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palm springs
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How many days?

How many days would you recommend to stay in Capri? Looking to explore, relax, and feel like we have really seen Capri.

Washington State
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1. Re: How many days?

It depends when you are going. To explore, you really only need 2-3 days to hit everything. To relax in the summer or early fall, you could spend a month there, easily. After a harried 5 nights in Rome, we could have easily spent a week in Anacapri overlooking the bay. But, the weather was perfect, the view was awesome, and the timing was just right while we were there.

Some people say that you don't need more than a night, and this may be true if you arrive early, don't have a great room in a nice hotel, and aren't there to relax. But, if you splurge and enjoy what you can, it's worth it to spend some time there and unwind.

palm springs
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Thanks Kat. Which hotel would you recommend? Views are important.

Sweden
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I'd have to say 4-5 days to see what I consider "everything". But then you have to run around a lot. In my opinion, Capri should be taken in slowly. It's the perfect place to relax. Stay somewhere away from the crowds, but not too far away (I'd say 10-15 minutes walking distance from the Piazzetta is perfect). For me, 3-4 weeks per year on Capri makes me a better person...

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Sorry for the delayed reply - we stayed at the Caesar Augustus in Anacapri and the views were spectacular. The hotel service and amenities left something to be desired, but it was an amazing place. We had a Jr, Suite corner room and we were there on nights that you could see Naples, Ischia, and Vesuvius and it was amazing.

I would probably stay away from anything too near the Harbour as the noise and smell would probably be too much to relax. There's a place in Capri that's supposed to be the 'it' place to be, but we had some issues with the Customer Service, so we didn't book there - Punta Tragara. The JE Marriott is brand new, I don't know where it is or how the views are, but it may be worth checking out.

I know we paid an arm and a leg for a view room but in the long run, it was one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen, so it was worth it. It certainly wasn't a luxury hotel as they bill themselves, nor 5 stars as they also claim, but the view and grounds were indeed spectacular. : )

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5. Re: How many days?

We stayed a couple of nights at La Minerva in late September - about a 10 minute walk from the Piazzetta - absolutely beautiful, great views (to the south, not toward Naples, Sorrento, or even the Amalfi Coast), and elegant rooms and service - I believe La Minerva is highly rated on here, and it has a nice web site that is faithful to what you get.

I'm sure if I had unlimited funds I'd love to stay there a month - but even a couple of days/nights transport you to a different world - and it IS a different world at night when the day-trippers have left. Having a grappa or a proseco on the piazetta at night, watching all the beautiful people walk by, and returning to your hotel past the Gucci, Pucci, Prada and other shops is an experience not to be missed.

Have fun.

glasgow, UK
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Hi,

for views the Cesear Augustus(Anacapri) is hard to beat with views of Naples and Mt Vesuvius.

The Marriot(in Capri town)opened last year and we had a wee look inside , looks lovely with views overlooking Capri town.

Enjoy

New Hope, PA
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Hi. We stayed for four days in Positano on the Almalfi coast and then took a boat to Capri and stayed for one week. We should have skipped Positano (it doesn't even compare to Capri) and stayed all 14 days in Capri. After one week in Capri we weren't ready to leave - we could have stayed for a month. Our good friends go to Capri every year for at least 10 days and obviously they have seen the whole island but for them and most everyone who has been there, it's not just seeing Capri, it's lounging in its luxurious and beautiful surroundings. Be sure to go down to the public beaches and spend the day down at the Fragilioni rocks where cabanna boys will set you up with beach chairs and an umbrella and bring you bottled water and bowls of fruit. You can jump right off the rocks to take a dip in the blue ocean. Then you can eat lunch (lobster, pasta, wine, etc.) at the outdoor restaurant right there on the beach. What hotel are you staying at?

Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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I went to Capri for only two nights but that was because I was on an escorted tour that included Capri. For those three days/two nights I did not go to Anacapri or to the Blue Grotto or to the marinas.

On my only full day there I walked from the Hotel Christina, which is across of the Hotel Quisisana, up to Villa Jovis. I bought some fruit from a little store and walked through the beautiful alleyways to my destination.

Along the way I ran across two ladies who lived there and tried my Italian on them. Very minimal but very memorable. They couldn't understand why someone from Hawaii was on their island. Later that day I walked to the Faraglioni Rocks and dipped my toes in the Mediterranean Sea (for 8 bucks).

What makes me want to go back is the beauty of the buildings that I saw as I walked by and the casual, relaxed feeling it gave me. I did not want to rush around only because I had one full day to see things. It just gave an excuse to return and discover the rest of the island.

So, to answer your question, it all depends on what you want to do and how long you want to take doing it. For me, if I'm going to fork out over $3,000 to see Italy I want to be able to appreciate it so I'd probably spend about a week on the island.

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3-4 days is good! We did an island boat tour/blue grotto/long hike for one whole day; one day to anacapri for the chair lift/shopping; one day for the arco naturale and other sights around town. It's nice to have some time & flexibility and do the boat tour/chair lift on nice sunny days.