If Capri is glam, Anacapri is certainly the old fashioned part of the island.
To reach it you only have to travel 3 km uphill along hairpin bends overlooking the sea and finally enjoy the “wild” soul of this fashionable island of the Gulf of Naples. If you want to fully enjoy this gem of nature and beauty, here’s what you absolutely must not miss:
The Red house
This Villa once belonged to the American Colonel John Clay Mackowen, who arrived in Italy just after the American Civil War and settled in Anacapri until 1899. The name comes from the Pompeian red covering of its façade. It’s the only building of its kind since it was realized with several architectural styles: mullioned windows and battlements, inside you find the structure of a square tower and an arcaded courtyard. In the interior of the Casa Rossa there is a permanent exhibition entitled “The Painted Island” dedicated to the islanders traditions of past centuries and also there are four Roman statues found in 1964 and in 1974 in the Blue Grotto.
The Church of San Michele
The Baroque church of San Michele Arcangelo was built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries along with the entire Teresian complex to which it belonged. The church has a Greek cross Octagonal base and is famous for the original tiled floor dated 1761, with Adam and Eve in Eden.
The Church of Santa Sofia
Overlooking the main square of Anacapri is the Church of St. Sophia, built in 1510 in place of the Church of St. Mary of Constantinople.
Enjoy your travel!