- Swim beneath Capri's iconic Faraglioni
- Bask in the sun on a soft beach mattress
- Sip their famed sangria
La Fontelina - CapriGo to the top
Have you ever seen that gorgeous Dolce e Gabbana perfume commercial? The one where the bikini-clad model emerges from the turquoise waves like a sea goddess? Well, that commercial was filmed right here.
Before becoming one of the most beautiful and exclusive beach clubs in the world, the Fontelina di Capri was simply a place. A hidden, magical cove known only to locals at the foot of the Faraglioni, where the deep blue water reflects the sparkling Mediterranean sun on the dramatic cliffside, and the only sounds are the waves and the sea breeze.
Already during Roman times, a string of emperors and their courts had discovered this breathtaking beach, and made it their chosen seaside pleasure retreat. And with this winning mix of natural beauty and historic charm, the Arcucci and Gargiulo families have both conserved and shared the Fontelina with visitors for more than 50 years. Their hospitality is legendary, and their cuisine is unique and unforgettable; this is the perfect place to spend a day enjoying Capri's coast, stretched out on the soft beach mattresses directly on the rocky cliff, and sipping from a pitcher of sagria brought directly to you along the water's edge.
Complete your day at the seaside with lunch at their seafood restaurant (how could it be anything else, perched directly above the Mediterranean?). They serve only lunch, so if you would like to dine there during your stay on Capri, we strongly suggest you reserve once you arrive on the island.
Prices: Summer 2015
- Entrance with beach mattress or deck chair: €22
- Beach umbrella: €11
- Beach towel: €7
- Beach hut: €36 (max 3 people)
- Shuttle boat to Marina Piccola: €5
Reservations recommended: call +39 081 8370845 3 days prior. Beach space can be reserved only for those who reserve for lunch at the restaurant.
Open mid-April to the beginning of October.
What former guests say about La FontelinaGo to the top
La Fontelina: TripAdvisor reviews®Back to the top
La Fontelina translated to English means . . .
La Fontelina translated to from Italian to English means expensive but well worth it. At the end of the day with water taxi, entry fee, two extremely comfortable foam mats, two towels, an umbrella, a... more »
Bad service and overpriced
Bad service and overpriced restaurant. There are so many beautiful private beaches in Capri, but this is not one of those. more »
Great location - great food
I simply loved this place! The location is great, just by the water, under the shade, view on the rocks and sea. The restaurant is wide and allows space between the tables which gives you a feeling... more »
La Fontelina: LocationBack to the top
You can reach Fontelina by private boat or on foot, via the little path which starts just beneath the Punta Tragara viewing point. For the return journey, Fontelina provides a shuttle boat from the beach club to Marina Piccola.
From Marina Piccola the center of Capri is just a short bus or taxi ride away.