Capri played an important role in the political and military matters of the Roman Empire when Ottaviano, not yet Augustus, landed here in 29 BC and, struck by the incredible beauty of the island, took it from Naples, in exchange for Ischia. After Ottaviano, the Emperor Tiberius resided on the island for a decade and it was from Capri that he managed the interests of the Empire.
The presence of the two emperors on Capri notably influenced the island architecture and the development of the urban area. Also in the more recent days the Bourbon dynasty kings spent lots of their time on the Island of Capri, despite the often rough crossings which made the locality difficult to reach.
It was in this period that a first inventory of the ruins of Capri was made, although a considerable part of the findings, deemed property of the Monarchy, were transported to the Bourbon Museum and sold to dealers and collectors.
Examples of such trading are the marble altar found in Palazzo a Mare and today conserved in the British Museum, and the four columns removed from the Church of San Costanzo and placed in the Reggia Caserta Palace.
Since a couple of centuries Capri’s fame has great interest in travel, which has brought to the island a long stream of foreign visitors. Capri has became a place where to dedicate oneself to otium and the art of hospitality and members of the various royal families, aristocrats, politicians and industrialists arrived on the island on Capri. Capri is a much desired and dreamt of destination, visited by tourists from all over the world.
Tourists come to the island just for the day or stay much longer.
Staying in our b&b in the Amalfi coast, you can reach Capri:
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