Anacapri (Italian: [anaˈkaːpri]) is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy.

Anacapri
Ronnacràpe  (Neapolitan)
Comune di Anacapri
View from Villa San Michele towards Marina Grande
View from Villa San Michele towards Marina Grande
Location of Anacapri
Anacapri is located in Italy
Anacapri
Anacapri
Location of Anacapri in Italy
Anacapri is located in Campania
Anacapri
Anacapri
Anacapri (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°33′N 14°13′E / 40.550°N 14.217°E / 40.550; 14.217Coordinates: 40°33′N 14°13′E / 40.550°N 14.217°E / 40.550; 14.217
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
Government
 • MayorMario Staiano
Area
 • Total6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Elevation
275 m (902 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2004)[2]
 • Total6,240
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Anacaprese
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80071
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Anthony of Padua
Saint dayJune 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Anacapri is located higher on the island than Capri (about 150 m (490 ft) higher on average)[3]—the Ancient Greek prefix ana- meaning "up" or "above". Administratively, it maintains a separate status from the city of Capri.

Anacapri is widely known for its picturesque, rural tranquility; broad views of the Bay of Naples; and significant historic sites, including Villa San Michele.

OverviewEdit

Bus and taxi service connects Marina Grande to Capri and Anacapri—via the numerous hairpin turns of Via Giuseppe Orlandi.

A chairlift in Anacapri (seggiovia) connects Piazza Vittoria to the 589 m (1,932 ft) Monte Solaro, providing wide views of the south-facing coast.

Punta Carena Lighthouse is located 3 km (1.9 mi) from the main town.

French composer Claude Debussy named one of the pieces from his first book of preludes—No. 5, "Les collines d'Anacapri" ("The Hills of Anacapri")—in homage to the community.

Notable landmarksEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.capritourism.com/imgg/download/capri_map_en.pdf[bare URL PDF]