The island of Capri is situated in the hills, cliffs, olive groves, vineyards and garden terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius looms in the distance. With its white ferries and hydrofoils paths it has been a beautiful resort since the Roman Republic. The Island itself dates back to ancient and Roman times as evidenced by its historic villas and ruins, the most famous of which is Villa Jovis and the turn of the 20th century Villa San Michele which is built on the ruins of Emperor Tiberius villa. The island is also home to European artists and celebrities which inspires paintings, literature and music. The island also hosts annual events like the: Capri International Film Festival, Capri Art Film Festival, International Folklore Festival, Capri Tango Festival and the Settembrata Anacprese.
The famous Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto is a must see destination in the island of Capri. It can be reached via a motorboat, where the tourists will be transferred to a small wooden rowboat which will ferry the tourists to the cave. The cave’s entrance can only accommodate small number of people and the small rowboats are positioned in single file to wait for their turn. The beauty of the cave lies with the sunlight passing through an underwater cavity which shines in the seawater creating a blue reflection which lights the cave. It is one of the sea caves which have blue or emerald light. It also holds antique statues which date back to Roman times. For the safety of the visitors and the oarsman, the grotto cannot be visited during unpleasant weather conditions.