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Faraglioni

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

Capri Sea Service

Transport and Rental

Transfer, diving & boat rental

Capri On Board

Transport and Rental

Specialists in the Art of Travel, Luxury Travel Advisor

Capri Sea Service

Excursions by sea

Diving Club & boat rental

Other ideas

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...
Amalfi & Positano Boat Tours
Everyone agrees: by far the best way to see Italy's spectacular Amalfi...
Blue Sea Capri
Sail around the Island of Capri and along legendary Amalfi Coast
Capri Boats The Original
Boat trips around the island
Capri Marine Limousine
Boat trips, excursions and water taxis from the island of Capri to Sorrentine...
Capri On Board
Capri On Board is a luxury travel agency specialized in customer service,...
Capri Relax Boats
The professional sailors
Capri Sea Service
Diving Club & boat rental
Capri Time Boats
Exclusive boat tours & private sea transfers
Capri Yacht Charter
Charter rental service
Laser Capri
Boat tour around the island

Transport and Rental

Capri Boat - Banana Sport
Discover the sea of Capri
Capri Boats Transfer The Original
Fast and comfortable transfers
Capri On Board
Specialists in the Art of Travel, Luxury Travel Advisor
Capri Relax Transfers
Transfer service from the airport to your hotel
Capri Sea Service
Transfer, diving & boat rental
Motoscafisti di Capri
Discover the sea surrounding Capri

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

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...

Villa Brunella

Small Boutique Hotels

In the heart of a luxurious flowery garden framing the Faraglioni, Villa Brunella is a jewel on the island...

Villa Ceselle

3 Star Hotels

Villa Ceselle: simple luxuries for a dream holiday on the island of Capri.