The island is a scintillanting jewel in the Bay of Naples and renowned for its Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni rocks, its incomparable flora and fauna, and the stupendous beauty of its scenary as well as for the all-year-round mildness of its climate.
Still to be seen are many archaeological remains testifying to the island's distant past, such as the Greek Acropolis (6th to 5th centuries B.C.); the Baths of Tiberius; the Villa Iovis (Palace of Tiberius) and the ancient Torre del Faro (lighthouse tower).
The most recent ancient architectural remains on the island are the Carthusian Monastery of San Giacomo (1371) with the greater and lesser cloisters (15th and 16th centuries respectively) and the Parish Church of San Stefano (18th century) whose baroque facade forms one side of the world-famous Piazzetta (little square) in the centre of Capri.
The island is divided into two municipalities: Capri and Anacapri.
In the latter municipality the outstanding buildings are the Church of San Michele built in 1719 from a design by Vaccaro; the Villa San Michele built on the remains of a Roman villa by Axel Munthe, the noted author and physician (magnificent garden and breathtaking view stretching from the isle of Ponza down across the Appenine mountain chain to Calabria); and the Imperial Villa with its impressive archaeological remains.
The island possess a rich variety of typical Mediterranean flora and fauna.