Robin Gauldie spends a weekend in Capri, south of Naples
Check in at the four-star deluxe Punta Tragara (Via Tragara 57, Capri; tel: 081 8370844, www.hoteltragara.com). 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, www.auroracapri.com), around €60 for two, with wine.
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, approdocapri.com).
Take a spin in one of Capri’s classic open-topped taxis, then visit Villa San Michele (www.villsanmichele.eu).
Enjoy spaghetti alle vongole at La Cappanina (Viale Botteghe 12; tel: 081 837 0732, www.cappaninacapri.com), just off the Piazzetta.
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.
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.
Check out for your ferry to Naples and flight home.
• EasyJet (www.easyjet.com) flies from Edinburgh to Naples. SNAV (www.snav.it), Caremar (www.caremar.it) and NLG operate hydrofoils and ferries between Naples and Capri, journey time 50-80 minutes. Kirker Holidays (www.kirkerholidays.com, tel: 0207 593 2283) offers three nights at the Hotel Punta Tragara from around £1,300 B&B, including flights and private transfers.