From Rome to Capri to enjoy the most beloved island of the world. An exclusive tour, aboard a local skiff of Sorrento with only 12-14 passengers and a professional captain who will let you discover the amazing island of Capri by the sea.
Duration 13 hours
Available From Monday to Friday from March 1st to November 15th
Small Group Max 12-14 people
Meeting point Termini Station
Directly from Rome to Capri, this tour will show you all the beauty of the island. Visiting hidden caves, enjoying majestic reefs, arches in the rocks, all the famous attractions of the coast and, at the end, you will enjoy the sea jumping into the water. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to visit the island by land for 4 hours.
Program of the boat tour to Capri from Rome:
Catch the high-speed train at 07:00 am in Termini train station (Rome) to depart for Naples. (The departure by train from Rome to Naples is independent and the train tickets will be sent via e-mail the day before the tour)
Arrive to Garibaldi station (Naples), meet your driver outside the Star Hotel Terminus at 08:45 am and transfer to the port.
Departure to Capri.
Arrival to Capri and tour of the island by boat with stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto; along the way, you will see the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena.
Different stops with free time for swimming and snorkeling, as well as a relaxing stop with snacks and drinks offered on board.
Stop from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island of Capri.
Departure from Capri to the port with limoncello tasting.
Return to the port and transfer to Naples central station.
Departure by high-speed train to Rome.
*The stop to the Blue Grotto is not included in the itinerary of this tour due to the long waiting time. All the guests interested to visit the Blue Grotto can do it during the free time on the island.
The price includes: High-speed train Rome/Naples round trip – Transfers to/from the port – Professional skipper – Dry snacks – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The price does not include: Hotel pick-up and drop-off – Destination fee € 5,00 per person to be paid on the spot – Lunch – Snorkeling equipment (it is advisable for the customers to bring their own or to buy it new before boarding: € 15,00 mask; € 9,00 snorkel)
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera.
The Island of Capri is located in the Gulf of Naples, just a few miles from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. The island is 10 square kilometers large and is divided into two municipalities: Capri and Anacapri. The center of Capri develops around the Piazzetta, about 150 meters above the sea level. Anacapri is located higher up, at 275 meters above the sea level.
Directly on the sea you will find two places: Marina Grande (where the Port is located) and Marina Piccola (on the opposite side of the Port, where the Faraglioni are located).
To get from the Port of Marina Grande to the center of Capri the most convenient and fastest way is the funicular: the ticket office is on the right hand side of the hydrofoils' arrival pier. Instead, to get from Marina Grande directly to Anacapri, you have to take the bus from the port.
Once disembarked at the Port of Marina Grande, take the funicular and arrive directly to the famous Piazzetta di Capri, also known as the "living room of the world": the center of local social life.
From here you will be spoiled for choice: you can go down to Corso Vittorio Emanuele and continue to Via Camerelle to enjoy some shopping or simply look at the windows of the biggest luxury brands in the world. For the more curious you can visit the Centro Caprese Ignazio Cerio (just behind the Piazzetta) to get information on the ancient history of Capri. On foot you can take a pleasant walk through the characteristic medieval district of Sant'Anna and then arrive at the Certosa of San Giacomo, the medieval jewel of Capri.
The legend tells that in 1380 the Prior of the Certosa of San Giacomo in Capri, prepared a collection of the most beautiful flowers of the island of Capri to donate to the Queen Giovanna d'Angiò. After three days in the same water, the prior noticed that the water had acquired a fragrance that he had never smelled.
He then turned to a brother expert in alchemy that determined the origin of that perfume: "Garofilium silvestre caprese" and the very first fragrance of Capri was born.
Always the legend tells that, centuries later around the 50s, the Prior of the Certosa rediscovered the old formulas of perfumes and, obtained the papal consent, revealed them to a Piedmontese chemist.
