Few miles away from Sorrento and Positano, between the bay of Naples and the bay of Salerno. It is the most famous of the three islands in the area, Ischia and Procida.
It was loved already by the roman emperors, the island has several archeologica site to visit. The most famous is Villa Jovis, located at the eastern point, high on the cliff overloking mainland.
Augustus first and then Tiberius spent several years on the island, building fancy villas all around.
The island is divided into two villages, Capri on the east part and Anacapri on the ovest. The village of Capri is closer to the port and also the most populated and visited by the turist, but Anacapri offers many beautiful sights and attractions too. From Anacapri you can hop on the chairlift that will bring you to Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island, from there you have an incredible 360° view of the surrounding. During your visit in Anacapri you can enjoy one of the historical house of the island, Villa San Michele, designed and owned by Axel Munthe, a swedish-born medical doctor and psychiatrist, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work. The doctor was also an art collector and the villa is full-filled of all the pieces of his personal collection.
There are several other sites to explore on the island on both two villages: the lighthouse of Punta Carena, the Gardens of Augustus, Tiberius Baths, Villa Lysis, Via Krupp, the Philosiphical Park, the Piazzetta, Certosa di San Giacomo.
The coastline of the island is very scenic and full of other attractions, the Green Grotto, the white Grotto, the cave of Wonder, the Faraglioni rocks and the most famous Blue Grotto. All these are visitable by boat, a private tour by boat of Capri is usually the highlight of everybody's trip.