Location and Directions

Arriving from the Port of Capri

Take the bus from Capri's port to Anacapri and get off at the "Posta" (Postal Office) stop. From there, walk about 10 minutes following the directions on Google Maps. Otherwise, opt for a taxi that will drop you directly at the entrance.

Getting Around the Island

Il Giardino dell'Arte is just a 10 minute walk from the center of the town of Anacapri, Italy. Walk up Via La Vigna and then take Via Le Boffe to Piazza Diaz, Anacapri's main square. Small island buses depart from the center for destinations across the island, including Capri town, Marina Grande, and Marina Piccola. There is a bus stop just two minutes from the hotel for routes to the Blue Grotto and its nearby beach. You can also rent a scooter to explore the island independently.

The bucolic peace of Anacapri, Italy

Intellectuals, writers and artists from the past century have chosen Anacapri as their retreat on the Island of Capri. This is the most peaceful corner of the island, where silence and serenity reign. Removed from the crowds and noise of the Piazzetta, Anacapri is just a 10 minute bus ride from the bustling center of Capri town. After exploring Capri, you can retreat to the serenity of the sunsets, vineyards, and gardens surrounding Il Giardino dell'Arte...

Total R &R

Many of our guests tell us, "It's so peaceful here that we may never leave to explore the rest of Capri". This may be true, but we believe that Capri is an island to experience, not simply to visit!

We can suggest the best itineraries, beaches, and restaurants based on your interests and travel style. Ask us for tips and recommenations, and we'll help you plan an unforgettable vacation on Capri!

Itineraries and Walks

Exploring Anacapri

Here are some of the places to explore by foot from Il Giardino dell'Arte Capri. When you arrive, we'll provide you with a map and directions...all you need to pack is comfortable shoes and sunglasses!

The Blue Grotto

Il Giardino dell'Arte is located along the road to the Blue Grotto, which you can reach on foot or by bus. We recommend visiting early in the morning to beat the crowds which line up later in the day!


The archaeological remains of one of the Emperor Tiberius' twelve island villas is located just minutes from the hotel. The site is surrounded by a cool pine grove, which is lovely for a morning walk.

The Lighthouse

Walk to the furthest western point of the island to visit the imposing Punta Carena lighthouse, where islanders prefer to swim, relax on the beach, and enjoy a cocktail at sunset.

The center of Anacapri

You will be completely charmed by the historic center of Anacapri, with its tiny churches, artisan workshops, traditional restaurants, and sunny squares.

Mount Solaro

Hop on the chairlift to the highest peak on Capri for a sweeping view, and then hike back down, stopping at the Cetrella Hermitage to visit the pretty chapel.

Villa San Michele

This museum-residence was recently voted among the "Most Beautiful Parks in Italy", just one more reason to visit the Swedish physician and writer Axel Munthe's former home, which he had built on the highest point in Anacapri.