It’s one of the most beautiful views that the island of Capri offers to us: how can we not mention the sight we get from Monte Solaro? For those of you who do not know it, this is the highest point of Capri, 589 meters above the level of the sea.
It’s also called “Acchiappanuvole” (Cloud-Catcher) because it offers, at dawn, a sensational panorama: the thermal difference between the rocks and the sea creates an incredible veil of vapors. The warmth of the air of the sea combines and condenses into mist, cooled by the night air, and moved by the wind to create a crown of clouds.
What to visit on Monte Solaro?
Vesuvius, the entire Neapolitan Gulf and the Sorrento Peninsula: these are just three of the wonders that you can see from Monte Solaro. A unique experience, to be fully lived, to savor every moment, every scent, every color of one of the most magnificent natural beauties that we have in Italy.
A relaxing experience: nature lovers will fall in love with the rich collection of plants and flowers. History lovers will get lost in the remains of Fortino di Bruto, near the chairlift, built by the British in 1800. And finally, her: Cetrella.
A historical valley, known for the Church of Santa Maria, dating back to the 16th century, characterized by two naves with respective altars and the ancient cells of the monks. Local sailors and coral fishermen used to go there to pray in front of the beautiful representation of the Madonna.
How to reach Monte Solaro
If you love trekking you can reach Monte Solaro through many paths: at each step you’ll find a panorama to look at, a moment to immortalize in your mind for a memory to relive anytime.
At the same time, you can visit it thanks to the beautiful vintage chairlift, which represents a real road to this natural paradise, illustrated, loved and valued by famous people such as Rita Hayworth or Jacqueline Kennedy. A 12 minute journey, starting from Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri.
Chairlift timetables and prices
We always recommend to consult the tourist information offices to get certain information about the opening hours and prices, which are usually as follows:
- From May to October from 09.30 am to 17.00 pm
- From November to February from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
- March and April from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.
As for the prices, round-trip costs 12 euros, one way or return only 9 euros. Children up to 7 years old can enter for free.