Monte Solaro and Capri island

Monte Solaro is the highest summit of Capri, the most famous island of Naples gulf. With 589 meters (1932.5 feet) above sea level, it raises on a rocky wall that’s an unbelievable natural balcony from where you can see a breath-taking view. From Monte Solaro is possible to see all the gulf: Naples and Vesuvius, Amalfi coast and Sorrento coast, you see also the other isles Ischia and Procida. You see all Capri island, the Faraglioni and its 3 small isles (Faraglione di terra o saetta, Faraglione di mezzo o stella, Faraglione di fuori o scopolo). These are the unique symbols of this part of Campania.

At roman time, Capri island was a luxury and charming place. Here, aristocracy built sumptuous villas using natural caves to do extraordinary nymphaeums, which story is written in many manuscripts. At the imperial era, Capri was really important. For Augustus, the island was his favourite place to retreat and then, tiberius moved to Capri for 10 years. The imperial palace is today opened and it is an archeological site of Villa Jovis. Overtime, Capri is able to attract people and celebrities from everywhere. Starting from ‘900, Capri made this aspect on the base for its economic and social revival. Tens of actors, poets, filmmaker celebrities from all over the world, have stayed or have moved to Capri, put it on top of the most desirable destination ever, thanks to its magnetic charm with no equal anywhere in the world.

Monte Solaro and Capri island