Friday, September 6, 2013
capri ( italy)
is an island in the Bay of Naples in front of the Sorrento Peninsula, Italy.
On its territory are the namesake town of Capri and the town of Anacapri. Its dimensions are 6 km long and three wide. Known since ancient times for its beauty, it is a resort since Roman times. It is particularly known for the Faraglioni, two rocks emerging from the sea The island has many other interests such as the Marina Piccola, the Belvedere of Tragara, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), Villa San Michele, Villa Malaparte and the ruins of the imperial Roman villas.
The etymology of the name Capri back to the ancient Greek colonists who were the first inhabitants of the island. It is therefore not derived from Latin (capreae = goats), but ancient Greek κάπρος (kapros = boar).