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Everything is more intense on the Amalfi coastline: the colours of the pink bougainvillaea which covers the houses, the flavour of the food - here you can find the best pizza in the world, fabulous fish and the wonderful tasting buffalo mozzarella - and the people, who are open, friendly and very hospitable. Not to be missed are the island of Capri, Villa Cimbrone at Ravello, with its spectacular view over the Amalfi coast, the excavations of Pompei and finally Positano, the jewel of the coastline.our villas on the Amalfi coast ›
An island that offers a landscape of wild beauty sculpted by wind, sea and the hand of man, this is Capri. With a precipitous, jagged coast, and encircled by the famous faraglioni (sea stacks), enormous and uniquely-shaped boulders, and by numerous caves that tell of evocative plays of light. The most famous of these caves is the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), closely connected to the history of tourism in Capri. The Certosa di San Giacomo (Caerthusian monastery of Saint James) was constructed in the 14th century by Count Giacomo Arcucci (advisor of the Neapolitan queen Giovanna I d'Angiņ) and is a splendid example of Caprese architecture. In the mid 1600s, the monastery was enlarged and restructured with Baroque elements. Inside the monastery, there are two exquisite cloisters - the larger one dating back to the enlargement in the 1600s and the smaller originating in the 1300s.
Villa Jovis is the most imposing of the 12 villas constructed on the island
by the Emperor Tiberius in around 30BC. It is located on above the sea on
the peak of Mount Tiberius, an absolutely spectacular position which overlooks
the entire Gulf of Naples. The villa stretches over about 7000sqm, distributed
over several floors. Worthy of note are the enormous tanks positioned in
the centre of the complex which were used to supply collected rainwater
to the Emperor and his subjects for drinking and for thermal baths.
The Fenicia staircase was, until 1874, the only link between Capri and Anacapri. Setting out from the Marina Grande (the main marina of Capri), the staircase climbs up the cliff and rises 200 metres before arriving at Rupe di Capodimonte in Anacapri.