Metropolitan City of Naples

View from Villa San Michele towards Marina Grande

Location of Anacapri in Italy

Coordinates: 40°33′N 14°13′E / 40.550°N 14.217°E / 40.550; 14.217Coordinates: 40°33′N 14°13′E / 40.550°N 14.217°E / 40.550; 14.217
Country Italy
Region Campania
  Mayor Mario Staiano
  Total 6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
  Total 6,240
  Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Anacapresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80071
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Anthony of Padua
Saint day June 13
Website Official website

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. The Ancient Greek prefix ana- means "up" or "above", signifying that Anacapri is located at a higher elevation on the island than Capri (about 150 m higher on average[1]). Administratively, it has a separate status from the city of Capri. The most significant site in the village is the Villa San Michele.


French composer Claude Debussy was a regular visitor to Anacapri. He even named one of his preludes from the first book, No.5 "Les collines d'Anacapri" (The hills of Anacapri), in homage to the community.

There is a bus service, via numerous hairpin bends, from Marina Grande and Capri to Anacapri.

One of the tourist attractions in Anacapri is the chairlift (seggiovia) to 589-m Monte Solaro for picturesque views of the south-facing coast.

Punta Carena Lighthouse is located 3 km from the main town.

Notable landmarks


See also


Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Anacapri.
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