Isle of Capri

Capri

Capri is an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, that has been a celebrated "beauty spot" and resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Its features are a litany of postcard views: the Marina Piccola (Small Harbor), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas, the limestone masses that stand out of the sea (the 'Faraglioni'), Anacapri, the Blue Grotto ('Grotta Azzurra'). Above all are the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.

Capri: Between parallels 4030'40" and 4030'48" N and meridians 1411'54" and 1416'19" E

Volume of the island: 2,242 cubic kilometres - Area Capri: 988 acres; Anacapri: 1572 acres. Total: 2560 acres.

Maximum height: 1,920 feet; average height: 676 feet; length: 3,8 miles.
Maximum width: 1,7 miles, minimum width: 3/4 mile.
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: 10.1/2 miles; by sea: 9 miles.
Climate: temperate, restful, invigorating and stimulating.



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