This easy walk is fantastic as it covers the the highlights of Capri, including Villa Jovis, the Arco Naturale and the Grotto Matermania, 3 iconic sights of this beautiful island.
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.
The advice on this walk would be to take your time! There are so many highlights, but one site not to miss is Villa Jovis (payable locally), the Roman palace built by Emperor Tiberius in AD27. Explore this vast complex, now reduced to ruins but still so interesting and the views from here are divine.
On 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.
Today 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.
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: