Anacapri

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Anacapri
Comune
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
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
Government
 • MayorMario Staiano
Area
 • Total6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Elevation275 m (902 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total6,240
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Anacapresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code80071
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Anthony of Padua
Saint dayJune 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Anacapri (Neapolitan: Ronnacràpe) is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. The Ancient Greek prefix ana- means "up" or "above", signifying that Anacapri is located at a higher elevation on the island than Capri (about 150 m higher on average[1]). 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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