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You absolutely cannot miss a trip to Capri from Sorrento, a real gem only 30 minutes from Sorrento.
Capri is an almost necessary stage of your journey.
Don’t miss its beauty that comes from its history, culture and nature.
Given this island’s proximity to Sorrento, it’s perfectly suited to day trips and excursions.
However, be warned that there can be bad surprises given the heightened influx of tourists on the island, especially during high season.
With our essential guide, you’ll have all the information you need at your disposal to organise a trip to Capri from Sorrento without needing to resort to organised tours.
Reaching Capri from Sorrento is very simple thanks to the numerous ferries and hydrofoils departing from the port of Sorrento. The crossing lasts around 30 minutes and you can enjoy the splendid panorama of the Sorrento coast.
The hydrofoil is quicker than the ferry, but the ticket is more expensive. It’s also highly advised against for those who suffer from sea sickness.
Take a seat on the left side of the ferry for the best views of the coast between Sorrento and Punta Campanella.
What should you do once you arrive on the island? You’re spoiled for choice.
At the port of Marina Grande are ticket offices for the Laser and Motoscafisti company that allow you to take a boat trip around the island, with a visit to the Grotta Azzurra. For entrance to the Grotta Azzurra you need a ticket that is not included in the price of the boat trip.
To enjoy a spectacular panorama you can opt for a trip on the Solaro mountain. Here you can also visit the San Michele villa, which is located near the chair lift stop. To reach the Solaro mountain, you only need to take a bus directly to Anacapri from the port and from there a chair lift.
The famous Capri piazzetta can be reached within a few minutes from the port by cable railway.
From the piazzetta you can stroll up to the Giardini di Augusto and, along Via Camerelle, up to Punta Tragara.
Bus and cable railway tickets can also be bought in Sorrento, from any tobacco shop.
This way you can avoid queues which, especially during the summer months, can become a real and true nightmare.
To visit the main tourist attractions on the island, it is recommended that you go early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Organised or independent tour
Capri is a small island and you can explore it without any problems fully on your own. If you do want to opt for a organised tour, there are many.
There are tours that leave from Sorrento, they leave from the port of Sorrento by hydrofoil, enjoying a fascinating crossing along the Sorrentine Coast.
After landing at Marina Piccola, you have a few hours free to visit the area. Continue with the island boat tour and return to Sorrento.
Eating in a local restaurant in Capri is certainly an interesting experience, but can become costly. There are, however, more accessible solutions that will fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.
If you’re happy with a frugal Marina Grande meal, you can taste a Caprese panini from the Da Aldo deli or try a typical dish at the Capri Pasta deli.
To eat in a restaurant without spending too much and to try typical Capri cuisine, you can opt for the Verginiello pizzeria restaurant, located right in the city centre.