This is split up into two built-up areas: one is closed off by Via M. Serafina, Via S. Aniello, Via L’Abate and Via Posterula (small gate), after developing around the Case Grandi (Large Houses) from 1300 onwards; the other, to the north (behind Piazza Umberto I), is much older and developed around the small church of S. Maria delle Grazie (12th centuury), the parish church of Capri until 1556.
From here Via Listrieri (alleyes), Via Li Curti, Via Parroco Canale and Via Le Botteghe branch out, as does Via Longano (from the Greek “longones” = large stones), a road winding its way along the 8th century B.C. megalithic walls.
These two districts consisted of small houses, each with small closed off “corti” (courtyards), usually adjacent to each other and crossed by narrow vaulted streets that could be easily barricaded to keep out Saracen raiders.

How to reach
From Piazza Umberto I