Anacapri#9 in Best Things To Do in Capri
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If you want to spend time on Capri in a charming, quaint town away from the luxury shops and thick crowds, then Anacapri is for you. The whitewashed town still exudes a calm and authentic vibe, as there are local neighborhoods, shops and restaurants all around the streets. Plus, there are a couple major attractions on Capri, such as the Villa San Michele and Mount Solaro that can be accessed from Anacapri. There are also a few historical buildings and museums in town that attract tourists, including the Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, a small church noted for its mosaic floor, and the Casa Rossa, which houses a collection of 19th-century art.
To access Anacapri, take the public bus or a taxi from either the main town or Marina Grande. While the Chiesa is free to access, the Casa Rossa costs 3.50 euros (around $4) to enter. There are restroom and restaurant facilities all around the town, and most attractions can be accessed year-round during daylight hours.
Recent reviewers were complimentary of the attractions and neighborhoods in Anacapri, though it should be noted that there are not as many hotels, nightlife options or beach clubs on this part of the island.
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#1 Mount Solaro
The tallest mountain on Capri is also a top attraction on the island. From the top, you can see most of Capri's major towns and points of interest; however, you can also see the Bay of Naples and the distant Amalfi Coast. Past reviewers said a trip up to the top does not disappoint, with some calling it the experience of a lifetime. Plus, a chairlift from Anacapri will take you from the town to the summit in only 12 minutes. In your rides up and down, you'll pass quaint farms, local vegetation and pristine neighborhoods. If you'd prefer the challenge of climbing the mountain yourself, you can take the trail from Anacapri, which takes between an hour and 90 minutes.
The chairlift to the top is open year round, and a ticket costs 11 euros (around $12.35), or 8 euros (about $9) if you want to walk down. Between March and October, the lift is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you visit between November and February, you can ride up between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. To access this attraction, just take the bus to Anacapri. There are restrooms and small eateries at the top of Mount Solaro, but there are also plenty of facilities at the base.
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