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Capri Faraglioni

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

Tips

La Fontelina

Restaurants

Sensational sea-edge restaurant serving local and International cuisine.

da Luigi ai Faraglioni

Bathing Establishments

Youll never forget the unique experience of swimming in the shadow of the Faraglioni rocks.

Capri Tiberio Palace

5 Star Hotels

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

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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

Relais Maresca

4 Star Hotels

One of the most ancient structures existing on the island of Capri, not far from the shore of the charming...

Orsa Maggiore

Small Boutique Hotels

Villa Ceselle

3 Star Hotels

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

Ambassador Weber

4 Star Hotels

Just few steps away from the Marina Piccola Beach. Indeed to admire the Faraglioni and the magnificent...