Thanks to that precious treasure of ancient knowledge, the chemist created the smallest perfumery laboratory in the world and decided to call it "Carthusia", that means Certosa. What is important to underline is that over the years all the phases of the processing have not been mechanized, as the handmade realization guarantees the scrupulous observance of the traditional methods.
The bond of Carthusia with Capri is unbreakable and the fact that all its products are the result of a patient study of raw materials coming exclusively from what the Caprese nature produces, is the undisputed proof. The same symbolic icon of Carthusia, the floral mermaid (a woman who releases myriads of colourful flowers), recalls the mythological figures to which Capri is linked by the classical tradition.
The Certosa of San Giacomo is the oldest historical building on the island of Capri. It was built in 1371 by Count Giacomo Arcucci's desire on a land donated by Queen Giovanna I d'Angiò.
You can access the Certosa via an avenue, at the end of which there is an entrance with a fortified tower. Next to the tower is the porch of the Church. Since 1975 this monastery has housed the museum dedicated to the German painter Karl Diefenbach.
Surrounded by breathtaking nature, villas and luxury hotels, it seems like a place suspended in time. Currently you can visit different areas of the Certosa: the first and certainly the most important, is the large cloister or the central part of the Certosa that was once dedicated to seclusion. Here in fact there were the twelve cells of the monks. From the large cloister one can enter the small cloister and finally the house of the spiritual guide. The rooms are spacious and welcoming, but above all they leave a unique view of the Faraglioni of Capri.
At the end of Via Camerelle, when the glamour and worldliness of high fashion boutiques end, a steep but short climb begins in the nature that leads to Via Tragara, which ends with a suggestive terrace lookout on the Faraglioni. From this splendid terrace you can also admire the typical Caprese houses climbing on the slopes, Mount Solaro and the bay of Marina Piccola.
From the Belvedere of Tragara you can get to the Pizzolungo promenade, which leads to the Natural Arch, from the small road that runs along the terrace on the right. Pizzolungo is a particularly evocative path, pleasant in summer and spectacular in winter. The mountain is covered by a thick and spontaneous vegetation and provides the illusion of being away from the world and out of time, when the absolute protagonists of the island of Capri were the rocks and the sea.
The path abounds with panoramic viewpoints and continues pleasantly up to meet a narrow and steep staircase that leads to the Grotto of Matermania, also known as Grotta del Matrimonio or Matromania. From the findings that took place inside, it is not clear to which divinity the cave was dedicated in ancient times, even if the sacred destination of the place is certain. After leaving the cave you have to climb about 200 steps to get to the top where, along a small road on the right, you get to the Natural Arch. The Natural Arch, an amazing paleolithic sculpture, is what remains of a deep and very high cavity, which originally was underground and, after a landslide, became discovered. It has the features of a natural bridge between two pillars of rock and its semicircular split frames a fabulous panorama…
All you have to do is disembark at Marina Grande or walk through the alleys of the historic center to observe colourful, low, high houses with barrel vaults, embraced by bougainvillea. By looking and photographing those buildings, you can understand that each one of them is different, each one of them is special, because they tell a unique story: that is the story of its owner. In Capri there is a private home that more than any other reflects the personality of its owner: Villa Malaparte, by Curzio Malaparte.
Villa Malaparte dominates the Bay of Matermania with its Pompeian red walls and enjoys a dreamlike view: to the south-east you can see the Sorrento Peninsula while to the south you can admire the Faraglioni of Capri and the Scoglio del Monacone.
Its parallelepiped shape is surprising and integrates perfectly with the surrounding area. On the outside, the structure is connected to the sea with stairs that also connect the house to the roof-solarium, where the writer loved to spend his days. The walls are characterized by four large frameless windows that open onto fabulous views. Wonderful is the fireplace with the crystal bottom that lets you glimpse the sea when the flames burn.
Unfortunately it is not possible to visit Villa Malaparte, but it can only be admired from a distance. To see it, you have to take the Pizzolungo walk and immediately after passing the Grotta of Matermania you will find it in front of you, right on the promontory of Capo Masullo, surrounded by pine trees.
