1 - VILLA SAN MICHELE
Dr Axel Munthe, a Swede, built his home on the brink of a cliff in Anacapri and wrote a best-selling book about his life there, The Story of San Michele. Today it's a museum but it's the grounds that are the star turn - beautyfully tended with great views over the ocean (www.sanmichele.org)

2 - CAPRI PALACE HOTEL E SPA
When beautiful people visit Capri they don't just stay anywhere. They check into the Capri Palace Hotel and Spa, one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Located up in the hills of Anacapri, it offers worldclass accommodation in the form of 77 artfully designed rooms and suites plus a superglam pool and fantastic views over the Bay of Naples. Seven nights in a double room, including breakfast, starts from €1,995 (£1,380). Visit www.capripaIace.com for more details.

3 - L'OLIVO RESTAURANT
Authentic regional food can be found all over the island but at L'Olivo, at the Capri Palace (see above), its raised to haute cuisine levels by chef Oliver Gowig. The wine list is one of the most interesting in the region, too, wit an emphasis on southern Italian labels. The hotel can arrange tastings in their cellars the perfect apéritivo
before your meal.

4 - FLIP FLOPS
Look out for the infinitely more stylish Caprese version of the plastic flip flop.
Choose your steps from a spectrum of colour options and they'll be made to fit in minutes for around €50 (£35)

5 - EAT REGIONAL
Capri's cuisine is built as much around food from the land as it is from the sea.
For an imaginative take on the Caprese diet, head for Da Tonino (via Dentecale 12; 00 39 081 837 6718), where the harvest includes rabbit, boar and pigeon. There's a great rockhewn wine cellar, too.

6 - SCOOTER FOR HIRE
It's hard to improve on the classic way of touring Capri that is, in one of the island's opentop taxis (an island tour is around €120/£83) but hiring an electric scooter is a fun alternative. Rent an Electric Scooter (via Roma 68; 081 837 5863) for around €10 (£6.90) per hour. Travels for about 30 miles before it needs recharging.

7 - LIMONCELLO
Limoncello, the lemon digestivo, was invented on the island. Find the authentic stuff at Limoncello di Capri (via Roma 79; 00 39 081 837 5561; www.limoncelIo.com) and at good trattorie such as Da Paolino (via Palazzo a Mare 11; www.capri.it/Paolino).

8 - TAKE THE LIFT
Chair lifts aren't just for ski slopes. In Anacapri, the funivia is the best way to ascend Monte Solaro, the highest point on the island. The journey takes you over lush hillside and vegetable gardens laden with artichokes and fat tomatoes (including a quirky one decorated with 70s shop mannequins), and there are wonderful views out over the island's western coast. Co in the morning, before it gets too hot, and stop for a cappucino at the café at the top, once an English fort.

9 - TORTA CAPRESE
Capri's signature companion to afternoon espresso is the unshowy, very rich, torta Caprese, made with ground almonds, dark chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs and Strega liqueur. Pick it up at the island's best bakery: Sfizi di Pane (via Le Botteghe 15; 0039081 8376180).

10 - VILLA JOVIS
Roman decadence doesn't get more excessive than the version (allegedly) subscribed to by the Emperor Tiberius at his villa at the far eastern edge of the island. Visiting in AD27, he liked the place so much he never returned to Rome, building a fabulous palace on Mount Tiberius and furnishing it with torture rooms and other inappropriate quarters. The ruined palace is still an atmospheric place and the steep walk from Capri town (about 1 hour) is worth it for the countryside and the lovely villas en route.

11 - GELATO
Every Italian destination has a gelateria that dominates the local ice cream scene. On Capri, it is Buonocore (via Vittorio Emanuele 35; 0039081 837 7826). All the classics limone, nocciola (hazelnut), fragola (strawberry) are there, all equally delicious.

12 - LA PIAZZETTA
Capri residents like their nighttime fun alfresco. Join the party at the Piazzetta (Capri Town's main square), dubbed Europe's largest openair living room, where the terraces of four bars Bar Tiberio, AI Piccolo Bar, Caffè Caso and Gran Caffè compete for space. The good times continue well into the early hours.

13 - BLUE GROTTO
To come to Capri and not visit the blue grotto is pratically against the law. It's a tourist trap, admittedly, but quite a magical one. Departing from Marina Grande, all round-island boat tours (around €15/£10.40) include it on their route.

14 - ON THE SCENT
Carthusia (Viale Parco Augusto 2, 00 39 081 837 0368; www.carthusia.com) has been making highclass scents and aftershaves on Capri since 1948, using formulas first developed by monks back in the late 14th century. No synthetic notes are used they are all derived from flowers, fruit and herbs, most of which are grown on the island.

15 - SHOPPING
Clothes shopping is of the bignames, bigbucks type here, although you'll get more clothes for your cash on Italian brands like Alberta Ferretti, Gucci, Moschino and Bulgari; find them on the main Capri town shopping streets, via Vittorio Emanuele and via Camerelle.

16 - SALAD CAPRESE
The classic salad of tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil leaves originated here. They dress it simply with extra virgin olive oil hold the balsamic.

17 - GRAHAM GREENE
He may have been one of Britain's greatest novelists but Graham Greene can't have missed Blighty that much he spent several years living on Capri. Follow the Greene trail by taking a look at his house, II Rosaio, in Anacapri (via Ceselle, between La Starza and Caprile) and dining at one of his favourite restaurants, the legendary pizzeria Da Gemma (via Madre Serafina 6, Capri; 00 39 081 837 0461).

18 - BEAUTY FARM
Under the leadership of Professor Canonaco, the Capri Palace Beauty Farm has introduced a unique programme of treatments to improve the lymphatic system, circulation and skin condition of the legs. Some of the world's bestlooking pins (including it's alleged, Liz Hurley's) are among the alumni and treatments start from €28 (619.40).

19 - BATHING
Fancy a dip? Dive in with Capri's highrolling bathers at the exclusive lido of La Fontelina (Faraglioni 80073; 0039081 837 0845). Book lunch here to enjoy day membership of its beach club. In Anacapri, locals head for Lido del Faro (Punta Carena; 0039081 837 1798). Catch the Faro bus from Anacapri station.

20 - CAMPARI
We can't pretend that it's not an acquired taste but it's worth putting in the practice to become a proper, grownup Campari drinker. It's best as an apéritivo with soda or orange juice on ice. Most stores sell it premixed with soda in cute fourpacks (around €7/£4.85) the perfect souvenir.

How to get there British Airways
(0870 850 9850; wwwba.com) flies from Gatwick to Nap1es from £69. At Naples, catch the ferry (80 mins for €4.54/£3.80) or hydrofoil (40 mins for €11/£7.60). For info see wwwcapri.net