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Capri Punta Carena

Guarded by Capri's lighthouse, bathed in sunshine from dawn 'til dusk.

The Punta Carena Lighthouse, named after the westernmost point of the Island, is the second most important and powerful lighthouse in Italy, standing on the rocky promontory named Punta Carena (Carena =keel) because it looks like the keel of a ship.

Particularly interesting are: the rocky indented coastline, the Mediterranean vegetation, the pine wood facing a small natural bay, the rocky ridge to the east with its so-called "Grotte dei Caciocavalli" and Torre della Guardia, the vast panorama admirable from the outermost point of the Carena, where the ruins of the fortifications of the Second World War are located, and finally the very Lighthouse, imposing over the surrounding landscape and expressing its major function as a point of reference for navigation.

This is a wonderful seaside resort for the sun shines from dawn to sunset (provided the weather is fine, of course), take a chance to enjoy one of these breathtaking sunsets as well as the spectacular night views: the Lighthouse in operation, the illuminated rocks, the starry sky and the moon of Capri, the lamps of Squid fishermen shining through the water and the returning fishermen pushing their typical small boats up the rocks.

How to arrive:

  • 15 minute bus ride to terminus in Viale Tommaso de Tommaso 50 m. from Piazza Vittoria.
  • 50 minute walk along Viale T. de Tommaso and Via Nuova del Faro (3.5 km.).

Sites of interest

Tips

da Antonio

Bathing Establishments

The terrace by the sea

Lido del Faro

Restaurants

Typical cuisine & seafood specialities under the Lighthouse

Lido del Faro

Bathing Establishments

Sun, sea and fabulous food? By the lighthouse of course!

Other ideas

Restaurants

Lido del Faro
Typical cuisine & seafood specialities under the Lighthouse
Mamma Giovanna
A traditional family run restaurant in Anacapri

Bathing Establishments

da Antonio
The terrace by the sea
Lido del Faro
Sun, sea and fabulous food? By the lighthouse of course!

Featured hotels

La Minerva

Small Boutique Hotels

Small charming hotel in a central, quiet and panoramic position. Recently renovated.

J.K. Place Capri

5 Star Hotels

Nobody does boutique on the beach better than J.K Place Capri

Caesar Augustus

5 Star Hotels

There's not a view in the world which can compare with that seen from Capri's Caesar Augustus

Orsa Maggiore

Small Boutique Hotels