The island of Capri is one of the most picturesque and visited places in Italy’s Gulf of Naples, which is famous for its rugged landscape, upscale beach resorts and high-end shops selling handmade leather sandals and signature limoncello liqueur.
Its flawless beauty has been described my many great writers in their poems which make it all the more interesting and a perfect place to spend a vacation. The island is a favourite spot for many tourists from across the world from centuries and has been able to please the visitors with its impeccable attractions.
Tickets to Carpi can be easily purchased directly at the pier of departure in Naples, but we recommend arriving early at the pier during the months of July and August and during the weekends to avoid the risk of finding tickets sold out.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance online through TraghettiLines service and you will still have to stop at the ticket window before boarding to pick up your tickets. Also, there is a small surcharge for baggage.
In Naples, there are two piers from which ferries to Capri depart from Molo Beverello and Calata di Massa. The Molo Beverello pier is located in front of a place called Maschio Angioino in the Piazza Municipio, whereas, the Calata di Massa pier is located further east (to the left, facing the sea).
High-speed ferries depart from Molo Beverello and it takes about 50 minutes to get to carpi, and ferries and slow ferries depart from Calata di, Massa. Ferries and slow ferries are more economical and slower than high-speed ferries. Hence, ferries take 60 minutes while the slow ferries take about 80 minutes.
You board your ferry and sail.
Once you’ve arrived on Capri, hire a porter service right on the dock if you have a number of bags, who will transport your entire luggage directly to your hotel. It is a service that costs €5 – 10 per bag, which may seem expensive until you realise how steep and narrow the lanes on the island are. You will consider it money well-spent, we guarantee!
To reach the Piazzetta, one of the hot spots in the town, you could board one of Capri’s open-top taxis. The fare for a ride between the port and the Piazzetta is about €15.Then, just past the ticket office, there is the bus terminal where buses for the centre of Capri town and other towns depart from. Once you’ve arrived on Capri
The first thing we suggest you do is to drop off your bags with one of the porter services on the pier.
Because your hotel is in Capri, we recommend having the luggage porter service transport your bags directly to your room. The service will cost from €5-12 per bag (depending upon where your hotel is located), which can seem expensive until you consider having to drag bags through the narrow and steep lanes on Capri to begin your vacation…
Alternatively, if your hotel is located in Anacapri in carpi, you should take a taxi with your bags. The fare from Marina Grande, where the ferries land, to Anacapri, begins at €25 plus extra luggage fees. Otherwise, above the funicular ticket window, you’ll find the stop for bus routes to Anacapri, which run quite often. However, the alternative is to take the funicular and then the Capri-Anacapri bus. Most of the hotels on Anacapri offer free or economic shuttle services between the port and the hotel: inquire directly with your hotel and do enjoy your stay.