Magic made in the Mediterranean...
The most panoramic hotel on the whole of Capri, Caesar Augustus sits perched on the edge of a 300 meter high cliff, directly above the sea, in the town of Anacapri.
Despite the passage of time and the arrival of tourism, the little town of Anacapri has managed to conserve all of its typical Mediterranean charm. Stroll through the historic center and you might easily come across artisans at work, gaggles of children playing in the piazzettas and groups of eldery islanders sat outside their cottages, chatting or snoozing in the sun.
You won't find stores selling the latest in designer fashions, but you'll have no problem finding a seamstress capable of making you a beautiful, made-to-measure shirt.
You won't spend the night in a club packed with models and movie stars, but you'll be able to share a bottle of wine with the local fishermen, on the beach beneath the lighthouse.
You won't come across glitzy restaurants invaded by popstars and paparazzi, but you'll be able to enjoy the authentic flavors of the island's cuisine in our La Terrazza di Lucullo.
And, if you fancy a glamorous night out on the town, Capri's legendary Piazzetta is only a 10 minute taxi ride away!
The most beautiful view on the island is there, right in front of you; the rest of Capri's treasures, just moments away
How to get to Caesar Augustus
Hotel Caesar Augustus is situated right at the start of Anacapri, the town built on the slopes of Monte Solaro, the highest part of the island. Let us know what time you are scheduled to reach the port of Capri and, on your arrival, you'll find our driver waiting to accompany you to the hotel.
Suitcase essentials: what to pack
Capri is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate, meaning that from April to October the temperature is warm and rain is rare.
This said, the temperature does drop, quite considerably, in the evenings. So we suggest you always bring a light pullover or jacket with you. Given the location of the hotel's terraces, on the cliff edge, directly above the sea, ladies may find they need a shawl to protect them from the sea breeze in the evening.
We recommend wearing flat or low-heeled shoes: Capri's picturesque cobbled streets and steep stairways make tottering around on high heels uncomfortable - if not downright dangerous!
- Island of Capri
- Coordinates: 40°33'3.20"N 14°14'33.36"E
- Surface area of island
- 10,4 Km
- Capri (7300 inhabitants circa)
- Anacapri (6800 inhabitants circa)
- GMT +1 (Central European Time)
- Duration of navigation
- 25 minutes from port of Sorrento
- 50 minutes from port of Naples
- Electricity voltage
- From 220 V AC to 240 V AC
- Nearest airport
- Capodichino international airport NAP
- There is a heliport on the island
Sun bleached lanes lined with tiny artisan studios and workshops, cute barrel-roofed cottages and gorgeous Mediterranean gardens: Anacapri is exactly the way a peaceful little Southern Italian town should be.
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.
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.
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.
The hotel lies within meters of the Phoenician Steps: 900 steps carved out of the rocks by the Ancient Greeks and which, until the early 20th century, were the only way to reach Anacapri from Marina Grande.
Our tip: walk down the steps to enjoy the amazing views and to reach the beach of Bagni di Tiberio, where you'll be able to swim amidst the ruins of one of the many villas the Emperor Tiberius' built on the island of Capri.
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 sun shines on the beach from dawn until dusk, the water is always crystal clear, and there are some great beach clubs and snack bars.