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Key Info

Via S. Francesco 90076

Price & Hours

Free

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Cafes, Shopping, Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The Piazza Umberto, or La Piazzetta, represents the center of the bustling main town of Capri. Though the square in the center of town is small, it's a great place to walk around, grab a drink or shop. Many of Capri's famous fashion stores line the streets in the neighborhood surrounding the Piazzetta, and tourists looking to spot celebrities should look there first. A charming clock tower is the centerpiece of the piazza, which can get crowded in the summer. Plus, there are a few viewpoints near the square that look down upon Marina Grande and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Recent visitors appreciated the shops and beauty of the town of Capri, but they noted that it can feel a bit touristy.

To access the main piazza from Marina Grande, you can take the funicular up the mountain for just 2 euros (about $2.25). Alternatively, you can take a taxi or walk. Drinks and food will be more expensive in this area, but there are plenty of tasty options nonetheless. During the summer, there are outdoor patios and tables all over the square. 

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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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