Anacapri

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Anacapri
Comune
Comune di Anacapri
View from Villa San Michele towards Marina Grande
View from Villa San Michele towards Marina Grande
Anacapri is located in Italy
Anacapri
Anacapri
Location of Anacapri in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Government
 • Mayor Mario Staiano
Area
 • Total 6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 6,240
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym Anacapresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80071
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Anthony of Padua
Saint day June 13
Website Official website

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the province of Naples, Italy. The Ancient Greek prefix ana means "up" or "above",[1] signifying that Anacapri is located at a higher elevation on the island than Capri (about 150 m higher on average[2]). Administratively, it has a separate status from the city of Capri. The most significant site in the village is the Villa San Michele.

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French composer Claude Debussy was a regular visitor to Anacapri. He even named one of his preludes from the first book, No.5 "Les collines d'Anacapri" (The hills of Anacapri), in homage to the community.

There is a bus service, via numerous hairpin bends, from Marina Grande and Capri to Anacapri.

One of the tourist attractions in Anacapri is the chairlift (seggiovia) to 589-m Monte Solaro for picturesque views of the south-facing coast.

Punta Carena Lighthouse is located 3 km from the main town.

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