RRO-125 | Sorrento, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii) | See Special Notes
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Your excursion departs from Sorrento where you'll walk to the pier and board a jetfoil for an approximate 25-minute cruise to the stunningly beautiful isle of Capri. Transfer by minibus to the town of Anacapri situated high up in the hills on the less populated west side of the island.
Explore the grounds of the Villa San Michele. Built by Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe, this stunning manor is located on the same site where the villa of Roman Emperor Tiberius once stood. The villa's grounds offer panoramic views from its commanding vantage point perched atop the Phoenician Steps that connect Anacapri and Capri Town. From the San Michele gardens you can take in the views of Capri Town to the Bay of Naples and the Sorrento peninsula to Mt. Vesuvius. Besides the awe-inspiring vistas, the gardens themselves were named some of the most significant in the country. Stroll the gardens and experience a sense of antiquity as you gaze upon statues and relics that date back to ancient Egypt.
The next stop is the east side of the island to the main population center of Capri Town for lunch followed by some free time. Upon arrival by minibus, it's a quick walk to a fine sit-down restaurant where you'll be served an authentic Southern Italian meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Campania region.
After lunch, you can spend your free time shopping for souvenirs or visit the verdant Gardens of Augustus. This lush garden setting is situated high atop a sheer cliff that provides a striking view where you can take in the dramatic scenery of the turquoise sea below and the famed Faraglioni stacks, three rock pinnacles formed over time by erosion from the wind and sea. Afterwards, you'll transfer by cable car to the Marina Grande and take the jetfoil back to Sorrento.