Monte Solaro Chairlift

Monte Solaro Chairlift

Four spots to visit when on Capri…

Monte Solaro
The chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro, the highest point of the island of Capri, lies within easy walking distance of the hotel. It takes just 12 minutes to reach the summit of the mountain, where you’ll find a bar and viewing terraces.
Our tip: travel up to the top of the mountain by chairlift, but make the return journey on foot. On your way back down, pay a visit to the gorgeous little hermitage of Cetrella: the most enchanting (and panoramic!) house of worship on Capri.

Grotta Azzurra
Not everybody knows that you can reach Capri’s Grotta Azzurra on foot (or by bus). From the center of Anacapri, the road leads all the way down to the sea and the jetty located next to the entrance of the famous blue grotto. From here, you can climb aboard one of the little rowing boats and sail inside the cave.
Our tip: in the summer, you may have to queue to enter the cave. Go early in the morning (about 9.00) or late in the afternoon, to avoid the crowds.

Villa Axel Munthe
Hotel Caesar Augustus is located within steps of the museum-house built by the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe in the late 19th century. Munthe chose the site for its spectacular view, the same view which can be seen from our terraces.
Our tip: ask our concierge to see the calendar of events. During the summer, concerts and performances are regularly held in the villa’s garden

Punta Carena Lighthouse

Punta Carena Lighthouse

Punta Carena Lighthouse
On the westernmost tip of the island, Capri’s “faro” is one of the tallest lighthouses in Italy (second only to Genova’s “lanterna”). The beach beneath the lighthouse provides an idyllic spot from where to admire the sun setting over the sea. Our tip: if you’re a lover of the sun and sea, this is the place for you. The sunshines on the beach from dawn until dusk, the water is always crystal clear, and there are some great beach clubs and snack bars.