The Isle of Capri is famed as a classy and beautiful holiday destination. It’s an island of myths, ranging through Sirens charming seafarers, ancient Roman orgies, dreamy seaviews, 1950s celebrities in big sunglasses, and lazy summer evenings spent browsing in exclusive boutiques alongside the world’s elite.
Capri is an island of many contrasts. For rushed daytrippers, it is a crowded maze of expensive boutiques. For celebrities and the ultra-rich, a point of rendezvous. For historians, it is the palace-island of the Emperor Tiberius, dotted with neglected Roman remains. Walkers can step out along scenic short walks. For leisurely holidaymakers, it can present all this and more, along with staggering views and blue, blue sea. It is a dream honeymoon destination.
Capri is a rocky island off the shores of the southern Italian region of Campania. It lies at the southern edge of the Bay of Naples, beyond the Sorrentine peninsula (where you’ll find mainland Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast). English people generally mispronounce the name of the island – it’s not C’pree as in Ford, but CAPri, with the stress on the first syllable .
Get to Capri
Regular ferries run to Capri from Naples and Sorrento. In Naples, ferries and hydrofoils embark from Molo Beverello (near Piazza Municipio) and Molo Mergellina (near the railway station of the same name). Journey time is approximately 40 minutes with a hydrofoil and 1hr 20 mins with a ferry. A bus service (called Alibus) takes you directly from Naples Capodichino Airport to Molo Beverello. When you arrive at the port, check the departures board to see which company is operating the next fast service, then queue at the ticket kiosk for that company. The trip from Sorrento is shorter, and there are plenty of crossings a day to cater for daytrippers. There are additional seasonal ferry services from the Amalfi Coast, calling at Positano and Amalfi.
Destination Capri How to arrive
How do I get to Capri? By sea, of course! Hydrofoils and ferries depart from Naples and Sorrento and occasionally, in the summer, from Positano, Salerno and Ischia too.
For much of the year, only those vehicles belonging to residents are allowed to circulate on Capri. Cars are of little use on the island, much of which is closed to traffic anyway and, whatever the time of year, you would be wise to leave your wheels on the mainland.
Arrive in style, fly with SAM
Fast, safe, reliable: the three words which best describe SAM Helicopters, company specializing in helicopter excursions and transfers between the Island of Capri, Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
Add precious time to your holiday
Choose to travel to Capri with SAM Helicopters and, not only will you experience the thrill of flying over some of the world’s most beautiful land and seascapes, you’ll gain additional time to enjoy your vacation on the island too!
Flying over Capri and beyond
SAM Helicopters excursions from Capri commence at the Damecuta heliport in Anacapri, from where spectacular flights over the Bay of Naples, the archaeological sites of Pompei and Herculaneum, the Royal Palace of Caserta, Positano and Amalfi commence.
The sky’s the limit
SAM Helicopters operates flights linking the Island of Capri with the principal cities of central Italy, including Rome, Florence, Perugia and Assisi, and all the major tourist destinations in Sicily and Sardinia.
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