The Phoenicians and the Greeks, having colonized Southern Italy, came to know Capri; but the island's first lover was Augustus, who arrived here in 29 B.C. After the Greek period, Capri was bound to Naples and, as is obvious, their destinies were linked. When Augustus, sailing through the Gulf, saw Capri he was so struck that he suggested trading Roman Ischia to Naples in exchange for Capri, to have as his own. The Neapolitans accepted the idea eagerly: Ischia was broad and fertile; Capri, instead, small and rocky.
Capri is made even more charming by the large choice of accommodation facilities on offer.