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"Insula Capreae", so named because from a distance its outline brings to mind a reclining goat (the Greeks called it Kapros - the Island of the Boar); or perhaps because of the many goats living on its rugged surface (that the goats actually existed is indirectly confirmed in 17th Century texts by the praise bestowed upon the manificient, sweet ricotta - made of goats' milk - prepared by the monks in the "Certosa" - the Cistercian Abbey on Capri). Geologically speaking, the island is an extension of the Peninsula of Sorrento and formed of the same limestone. Slightly more than 10 sq km., the island divided between two townships: Capri itself and AnaCapri, higher than the former. The Greek prefix, "ana", indicates in fact this greater height.
- Between parallels 40°30'40" and 40°30'48" N
Meridians 14°11'54" and 14°16'19" E
Distances in sea miles from: Naples 17; Sorrento 7,7; Castellammare 13; Amalfi 17,5; Salerno 25; lschia 16; Positano 11.
Distance round the island by road: 17 km; by sea: 9 miles
- You can reach Capri by ferry or hydrofoil from either Naples or Sorrento. Transportation from Naples is available either at the port of Mergellina or Molo Beverello; however, it is much more convenient to depart from Molo Beverello because of the greater frequency of departures and larger selection of ferries and hydrofoils. From Naples, the ferry takes about 80 minutes. The hydrofoil takes about 40 minutes.
Capri is made even more charming by the large choice of accommodation facilities on offer.
Capri accommodation in Hotel Farm House Farm Holiday Bed&Breakfast Camping Holiday Home Rooms for rent Residence Tourist Village Camp site.
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