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Capri Faraglioni

Stella, di Mezzo and di Fuori: Capri's legendary trio of sea giants.

Capri's most iconic sight is the dramatic Faraglioni, three towering rock formations which jut out from the Mediterranean just off the island's coast. A snapshot with this breathtaking group of sea stacks in the background is a must for all visitors to Capri.

The best vantage points to take photos with the Faraglioni in the background:

The best way to view the Faraglioni, however, is by sea during a boat tour of the island. Your skipper will sail right through the stone archway of the Faraglione di Mezzo: if you're with your sweetheart, be sure to exchange a kiss while passing through for good luck!

For a dip in the sea in the shadow of the Faraglioni, there are two beaches on the island shore directly opposite the sea stacks: La Fontelina and da Luigi. To reach these rocky beaches, take the footpath from the Tragara scenic overlook. If you'd rather not climb back up after your day of basking in the sun, there's a ferry service which will take you to Marina Piccola.

This corner of the Island of Capri was a favorite of the ancient Romans, who built sumptuous villas overlooking the Faraglioni along these shores. During the 1900s, artists and intellectuals colonized Capri once again, finding creative inspiration from the beauty and serenity of the island.

The Faraglioni rock formations of Capri tower an average of 100 meters above the surface of the sea. The closest stack to the shore is named Stella, the second - and middle - stack, Faraglione di Mezzo (which is also the smallest of the three, and has the famous stone archway), and the smallest, the Faraglione di Fuori, (also known as Scopolo). Scopolo is home to the Podarcis sicula coerulea, the famous blue lizard which probably developed its unique coloring to camouflage itself with the surrounding water. A short distance away, a fourth sea stack known as the Monacone sits off the island shore, named for the sea cows (known as Monaci) which once inhabited the waters surrounding the Island of Capri.

Sites of interest

Tips

Spa Tiberio

Wellbeing

Spa Tiberio is the new wellness center of the prestigious Capri Tiberio Palace Hotel & Spa.

Capri Tiberio Palace

5 Star Hotels

Capri Tiberio Palace: elegant design combined with the intimate atmosphere of a luxury boutique hotel.

La Fontelina

Restaurants

Sensational sea-edge restaurant serving local and International cuisine.

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Restaurants

Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
With its spectacular location and fabulous maritime cuisine, Capris Da...
La Fontelina
Sensational sea-edge restaurant serving local and International cuisine.

Bathing Establishments

da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Youll never forget the unique experience of swimming in the shadow of the...
La Fontelina
Swimming in the shadow of the Faraglioni

Excursions by sea

Absolute Yacht Charters
Unforgettable cruises around Capri and the Mediterranean, aboard your very...

Wellbeing

Spa Tiberio
Spa Tiberio is the new wellness center of the prestigious Capri Tiberio...

5 Star Hotels

Capri Tiberio Palace
Capri Tiberio Palace: elegant design combined with the intimate atmosphere...

Featured hotels

Hotel Flora

Small Boutique Hotels

Mediterranean elegance and boutique hotel charm in the center of Capri: the magic of Hotel Flora

Grand Hotel Quisisana

5 Star Luxury Hotels

When the luxury is limitless and the elegance effortless, you know you're at Capri's Grand Hotel Quisisana...

Luna

Small Boutique Hotels

You'll have a hard time finding a more spectacular view of the Faraglioni rocks than that enjoyed by...

Excelsior Parco

Small Boutique Hotels

Experience the Capri of times past at Excelsior Parco, an early 20th century Liberty style villa transformed...