Naples and surroundings and next Events
CAPRI is formed by two plateaus (Capri and Anacapri) that give it an unmistakable profile. The island rises from a deep sea, with often indented coasts, with many coves (there are about 65 coves, among which the most famous is “la grotta azzurra”),it is encircled by reefs with fantastic shapes (celebrates are “ I Faraglioni”).The fascination of its landscape, the lovely climate , the serenity of the sky, the rich typical vegetation of the Mediterranean flora, make It one of the more beautiful islands of the world.
It was populate since from the prehistoric age, then It was colonized by the Greeks and therefore began part of the Roman Empire.
The emperor Augusto was conquered by this island, and his successor Tiberio lived on its last ten years of his life abandoning Rome: Still stand the ruins of the ancient imperial residences.
With the fall of the Empire the island was exposed to the incursions of the pirates and it lost all its importance. During the XVII SEC. the island came back to life as haunting land of the Borboni.
In the Napoleonic age were settled the English that were driven away by the troops of Murat in the 1806 during an epic battle.
The reputation of Capri became huge from the 1827, when the poet Von Palten discovered and introduced to the world the famous “grotta azzurra” (blue cove). then the island was preferred goal, and source of inspiration, of writers, poets and painters, above all Germans and at the beginning of the XX sec It was shelter of writer and political Russians refugees; (among them Lenin and Gorki). In the last few decades with the fast growing of the receptive features,Capri, from aristocratic asylum of romantics and intellectuals, has been transformed in one of most elegant and searched zones of the international tourism.