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With a unique combination of pleasant climate, beautiful coastline, rich history and diverse culture the Mediterranean region is the most popular tourist destination in the world.

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Atlantic/Gulf Coast

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Eastern Pacific

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Personal Safety

Source: U.S. Department of State

Petty crimes such as pick-pocketing, theft from parked cars, and purse snatching are serious problems, especially in large cities. Pick-pockets sometimes dress like businessmen. You should not be lulled into a false sense of security by believing that well-dressed individuals are not potential pick-pockets or thieves. Most reported thefts occur at crowded tourist sites, on public buses or trains, or at the major railway stations: Rome's Termini; Milan's Centrale; Florence's Santa Maria Novella; and Naples' Centrale at Piazza Garibaldi.

Thieves in Italy often work in groups or pairs. Pairs of accomplices or groups of children are known to divert tourists' attention so that another can pick-pocket them. In one particular routine, one thief throws trash, waste, or ketchup at the victim; a second thief assists the victim in cleaning up the mess; and the third discreetly takes the victim's belongings.

The local equivalent to the “911” emergency line in Italy is 113.

Getting Around  

Most people travel to Capri by ferry or hydrofoil from, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, or Amalfi.

The ferry takes 80 minutes for Naples, and 40 minutes from Sorrento, while the hydrofoil takes 40 minutes from Naples and 20 minutes for Sorrento. While you are on the Island you can get around on foot, or by bus.

Note: if you are afraid of heights, consider an alternative to the bus ride. The cliffs are steep and the roads are narrow.

capri narrow roads

Natural Hazards

Several major earthquake fault lines cross Italy. Principal Italian cities, with the exception of Naples, do not lie near these faults; however, smaller tourist towns, such as Assisi, do lie near faults, and have experienced earthquakes. An earthquake severely damaged the town of L’Aquila in 2009.

Italy also has several active volcanoes generating geothermal events. Mt. Etna, on the eastern tip of the island of Sicily, has been erupting intermittently since 2000. Mt. Vesuvius, located near Naples, is currently capped and not active. Activity at Mt. Vesuvius is monitored by an active seismic network and sensor system, and no recent seismic activity has been recorded. Two of Italy's smaller islands, Stromboli and Vulcano, in the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily, also have active volcanoes with lava flows.

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Capri, Italy

Capri is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off of the Sorrentine Penninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Capinia region of Italy. The small Italian island of Capri is situated 5 km from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, a celebrated beauty spot and coastal resort since the days of the Roman Republic until now.

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Port of Entry

Naples

Cruise ships dock at Stazione Marittima, a large terminal located right in the city center, near Piazza Municipio.  The cruise terminal has 7 docks and 7 moving walkways. Passengers can have access to ferry and hydrofoil transportation from the pier.

Webcam

Island of Capri webcam

The webcam takes a great shot of the Marina Grande and the port, in the background the city of Naples, and Nisida Camaldoli hill.

Time Zone

CEST or Central Europe Summer Time (+0200 UTC)

Map Coordinates

40.55°N, 14.23°E

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Climate

Nice weather, during cold moths generally stays around fifty degrees, the summer averages in the eighties. The rainy season is from around late November to mid April, causing the summer to be the busy tourist time of the area.

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Shopping

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

According to Italian Law (Law 80 of May 14, 2005), anyone caught buying counterfeit goods (for example, DVDs, CDs, watches, purses, bags, belts, sunglasses, etc.) is subject to a fine of no less than EUR 1,000. Police in major Italian cities enforce this law to varying degrees. You are advised to purchase products only from stores and other licensed retailers to avoid unknowingly buying counterfeit and illegal merchandise

Capri is known for their sandals, jewelry and of course Limon-cello liqueur. Limon-cello is sold in bottles of every shape, size and design, also sold are Limon-cello filled chocolates.

Stop by the small shops to see what treasures you might find inside. There are tours of perfume factories available, where you can see the essence of flowers turned into exquisite perfume.

capri perfumery 

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Places to see

Faraglioni

Faraglioni is the collective name for three stacks located off the island of Capri in the Bay of Naples.

faraglioni in capri

Via Krupp

A historic paved footpath connecting the Charterhouse of San Giacomo and the Gardens of Augustus. Built between 1900 and 1902 Via Krupp was a connection for Krupp between his luxury hotel, Hotel Quisisana, and his marine biology research vessel, Marina Piccola.

Green Grotta

Scenic area where you can swim or climb the cliffs in the Green Grotto, which looks like an enormous liquid emerald.

Marina Piccola

A nice place to spend a day on the beach with the fantastic view of the Fraglioni. It lays on the sunny South side of the island, sheltered from wind by a steep wall of rock, it is almost always warm.

Villa San Michele

The home of Swedish physician Axel Muthe, built over the ruins of an ancient Chapel dedicated to San Michele. A number of ancient artifacts are displayed in the house, and in the garden is a Greek tomb, a granite Sphinx which looks out over the Island of Capri.

La Piazzetta

The La Piazzetta, or as the locals call it "a chiazz" is capris most famous square, that is the heart of the island. There are pavement cafes on each corner of the piazza, where you get a chance to mingle with the stars of the silver screen, sipping their coffe ot cocktail at one of the bars.

Tour of the Island

If you haven't seen Capri from the sea, you are missing out! The island is full of sea caves and secluded beaches.

 

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