Capri‘s mild weather and relative isolation have made it a loved retreat for millennia. The island was, in fact, so loved that the Roman Emperor Tiberius lived here and the remains of his villa can be visited to this day. Russians dancers would reside over winter here and other actors, writers and political refugees have stayed too.
Today the island is regularly visited by day-trippers coming in with ferries or hydrofoils from Naples or from the Amalfi Coast. Most travellers spend their time checking out the island’s main squares at the port and higher up the hill, occasionally venturing on clifftop walks along the island’s roads or waiting for a boat to go into the famed Blue Grotto.