The first illustrious residents in Capri were the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius. Despite this noble history, the island saw few visitors until the 19th century, when a poet named August Kòpish found the Grotta Azzurra. Tourism began to flourish and Capri became the haunt of many a famous intellectual from Alexander Dumas to Oscar Wilde to name but a few.
We will take you on a guided tour from when you land in the port of the Marina Grande, a colourful village with seafood restaurants and some Roman and Byzantine remains. From the famous “Piazzetta “,In the heart of the town, is an outdoor sitting room, crowded day and night packed with café tables buzzing with gossip ! From here, the guide will take you to visit the Certosa of St Giacomo founded in 1371, is now occupied by a school and the Diefenbach Museum which has paintings and historical objects.
Next stop will be to the top of the island, Anacapri, to visit Villa San Michele, once the home of the Swedish physician Axel Munthe. After the tour we take you back to the piazzetta for some free time for shopping or if you wish you can choose to visit the Grotta Azzurra by boat (not included in the tour price).