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capri italyCapri is a beautiful island resort on the southern side of the Gulf of Naples. It falls in the region of Campania and the city of Capri is the center Capri region. Capri has been a favorite vacation spot since the Roman times and has a Greek etymology to its name, which come from the Greek word ‘Kapros’ meaning wild boar. It is divided into 3 towns according to its geographical layout – Capri, which is the center; Anacapri, which is the higher town and Marina Grande, the part where the harbor is. Capri Italy…

Capri

Once infamous as the “Island of Sin,” the island of Capri is now known as a desirable place to visit and a romantic spot for honeymooners. (Its name literally means goats, and you’ll see plenty of them.) For centuries, it was a retreat of sorts. Pirates hid their loot there, and Emperor Tiberius used to hold orgies on the island. (Visit the ruins of Villa Jovis, the first-century villa where he spent the last, debauched years of his reign, and read Robert Graves’ I, Claudius to get an idea of what went on.) These days, it’s a retreat for the young jet set and assorted Hollywood celebrities. Don’t expect lush tropical scenery. But do expect old-world charm, gorgeous grottoes and silver- and rose-colored cliffs plunging straight into clear blue water. Also expect superb restaurants, good shopping, watersports, castles, churches, wonderful streets in which to stroll and some of the highest prices in Italy. 15 mi/25 km south of Naples, in the Bay of Naples.

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