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Capri

Capri

 

 

Location: Tyrrhenian Sea   Map

Area: 10.4 km2 (4.02 sq mi)

Highest point: Monte Solaro (589 m, 1,932 ft)

 

 

 

Description of Capri Island

The Island of Capri is surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea at a distance of 35 km from the Italian Neapolitan coast. The island of Capri is a small piece of land that covers an area of 10.4 km2 (4.02 sq mi) was famous travel destination for Roman nobility as well as European monarch families. Ancient Roman historian Tacitus noted that there were 12 imperial villas on Capri. This includes villa Joves that was constructed by Emperor Octavian Augustus. It is one of the largest and best preserved private residences from the time period.
The highest part of Capri is mountain Solaro raising at an elevation of 586 meters above sea level. The largest settlements on Capri is a city of Capri in its eastern par (population 8000 residents) and Anacapri in its Western part (population 7000 residents). The main gateway to this beautiful travel destination is through Marina Grande or Large Port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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