Travel: 48 hours in Capri

Robin Gauldie spends a weekend in Capri, south of Naples
Capri's Faraglioni cliffsCapri's Faraglioni cliffs
Capri's Faraglioni cliffs

Thursday, 3pm

Check in at the four-star deluxe Punta Tragara (Via Tragara 57, Capri; tel: 081 8370844, Sip a prosecco on your balcony while admiring the view of iconic offshore crags I Faraglioni.


Stroll down to Capri’s lively Piazzetta for an aperitivo, then dinner at Aurora (Via Fuorlavodo 18­22, Capri; tel: 081 8370181,, around €60 for two, with wine.

Friday, 11am

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Visit the clifftop ruins of Villa Jovis, holiday retreat of tyrannical 1st-century emperor Tiberius.


Ride the funicular to Marina Grande for lunch by the sea at Ristorante L’Approdo (Piazza Angelo Ferraro 12; tel: 081 837 8990,


Take a spin in one of Capri’s classic open-topped taxis, then visit Villa San Michele (


Enjoy spaghetti alle vongole at La Cappanina (Viale Botteghe 12; tel: 081 837 0732, www.cappanina­, just off the Piazzetta.

Saturday, 8:30am

Catch a boat from Grotto Azzurra jetty to visit Capri’s famous attraction. If you’re unlucky, your boatman will sing.


Whet your appetite with a swim at Beach Club Il Riccio (Capri Palace Hotel, ViaCapodimonte 14; tel: 081 978 0111) before lunch there, three courses with wine cost from around €60.


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Ride the chairlift from Via Caposcuro to the top of Monte Solaro for the island’s best view, with Vesuvius on the horizon.


Dine at laid­back Trattoria Mamma (Via Chiusarano 6, Anacapri; tel: 081 837 2057), where the accent is on solid pasta dishes.

Sunday, 7:30am

Check out for your ferry to Naples and flight home.

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• EasyJet ( flies from Edinburgh to Naples. SNAV (, Caremar ( and NLG operate hydrofoils and ferries between Naples and Capri, journey time 50-80 minutes. Kirker Holidays (, tel: 0207 593 2283) offers three nights at the Hotel Punta Tragara from around £1,300 B&B, including flights and private transfers.