15 Facts About Capri


Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrento Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy.

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Some main features of the island include the, the Belvedere of Tragara, the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea, the town of Anacapri, the Blue Grotto, the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas, and the vistas of various towns surrounding the Island of Capri including Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, Nerano, and Naples.

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Capri is part of the region of Campania, Metropolitan City of Naples.

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The town of Capri is a and the island's main population centre.

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In 27 AD, Tiberius permanently moved to Capri, running the Empire from there until his death in 37 AD.

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Capri continued to be a residential diocese until 1818, when the island became part of the archdiocese of Sorrento.

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Capri's diary, found in 1850, is an important information source about Capri.

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Capri's work was continued by his son, author and engineer Edwin Cerio, who wrote several books on life in Capri in the 20th century.

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Capri formed a close friendship with the English novelist George Gissing who provides a colourful and insightful account of his stays with Shortridge in his Published Letters of George Gissing.

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Capri is the setting for "The Lotus Eater", a short story by Somerset Maugham.

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Fersen's life on Capri became the subject of Roger Peyrefitte's fictionalised biography,.

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Capri is a tourist destination for both Italians and foreigners.

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The center of Capri is the Piazza Umberto I Capri is home to the Mediterranean bush, the Arboreal Euphorbia, and the Ilex Wood.

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The most visited attraction in Capri is the, a cave discovered in the 19th century by foreign tourists.

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Capri is served by ferry or hydrofoil from Naples, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi as well as by boat services from the ports of the Bay of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula.

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