Tourist guide

Famous for its wonderful natural beauty, deep-rooted history, mild climate and bright landscape, the island of Capri is a favorite destination for international tourists. It is located seventeen nautical miles south of Naples and 3 from Sorrento peninsula. It is about 6 km. long and from 1.2 to 2.8 km. wide. It covers a area of about 10 square km., 4 of which belong to the municipality of Capri and 6 to the municipality of Anacapri.

The coastal perimeter covers a distance of about 17 km. Mount Tiberio (334 m.) to the east and Mount Solaro (589 m.) to the west are the island’s two main massifs, between which we find the small town of Capri (138 m.) stradding Marina Grande (to the north) and Marina Piccola (to the south). The other inhabited centre, Anacapri (286 m.), si located in a large verdant plain to the west of Mount Solaro. Contrary to other islands in the Gulf of Naples, Capri is of sedimentary, and not volcanic origin, having been formed by calcareous land dating to the Cretaceous period, and to a lesser degree by layers from the Eocene epoch and tufa carried by the wind from nearby volcanoes. From a geological angle, it represents the last spurs of the Sorrento peninsula mountain range, which is also of calcareous origin.

The flora, one of the richest in the whole of Italy, gives the island a lush appearance even during the cold season. Similarly, the island’s fauna, which includes a large number of marine species, enrich its deep waters; the land fauna also includes many non-migratory birds, such as the large albatrosses, and saurians, like the rare blue lizard of the Faraglioni.
The naturally marine climate is temperate, pleasant and salubrios. The average temperature is 13.1° C in winter, 16.5° C in spring, 22.7° in summer and 13.9° in autumn.


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