According to remzfamily, Capri is an island in the Gulf of Naples (Europe) that is part of Italy. Capri is only 5 kilometers from the Italian west coast near Naples. The capital of Capri is the eponymous Capri. A number of major cities on Capri are: Marina Grande, Marina Piccola and Anacapri.
Capri is a green and rocky island with Monte Solaro (589 meters) as its highest point. The coastline is mostly rocky interspersed with some sand and pebble beaches. Capri is best known among wealthy tourists, stars and as an exclusive wedding location. There is a wide range of luxurious hotels and holiday villas on the island. In addition, the island has several ports where tourists moor by (private) boat. Some places of interest on Capri are ruins of Roman villas, a stalactite cave and a “blue cave”. Here you can see with a boat how the sunlight through a cavity under the water colors the surface blue. Capri is also known for its diving facilities and multiple viewpoints. The most famous is from Punta di Tragara, where you can see three rocky outcrops protruding from the sea.
Where is Capri located?
Travel information of Capri
Official name: Capri
Area: 10.4 km²
Country code: IT, ITA
Population: 12,903 inhabitants (2022)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 589 m (Monte Solaro)
Distance (Amsterdam – Capri): 1,496 km
Flight time: Capri has no airport (closest is Naples, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes flying time)
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Capri that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Capri, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Capri. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Capri? At travel bookshop De Zwerver you will find an extensive collection.
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Capri at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Capri has a Mediterranean climate. The island generally has warm summers (25 to 30 degrees) and mild winters (10 to 15 degrees).
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Capri can be found on our extensive weather page.
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Capri. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.
Italian is the official language on Capri.
Would you like to translate from or into Italian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Italy: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch Consulate in Naples (also for Capri): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Italian Embassy in the Netherlands: amblaja.esteri.it.
Italian consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Capri.
Money and Currency matters
On Capri, payment is made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Capri can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Capri are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (8% cheaper), food (27% more expensive), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (17% cheaper) and public transport (48% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is not customary to tip on Capri, but it is appreciated. If there is no service charge on the receipt yet and the service is good, tip approximately 5-10%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on Capri is equal to that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Capri can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Capri you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Capri.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Capri.
On Capri you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Capri can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach or intestinal complaints.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Capri can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Italy (Capri) can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Capri end in.it.
Capri official website: capritourism.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Capri is 0039 or +39.
(You must leave the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Capri? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(You must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Capri Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Capri.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Capri.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Capri.
An overview of all public holidays in Italy can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Capri, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Capri can be found on Protected Planet.
Capri is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Capri? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business on or do business with Capri, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Capri, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Capri.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0 for novice drivers up to 3 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…The Roman Emperor Tiberius lived on Capri for a long time?
…Capri has only two municipalities, Capri and Anacapri?
…Capri is best known for its blue grotto?
…Capri is seen as a haven for movie stars?