The Emperor Tiberius moved to Capri escaping from the frenzy of ancient Rome and built 12 villas, but the main one was Villa Jovis, built in the first century AD on the extreme promontory east of the island. The entire promontory of Mount Tiberius dominates an area of about 7000 square meters.
The view from the north side of the Villa embraces most of the Gulf of Naples, ranging from the island of Ischia to Punta Campanella, while the south side overlooks the center of Capri. Its architectural features recall those of the classic villas of the Roman period, but also those of a small fortress.
The path that leads to Villa Jovis from the Piazzetta of Capri requires a bit of time and energy and it is therefore advisable to "break" the walk by entering two stopovers: Parco Astarita, little known and with free entry, where you can enjoy, from its last terrace, a really spectacular view; and Villa Lysis, a beautiful ancient residence built by Count Fersen for his exile in Capri.
Visiting Villa Lysis means going to the discovery of its secrets and its wonders. Salons, stuccoes, decorations, furnishings, precious marbles: there is not a single detail that does not have a clear inspiration! The result is an extraordinary villa perched on a spur overlooking the sea and the view over the bay of Marina Grande literally leaves you breathless.
The Blue Grotto is Capri's most famous attraction : people from all over the world come to see it even for a few minutes. It is 25 meters wide and 60 meters long with an entrance less than a meter high. As a matter of fact, to enter it you have to lie on the bottom of a rowboat that slides through the small arch. Inside we find ourselves floating in the dark, on a water so blue that it seems transparent.
The entrance fee is payable exclusively on the spot at the floating box office anchored at the entrance of the cave (and only in cash). Unfortunately, in the summer you need to queue for hours to do the boat ride inside, which lasts only about 5 minutes.
To highlight that the Blue Grotto is subject to closure because of the wind and the rough sea that make it impossible to enter.
You can access it in two ways: by sea (far preferable) and by land. By land you start from the center of Anacapri going down along Via Pagliaro and then Via Grotta Azzurra (about 3.5 km) or alternatively there is a bus service leaving from Piazza della Pace to Anacapri.
Once you get off the bus there is a staircase that leads to the sea and where you line up to get on the boats.
The Green Grotto
The Green Grotto, known in ancient times as the Turkish Grotto, is located on the southern side of the island of Capri and is known for the colour of the water in its interior that, due to a special play of light, takes on the green colour. The Green Grotto can only be reached by sea. A curiosity: near the Green Grotto, going towards the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, you can admire the Grotto of the Saints which takes its name from the characteristic shape of the rocks that emerge from the sea inside the cave itself and that look like a group of monks or people kneeling in prayer.
The White Grotto and the Marvellous Grotto
Sailing around the island of Capri you will find numerous caves to discover. Two of the most striking are the White Grotto and the Marvellous Grotto, both close to the Faraglione di Matermania. Unlike other caves on the island of Capri, the opening of the Marvellous Grotto is not located at sea level but at a height of several meters.
Once inside, you are fascinated by the spectacle of stalactites and stalagmites and the view that you can enjoy on the sea below. Access to this splendid grotto is possible from a convenient ladder with a landing place for boats.
The peculiarity of the Marvellous Grotto is that of overlooking another cave, equally famous. Below, in fact, there is the opening of the White Cave, so called for the limestone volutes that literally decorate its vault and its walls. Another important characteristic is the presence of a stalagmite resembling the Virgin Mary in prayer.
The White Cave can only be accessed by sea.
Yes, upon your arrival in Naples train Central station you will find the driver waiting for you at the end of the track with a chart indicating your name. He will then take you to the minibus and will drive you to the port of Piano di Sorrento, where you will embark.
Yes, in case of bad weather/sea conditions the tour might be cancelled. In case of cancellation we are happy to offer our customers the choice of an alternative date or, in case of inability to rebook, the full refund.
Capri boat tour from Rome with transfer by high speed train
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