Capri Highlights

A superb hike which covers the the highlights of Capri, including Villa Jovis, the Arco Naturale and the Grotto Matermania; 3 iconic sights of this beautiful island.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
7.8 km
Ascent
444 m
Descent
444 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
80 m
High Point
257 m
Gradient
22˚
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Capri Highlights Map

Description

An unforgettable day of walking and exploring awaits on this hike!

Today's walk first takes you out of Capri town, walking down its little alleyways and past houses and gardens. Follow this route all the way to the impressive Roman ruins of the Villa Jovis, the palace of Emperor Tiberius. It is worthwhile buying a ticket and exploring the villa, before joining the coastal path to the Arco Naturale.

Walk through the Grotto Matermania before reaching Faraglioni - with the peculiar rocks protruding out of the sea, called the Three Sisters.

Later you can choose to visit the Convent of San Giacamo and the Gardens of Emperor Augustus or relax while enjoying a gelato in the main piazza. Today you will need a rucksack with the usual supplies and plenty of water in case it is a hot day. You can do this walk in hiking shoes, rather than boots, if you wish.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, September, October

Features

  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers

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