In the eighth century B.C., a group of peaceful Greek settlers carved a long, steep staircase into the sheer rock face between the coastline and the higher reaches of the island of Capri. Anacapri – ana meaning above in Greek – was thus born, becoming the Acropolis of the island. To this day, the small town, with its narrow alleyways and dazzling white buildings standing in sharp contrast against the brilliant blue of the sea, preserves its typical Mediterranean architecture.
In August 1960, the Capri Palace & Spa was built at the foot of Mount Solaro with its magnificent views over the Gulf of Naples and Ischia Island. It immediately became a Mecca for discerning travelers. From the hotel it takes only a few minutes to reach the little streets of the town of Anacapri.