Stella, di Mezzo and di Fuori: Capri's legendary trio of sea giants.
The Faraglioni are three immense, 80-100 meter high stacks, the impressive forms of which have been created by the erosive action of the wind and sea. The "Faraglione Stella"' is still attached to the coast. The "Faraglione di Mezzo" rises up out of the water some 150 meters or so out to sea. The "Faraglione di Fuori" (also known as "Scopolo") is the furthest away from the shore line.
The Faraglione di Fuori is inhabited by the Podarcis sicula coerulea and the only place in the world in which this particular species of lizard has been found. It is believed that the amphibians' blue colored skin is the result of chromatic adaption, which occurred following the separation of the rock from the mainland. The Faraglioni di Mezzo features a large central cavity, through which small boats can easily sail.
The Ancient Romans especially loved this part of Capri and built any number of panoramic residences in the area. In more recent times, the sunny southern coast of the island has been elected the favorite retreat of artists and writers from every corner of the globe, and it is here that a great number of Capri's most exclusive hotels and elegant private villas have been constructed.
Sites of interest
- Marina Piccola
- Marina Grande
- Historic center of Anacapri
- Villa Jovis
- Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp
- Charterhouse of St. Giacomo
- Tour of the island
- Grotta Azzurra
- Mount Solaro
- Villa San Michele
- Towers and Forts
- Punta Carena
- Villa Damecuta
- Beyond the Island of Capri
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