The 23 Most Beautiful Seaside Towns in Italy

2Capri, Naples and Campagna

Capri in the Gulf of Naples is one of the most popular travel destinations in Italy with its breathtaking beauty. The rocky island is famous for its caves by the sea, the best known is the so-called Blue Grotto.

In the second half of the 19th century, Capri was popular as a winter and holiday resort with German and other artists, writers, and other celebrities. The Grotta Azzurra was discovered in 1826 by the German poet and artist August Kopisch and the Heidelberg painter Ernst Fries while swimming.

The blue grotto is a cave in the northeast of Capri

Today the secret of its incredible color has been revealed, a hidden opening in the cave breaks the light and the water shimmers sapphire blue.

Attention! It is forbidden to swim in the Blue Grotto, the Italian authorities impose a heavy fine if you do so.