• Capri


Capri was made famous as the vacation hideaway of Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius. In the 19th century, it was the haunt of Romantic Age aristocrats on their Grand Tour of Europe. Later it was briefly a refuge for Europe’s artsy gay community; these days, the island is a world-class tourist trap, packed with gawky, nametag-wearing visitors searching for the rich and famous, and finding only their prices. But outside the overcrowded months of July and August, Capri can provide a relaxing and scenic break from the cultural gauntlet of Italy.