Capri

Capri is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.

Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas, the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea (the Faraglioni), Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.

Capri is part of the region of Campania, Province of Naples. The town of Capri is the main centre of population on the island. It has two harbours, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate comune of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west.

The etymology of the name Capri is unclear; it might either be traced back to the Ancient Greeks (Ancient Greek kapros meaning "wild boar"), the first recorded colonists to populate the island. But it could also derive from Latin capreae (goats). Fossils of wild boars have been discovered, lending credence to the "kapros" etymology, but on the other hand the Romans called Capri "goat island". Finally, there is also the possibility the name derives from an Etruscan word for "rocky", though any historical Etruscan rule of the island is disputed

Source: Wikipedia Capri

How to reach Capri from Casa Susy

The island of Capri is surely the most attractive location of the gulf of Naples and the only way to reach this marvellous place is by the ferries or hydrofoils from the port of Sorrento. There are many trips back and fourth the island during the day from 7:30 am to 18:30 pm. From Casa Susy it is possible to get to the Sorrento's port Marina Piccola by using the Circumvesuviana orange bus with a trip of 10 minutes. Once arrived to the port it is possible to by the tickets for round trip. The island will be reached in less than 30 minutes by the fast hydrofoils!

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