get away from the magnificent beaches, the island offers incredible Roman ruins and many other ancient highlights. The luxury of the attractions and attractions available in Capri makes this island a holiday destination all year round.

Because of the idyllic scenery, beautiful beaches and satisfying climates, many tourists choose Capri during the summer months. July and August generally have high temperatures of 28 ° C and an average of ten hours of hot sunshine each day. Given Capri is a relatively small island, cooling is breeze are present throughout the year reducing summer temperatures during the day to a more comfortable level. With temperatures of 19C after dark, the island of Capri sets off a very relaxed atmosphere with a cozy outdoor lifestyle in all its resorts. Rain is almost unheard of during the summer months. So the possibility of a troubled storm ruining your vacation is very rare.
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