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Hiking, Historic Homes/Mansions, Museums, Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 4.5Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

One of the most picturesque spots on Capri, Villa Lysis offers a bird's-eye view of the towns of Capri and Anacapri, as well as Marina Grande. The expansive grounds of this 20th-century villa contain opulent gardens, marble decor and excellent art, as the site was a gathering place for artists, writers and intellectuals for decades. Often paired with a trip to Villa Jovis, a trip to Villa Lysis culminates in a walk through lush greenery towards the famous statue de Nino, which sits atop a sheer cliff overlooking the rest of the island. Recent visitors called a visit to Villa Lysis enchanting, and they said it was a nice getaway from the crowds on other parts of the island.

To access Villa Lysis from the town of Capri, take Via Longano and Via Sopramonte from the center of town. The walk takes about 45 minutes, and there are no public buses or taxis that can drive you to the top; however, walking up the villa's grand staircase is worth the walk and price of admission. Entry tickets cost 2 euros (about $2.25), but they are free for those 11 and younger. The historical site is closed from January to April, and it is open from 10 a.m. to either 4, 5 or 6 p.m. (depending on the month) during the spring, summer and fall. The villa is also closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. For more information, visit the villa's official website.

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Mount Solaro
Gardens of Augustus
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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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