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Anacapri, Province of Napoli, Region Campania, Italy

One of the communes situated on the fascinating island of Capri, Anacapri is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and garden terraces overlooking the Mediterranean, and can easily be reached by hydrofoil from Naples to Capri, then 15 minutes by car or bus. In the territory of the comune is the celebrated Blue Grotto.

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Altitude: 275 m a.s.l -- Population: about 6,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 80071 -- Phone Area Code: 081 -- Patron Saint: St. Anthony of Padua celebrated on 13 June -- Frazioni & Località: Villa Damecuta, Villa San Michele -- Official Website: http://www.comune.anacapri.na.it/
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History

The island was connected to the mainland in Paleolithic Period, and was inhabited in antiquity by Greeks and Romans. Since when Emperor Augustus built here a villa, the island became a fashionable resort for the patricians, and Tiberius chose it as his residence from 27 to 37 AD. Then after the fall of the Roman Empire it was reduced to a fishermen's site, often attacked by Saracens and pirates.

A revival began in the 18th century, with the coming of the Bourbon monarchs to the throne of Naples, and in that period palaces and churches were built. Since the late 18th century travellers from Northern Europe, poets, musicians and artists, began to include Capri among their itineraries, and with the rediscovery of the Blue Grotto visitors came in ever growing numbers, and many chose Capri as a residence or built their fine mansions on the island, making it a world-famous destination.

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