Gardens of Augustus#2 in Best Things To Do in Capri
Visiting the Gardens of Augustus is a great option for those who want to admire views of Capri but don't have the time to hike a great distance. The terraced, multilevel gardens overlook some of the island's best attractions, such as the Faraglioni and Marina Piccola. Plus, guests can look down upon the architectural feat that is Via Krupp, which is a (now permanently closed) path carved into the steep mountainside that contains dozens of switchbacks.
Reviewers said the garden was a romantic overlook of the jagged coast and small harbor. Past travelers did complain of crowds, but suggested arriving in the morning or the late afternoon to avoid the onslaught of daytrippers.
Entrance to this garden complex costs just 1 euro (around $1.15), and it can be accessed from the center of Capri by taking Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via Federico Serena and then Via Matteotti. Unfortunately, there are no public buses or taxis that can take you directly to the site. For an extra 2 euros (about $2.25), you can also access the Certosa di San Giacomo, which is another popular attraction on Capri. There are restrooms, shops and restaurants near the gardens. The attraction welcomes visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from March to November.
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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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