Take the ferry from the port of Sorrento to Capri Island, the pearl of the Bay of Naples. Here you have a choice of two walks, a short easy walk to visit Emperor Tiber’s villa or a longer coastal walk from the hill town of Anacapri down to the west coast, with the option of an additional easy panoramic coastal walk to the Blue Grotto. On the island you can use the public bus or cable car to travel around. In the late afternoon return to Sorrento by ferry.
Walk A: Roman Villa Jovis (Tiberio) walk (5.3 km):
This is an easy walk that goes from the town of Capri to the Roman Villa Jovis from where Emperor Tiberio is said to have thrown his rivals and unwanted guests off the cliff. Walk along paved and cobbled lanes lined with luxurious gardens, and take in great views of the western side of the island and the Gulf of Naples.
Challenge: 1.5 hours, 5.3 km / 3,5 mi, 239m ascent, 238m descent
Walk B: From Anacapri to Punta Carena (6.5 km / 4 mi):
A really spectacular walk with really great views of the Faraglioni, Capri, the Gulf of Naples and the imposing cliffs between Monte Solaro and Punta Carena.
The recommended starting point, Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri, is where most tourists arrive by public transport. From Anacapri a 2 kilometer climb brings you to the top of Monte Solaro. You can also take the cable car from WP2 to WP9.
Alternatively from WP8 you can make a 400m detour to reach WP40 from where you can enjoy exceptional views. Following the panoramic cliff edge a gentle descent brings you to Punta Carena. The trail runs a few meters from the cliff edge - but it may pose a problem for those suffering vertigo.
It is also possible to start the walk in Capri; from here the walk is quite steep – there is a section where you need to scramble using your hands. This route gives you spectacular views of Capri and the eastern part of the island.
From Punta Carena you return by bus to Anacapri where you change bus to reach Capri or Marina Grande OR you can continue walking to the Blue Grotto.
Challenge: 1.5-2 hours, 6.5 km / 4 mi, 278m ascent, 559m descent
Walk C: Extension to Blue Grotto from Punta Carena (6 km / 3,5 mi):
This is one of the most picturesque trails on the island. The path gently contours the coast offering spectacular sea views from the cliffs and 19th century military forts. From the end of the walk take the local bus to Piazza della Pace, Anacapri.
Challenge: 1.5-2 hours, 6 km / 3,5 mi, 279m ascent, 283m descent