An unforgettable day of walking and exploring awaits. Today's walk originally takes you out of Capri town, walking down its little alleyways and past houses and gardens. Follow this route all the way to the impressive Roman ruins of the Villa Jovis, the palace of Emperor Tiberius. It is worthwhile buying a ticket and exploring the villa, before joining the coastal path to the Arco Naturale. Walk through the Grotto Matermania before reaching Faraglioni - with the peculiar rocks protruding out of the sea, called the Three Sisters.
Later you can choose to visit the Convent of San Giacamo and the Gardens of Emperor Augustus or relax while enjoying a gelato in the main piazza.
Safety informationOn today's walk there are no particular sections that you need to be careful on, just a lot of steps at around 5.00km when you walk down to the grotto. The first part of the walk is along small pedestrian-free roads and alleyways and the second half is along a paved/gravel track along the coast. Any edges over the cliffs are barriered. Just watch out not to slip on steps and smooth paths if it has been raining.
Tips and hints
There are some places with lovely views where you may stop for a packed lunch, but there are also places to eat along the way if you wish; when you come back into the town after the Villa Jovis visit and also a restaurant with great views close to the Arco Naturale.
Capri's Arco Naturale:
Grotta di Matermania:
EquipmentToday you will need a rucksack with the usual supplies and plenty of water in case it is a hot day. You can do this walk in hiking shoes, rather than boots, if you wish.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.