Things to do on holiday in Capri (different from usual)
Things to do on holiday in Capri (different from usual)?
Capri is known all over the world for its beauty, its cuisine, its fashion and its dolce vita. But how many of you are looking for something different during a holiday and want to experience a place in a simple way just like the locals? Visiting uncrowded places, discovering beauties known to a few, more "easy" places far from the VIP environment that populates the "living room of the world" La Piazzetta. With this short and useful guide you will experience Capri in a different way, just like a real Caprese lives it in Summer!
Far less touristy itineraries
Astarita Park: recently renovated, this park surrounded by greenery and located a few steps from the splendid Villa Jovis, offers a breathtaking view. Sit in the shade of the trees to admire one of the most beautiful views that Capri can offer and then take the opportunity to see the villa of the Emperor Tiberius which is less than a 3-minute walk from here!
The Calanche path: After having seen the Astarita park and villa Jovis, enter this path that leads from here and continues immersed in the greenery along the coast arriving at the fabulous Villa Lysis. Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the view of the Gulf.
The path of the Fortini: no guide will ever lead you here both because the access is not really central (it can be accessed both from the Blue Grotto and from the Lighthouse of Punta Carena) and because it is a route several kilometers long that lasts about 3 hours and is not recommended. to those who suffer from vertigo. The path of the forts runs along the three forts of Orrico, Pino and Mesola, that is the military posts built in the early 1800s by the English. Bring a swimsuit with you! It will be possible to swim both in the sea and in the splendid natural pools that you will find along the path.
Capri restaurants where the Capresi eat:
Given that in Capri there is a very high quality of food and it is really difficult to eat badly, we recommend really niche places and for connoisseurs where you will find excellent cuisine and you will not spend much
Trattoria Da Pasquale: located a few minutes from the Piazzetta, this no-frills trattoria offers really good fish and typical Caprese cuisine at very reasonable prices compared to those of many other local restaurants. Here substance is preferred to form. Recommended if you are traveling with friends as the environment is very informal and convivial.
Da Antonio: snack bar located at the Punta Carena lighthouse with breathtaking sea views. It is a famous place among us islanders for the famous caponata. An explosion of local flavors made with durum wheat, fior di latte mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, rocket, and vegetables in oil. Take it complete and you will not regret it. Better still if accompanied by a cold jug of local wine sangria.
Gradola Beach: do you want to taste local delicacies and fresh fish on the sea without spending too much? Then this is the place for you! Each dish is prepared by Anacapri cooks with simple and tasty ingredients. Try the fried anchovies and the Caprese ravioli. It is usually only open for lunch but it is also possible to have dinner upon reservation. The location is simple, the view does the rest! the restaurant is located in the Blue Grotto, right on the sea.
Where to have an aperitif in Capri near the sea and without spending too much?
Maliblù sunset: a small bar located at the Punta Carena lighthouse, right on the side of the island where the sun sets. Usually a couple of times a week local DJs and live music groups perform from afternoon to sunset. A magical, romantic and breathtaking place!
The bars in the port: during the day they are literally besieged by crowds of tourists but in the late afternoon they are completely displaced. It is possible to enjoy excellent cocktails in peace by being carried away by the sound of the sea waves, by the pastel colors of the sky reflected on the multicolored boats and by the sounds of seagulls.
Capri Rooftop: definitely more "glam" this place frequented by tourists but also residents is the ideal place to sip an excellent drink overlooking the Faraglioni far from the chaos of the Piazzetta. Go there before it gets dark to admire the grandeur of the Faraglioni during golden hour.
In the first photo Belvedere of the Astarita Park; in the second Sunset from Maliblu sunset (credits Lido del Faro)