Situated in the Bay of Naples, the island of Capri is famous for its high-end hotels and bars and its luxury boutiques. But, far off the beaten track, in amongst the grand old villas and the rural untamed countryside, there’s much to see, too. From secret grottoes, to hidden coves, here’s the Avventure Bellissime guide to Capri’s hidden gems…
The Blue Grotto
We’ll start with an obvious one: The Blue Grotto. A famous tourist destination, this unique cove has to be seen when visiting Capri. Considered to be a modern wonder of the world, The Blue Grotto is best accessed by sea. You’ll get to view some of the coastline that Capri is famous for en route to the grotto.
No description will quite do The Blue Grotto justice. It’s a sparkling cavern, lit by natural blue azure light and it’s certainly the most famous of Capri’s gems. But for first time visitors, the grotto provides a perfect introduction to what this lovely Italian island has to offer.
Pizzolungo is a footpath that wraps around the south side of Capri, and it provides hikers with stunning views of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and the Faraglioni (the three, tall, towering stacks of rock that rise up from the Tyrrhenian Sea).
The Pizzolungo offers visitors to Capri the chance to experience a more rural side to the island, far away from the luxuries of Capri Town. You’ll pass traditional Italian villas, small shops and wonderful restaurants, and you’ll even explore caves and see the Natural Arch, another magnificent rock formation.