Chair Lift up Monte Solaro in Anacapri, Italy

Chair Lift up Monte Solaro in Anacapri, Italy

As part of our visit to the Island of Capri, we went to the town of Anacapri and rode the chair lift to the highest point of the island – Monte Solaro. 

Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy
The Marina at Capri

Getting to the Island of Capri

We took a ferry from Marina Piccola in Sorrento and after a 30 minute trip, we arrived at the marina in Capri. From the Marina we took the funicular up the hill to Piazza Umberto I. At the piazza we hired one of the multicolored, open air taxis to bring us to the town of Anacapri. The ride was around 15 minutes and cost about 10 euros .  

Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy

When we arrived at Anacapri, the taxi dropped us off at Piazza Vittorio. (If you take the bus from Marina Grande or Capri, the bus station is located right off Piazza Vittorio.) The chairlift is a two minute walk from the Piazza. It’s on the corner of Salita Caposcuro and Via Capodimonte.

Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy
The chairlift travels up the mountain and at points, over private residences.
Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy
Chairlift over private gardens.
Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy
The 12 minute ride offers incredible views of the Mediterranean.
Riding the Chair Lift
Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy
The chairlift station is at the top of Monte Solaro. The chairs do not stop moving, so get off quickly and move clear of the chair as it makes a turn to return down the mountain.
Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy
Gelato on top of Monte Solaro.
Monte Solara Chairlift Anacapri Italy
A view from the top of Monte Solaro with the Faraglioni rocks in the distance. 

If you make it to Anacapri don’t miss out on this epic adventure. It’s totally worth the time and effort to get there and you’ll be glad you did!

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