Punta Carena Lighthouse

#10 in Best Things To Do in Capri
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Key Info

80071

Price & Hours

Free

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Natural Wonders, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.0

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Located on the southwest corner of Capri far away from major tourism centers, the Punta Carena Lighthouse is a secluded and picturesque attraction near Anacapri. First used in 1867, the lighthouse is one of the oldest in Italy, and it enjoys spectacular views of the coastline. There is a public beach and picnic area near the lighthouse, and there are a few charming beach cafes in the area as well. Recent visitors loved history and secluded nature of this attraction.

You can access this attraction by boat, foot or bus. Many boat tours pass around the lighthouse, and sunset views of it from the water are spectacular. The hike from Anacapri on Via Nuova del Faro takes about an hour, but travelers said the beach is well worth the wait. If you'd prefer to take the bus, you can take the Faro – Anacapri route from Piazza della Pace, which will take you right by the lighthouse. If you go with the bus option, the journey will last about two hours.

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