A great walking itinerary to discover Capri stunning natural spots: the Giardini di Augusto, the Faraglioni and the natural arch
Capri, one of the highlights of any Amalfi Coast tour, is synonymous with stars, style and impossible glamour. However, away from the central Piazzetta, it’s also a place of stunning natural beauty and calm.
I designed this half a day itinerary to let you discover the arguably most famous Capri sights: the Giardini di Augusto, The Faraglioni and the arco naturale. You can complete it with a boat tour of the island (including a visit to famous Grotta Azzurra).
I suggest to walk this path early in the morning, when Giardini di Augusto and Punta Tragara are less crowdy. The tour takes no more than three or four hours, but you can extend it to the whole day if you decide to spend some time to sunbath and swim at the Faraglioni, where you can rent a sunbed at “da Luigi”.
Just a warning: the walk to Punta Tragara is flat and easy, but from there to Faraglioni and Arco Naturale you will have to climb many stairs and deep rises! It’s actually easier to start the path from the Natural Arch, but the tour is less scenic (in my opinion). Said so, I walked up this path with my 10 years son, and he survived (quite happily, indeed!).
Here is what the walking tour looks like (click on the map to access Google Maps):
1) Piazza Umberto 1° – the famous “Piazzetta”
2) Walking to the Giardino di Adriano
3) The Giardini di Augusto and the Via Krupp
4) Via Tragara and the Faraglioni
From giardini di augusto walk up to tthe Quisisana hotel, and turn right in via Tragara, to get to the Punta Tragara Viewpoint.
From Punta Tragara view Point you can go down to the sea level, along a delightful path under the maritime pines.
5) The path to the natural arch
At the end of the tour, look for the restaurant “Lo Sfizio” : it’s a small place which caters local people. Food is excellent, and prices are much lower than what you may be asked around the Piazzetta. You must try the “Scialatielli ai frutti id mare”, a local hand made pasta with sea food: amazingly good!
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