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Capri in winter

Capri in winter, the best idea for your winter holiday!

Capri in winter? Exactly. If you wish to admire the most enthralling landscapes and if you are a travels’ enthusiast and you don’t mind missing a few water activities (like, is very likely, the visit to the Blue Grotto), then Capri in winter is a great idea.

But before discover why we can say this, some advertisements.

First of all, in Campania, which is the name of the region in Italy where Naples, Amalfi and Capri are located, you can expect the average temperature in the 50’s Fahrenheit around December, January and February.

The sea could be rough and that’s why sometimes the connections to mainland are interrupted.

The weather is often sunny, you can expect eight or ten rainy days in a month, but we can suggest several things to do in Capri in bad weather conditions.

And, at least, remember that most of the bars, restaurants and fashion shops are closed from November to April: in the “piazzetta”, under the clock tower you will easily find a printout of everything that is open.

As you already know, the days are shorter, which means that sunrise is around 7 am and sunset around 4,30 p.m.

Now, what winter in Capri looks like?

After October Capri is (almost) empty. From via Krupp you can see the sea again (and not the thousand moored boats). At the bar people read the newspaper and at sunset the locals return to enjoy the sunset, walking through the streets and then stopping at panoramic points.

The funicular closes and in the evening at 8.00, after the last hydrofoil, you could feel magically alone. 

Capri in winter is the most authentic beauty and you must be ready to experience it. And that’s why until the middle of the last century many intellectuals came to spend a period here between October and April, to escape the harsh northern winter while at the same time also avoiding the torrid Italian summer.

During winter you can visit some historical and cultural sites that might be overlooked from May to August, and Winter is also the best time to visit Capri if you love to take long walks. Such as the path that connects Villa Jovis to Villa Lysis, which takes about 40 minutes on foot.

You can take the chairlift to Mount Solaro and then head to Villa San Michele. This location offers delightful views of the island with a scenic backdrop of Mount Vesuvius and Naples.

And what if it rains?

Check the weather every day in the early morning and plan your daily activities. If it could be a rainy day, organize your day with our suggestions:

book and live a cooking class at Michel’angelo Restaurant. You will cook the traditional dishes by using farm to table ingredients and following the owner’s family recipes, handed down generations.

Visit the Centro Caprese Ignazio Cerio Museum, perfect for archeology and geology lovers.

Visit Casa Rossa in Anacapri, which holds Roman statues made under Tiberio’s request, found inside the Blue Grotto.

Indulge in some beauty therapy at one of the island’s salons, like the Gatto Bianco Spa Wellnesscenter, open all year round.

So, don't worry about the season, Capri is always a good idea!


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