Anacapri

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Anacapri

Ronnacràpe  (Neapolitan)
Comune di Anacapri
View from Villa San Michele towards Marina Grande
View from Villa San Michele towards Marina Grande
Location of Anacapri
Anacapri is located in Italy
Anacapri
Anacapri
Location of Anacapri in Italy
Anacapri is located in Campania
Anacapri
Anacapri
Anacapri (Campania)
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
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
Government
 • MayorMario Staiano
Area
 • Total6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Elevation
275 m (902 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2004)[2]
 • Total6,240
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Anacapresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80071
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Anthony of Padua
Saint dayJune 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Anacapri (Italian: [anaˈkaːpri]) is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy.

Anacapri is located higher on the island than Capri, about 150 m higher on average[3]) — the Ancient Greek prefix ana- meaning "up" or "above". Administratively, it maintains a separate status from the city of Capri.

Anacapri is widely known for its picaresque rural tranquility, broad views of Naples Bay and significant historic sites, including Villa San Michele.

Overview[edit]

Bus and taxi service connects Marina Grande to Capri abd Anacapri — via the numerous hairpin turns of Via Giuseppe Orlandi.

A chairlift in Anacapri (seggiovia) connects Piazza Vittoria to 589-m Monte Solaro, providing wide views of the south-facing coast.

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

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

Notable landmarks[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.capritourism.com/imgg/download/capri_map_en.pdf