Hotel Senaria, Anacapri ***
This rather charming little three-star hotel on the island of Capri lies on the road between Anacapri and Faro in a peaceful backwater with quiet squares and charming whitewashed buildings. Life travels at a relaxed pace here and the welcome is friendly and warm with plenty of delicious home baking. View hotel
Double rooms from €70
Hotel Caesar Augustus, Anacapri *****
This sumptuous five-star hotel is ideal for those looking for a luxurious base for their vacation on Capri. Spectacularly positioned 1,000 feet above sea level, the Hotel Caesar Augustus has a dramatic clifftop location and all the comforts. But should you wish to venture outside the luxury of the hotel,... View hotel
Double rooms from €0
Hotel Casa Caprile, Anacapri ***
This Capri hotel offers 21 elegantly furnished rooms, including two luxurious suites. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, telephone, satellite TV and minibar, most have air conditioning and terraces. Staff will be happy to help you to arrange sightseeing excursions and boat trips around the island, and there is scuba... View hotel
Double rooms from €105
The isle of Capri's 'other' town, Anacapri is the main centre of the western part of the island. A more affordable option than Capri itself, the town spreads out from the main square of Piazza Vittoria. it sits beneath the island's highest peak, Monte Solaro; a chair lift runs up the mountain from Piazza Vittoria in the centre of town. Once there, you are greeted by a ruined castle and a cafe, allowing you to take refreshments and drink in a stupendous view of the island and Mediterranean below.
Main sights in the town include the church of San Michele, with a tiled floor depicting 'The Fall'. Head to the upper balcony to get the best view of this masterpiece by 18th century Neopolitan painter Solimena. In rich yellows and blues, the tableau depicts unicorns, cats and other creatures. The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) lies 45 minutes out of town (or take the 20-minute bus ride from Piazza Vittoria). This is Capri's most famous tourist sight, with a brilliant blue being created by the sun filtering through the water of the cave. Back in town, you pass the gamut of souvenir stalls to reach the Villa San Michele, built by Swedish writer and healer Axel Munthe, and the gardens of which have panoramic views of the island, the Sorrentine Peninsula, and Mount Vesuvius beyond.