By Courtney Singer
Isoli di Capri
Italy
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Isoli di Capri is an island off the coast of Italy, floating in the Tyrrhinian Sea. Part of the Campania region in the Province of Naples, Capri is also the name of the main village on the isoli.  Throughout history the raw beauty of this location, replete with craggy cliffs and aquamarine vistas, has enticed visitors from all over the world. But these days organic attractions are not the only available; the island is home to dozens of designer shops and chic restaurants. If the heady mix of natural wonders and sophisticated refinements sounds attractive, plan your next visit to Isoli di Capri, Italy using EscapeWizard.com.

The most common way of approaching Capri is from the water, arriving in the Marina Grande, or big harbor. For those adventurous types, boats can be rented from the Marina Grande for independent exploration. Additionally, the Funicular leaves from the Marina on it’s way to the upper reaches of the isle.  On the south side of the island there is also the Marina Piccola, the small harbor. This small inlet is believed by locals to be the site where Ulysses was seduced by the sirens in the Odyssey. And sirens can still be seen in this area today, only now they dress in designer swim wear and sip cocktails by the sea.   

If seaside relaxation is not active enough for your taste, feel free to wander the many trails winding through the island. Roman ruins pepper the countryside, and the many scenic overlooks provide breathtaking views. One of the most famous, and famously reproduced, natural attractions observable from the peaks are the Faraglioni. Limestone stacks that jut up out of the aquamarine water, the craggy formations are oddly beautiful. This side of Capri has been popular with artists and their wealthy patrons since Roman times.

Another famous sightseeing must is the Blue Grotto, or Grotta Azzurra. A natural cave, the grotto is famed for its electric blue waters and the etheral silver light which highlights the subterranian rock formations. The Grotta Azzura can only be accessed by row boat, holding two to three passengers each. Be aware however, that certain weather conditions will result in a “closing” of the caves to visitors. 

Anacapri is another town on the island, located above the main town of Capri. Catch one of the buses that regularly run between the two towns, and head for higher ground. Anacapri is home to the Villa San Michele; originally the home to a Swedish physician, the picturesque house is now a museum holding ancient artifacts. 

Capri can be accessed primarily from the water; shuttle ferries run to and from Naples and Sorrento year round, and from the Almalfi Coast in the summer months. The closest airport is the Capodichino International Airport (NAP) in Naples, and from there it is possible to catch a train to the Stazione Central. You can purchase your tickets through EscapeWizard.com; to do so, please use the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  It is possible to drive to one of the port areas outside of Naples and onto a ferry, either the Molo Beverello or Calata Porta di Massa, but unfortunately Capri is closed to cars half the year so it is often better to leave automobiles in the secured parking decks at the port. 

Though the most common way to approach Isoli di Capri is by sea, it is possible to fly into Capri via helicopter. A helicopter can be chartered from Naples to Anacapri. For more information, please follow this link (http://www.capri.com/en/c/sam-helicopters). When booking a hotel, click on this (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your Capri hotel through EscapeWizard.com. 

Capri has been a resort destination since the times of ancient Rome. Like the siren’s song, the bewitching combination of natural and manmade charms will undoubtably lure you onto this island’s shore. To start planning your trip to Isoli di Capri, Italy, just click the link above and book your next vacation with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Isoli di Capri
By Laura Catherine Koss
Capri Tiberio Palace Hotel & Spa
Via Croce 11-15, Capri, 80073 Italy
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Situated on the clear blue shores of the Mediterranean, the Capri Tiberio Palace Hotel & Spa is a lavish retreat tailored to accommodate guests with a propensity for pure luxury.Minutes away from the legendary Piazzetta, this 19thcentury estate is 30 miles from the Naples Capodichino Airport and close to famous area attractions like Mount Solaro, the Faraglioni Rocks, and the Blue Grotto.

Arriving after the 3 p.m. check-in time, guests will find their spacious room arranged in a style of refined elegance. Bathed in warm natural lighting cascading in from towering windows, suites offer a serene retreat with all the comforts and amenities of a cozy home. Stocked with a minibar, plush beds, and a secure safe, rooms include a satellite LCD television, complimentary internet access, and a remodeled bathroom featuring a marble-based bath tub for the ultimate in private pampering.

A common area for celebrity sightings, the Jacky Bar provides the hotel’s central meeting location where evening cocktails and the smooth melodies of a live piano player lull guests into a long-awaited relaxation. The recently renovated Tiberio Spa allows guests to indulge in the newest wellness treatments such as face and body packages by Sodashi and cutting edge hydromassage techniques. With options of an indoor pool modeled after an ancient Roman bath, a fully equipped fitness facility, and the rustic Taschen bookstore, this majestic Capri getaway will keep even the most discerning guests entertained.

One of the area’s esteemed hosting venues, acclaimed for both its unrivaled business accommodations and range of luxury options, the Tiberio offers every service necessaryin creating the premier professional and social event. With grandiose facilities designed for up to 60 guests, a diligent staff sees that every detail is tended to, providing high-end technical equipment, gourmet catering productions, and an on-site concierge ready to provide transportation via car, private boat, or helicopter.

Guests should be sure to experience the taste of true Mediterranean flavor at the feature restaurant before departing by their 12 p.m. check-out time. Breathtaking views accompany a meal of authentic Island cuisine while guests dine on the grand terrace of Terrazza Tiberio. To step into a world of rich Italian luxury with the very finest opportunities for a business and personal escape, arrange your stay at the Capri Tiberio Palace Hotel & Spa now with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).