Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Isle of Capri is part of the Campania region of Italy. It borders the Gulf of Naples to the north, being about 36 km from Naples and 5 km from Sorrento. The rocky island occupies an area of 10.4 square meters, and its width is only 2.5 km. The highest point here is 586 m above sea level. (Monte Solaro). The population is just over 12,000 people.
Capri is believed to have been part of mainland Italy in the past. Traces of human activity found on the island date back to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, but its heyday was mainly due to the activities of the Roman emperor Octavian Augustus and later his successor Tiberius. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the island passed into the possession of Naples, during which time it suffered numerous pirate attacks and devastation. Nowadays, Capri is a popular luxury summer resort.
There are two towns on the island – Capri and Anacapri, and the distance between the two is about 2.5 km. The main attraction for tourists here is the abundance of natural resources and numerous ruins, architectural and historical monuments. With its scenic views and rocky shores, the island can be said to be a landmark in itself. But if certain ones have to be singled out, the Lazurnara cave ("Grotta Azzurra") is among the most popular. It is located on the sea coast on the north side of the island, part of which is underwater. It was opened in 1826, and an interesting fact is that it is decorated with statues. Another phenomenon on the island of Capri are the Faraglioni rocks ("Faraglioni") - three limestone rocks, each with its own name. The tunnel dug in Mezo is world famous. The church of San Michele ("San Michele"), built in the 18th century, is also often visited by tourists. (located in Anacapri); the Punta Karena lighthouse, built in 1866; The Natural Arco ("Arco Naturale") and others.