Capri was part of the Italian mainland 10,000 years ago, but then broke off and became one of the world’s most glamorous islands.
Graham Greene owned a villa on the island 40 years ago, and Lenin also stayed here. Numerous celebrities have visited the island, including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Gracie Fields, Ernest Hemingway, Sophia Loren and Giorgio Armani.
Anacapri, a small village further up on the island, can be reached along winding narrow streets. Here is the famous villa of San Michele, belonging to Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe. It is beautifully situated with impressive views. The house is open to the public, including the room where Munthe entertained Queen Victoria of Sweden, as he was her personal physician. The site and the house is a highlight of any visit to Capri.