Monte Solaro Chairlift Seggiovia Monte Solaro, Anacapri

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Monte Solaro is a mountain on the island of Capri in Campania, Italy. With an elevation of 589 m, its peak is the highest point of Capri.'It contains the "Fortino di Bruto", a blockhouse which was used in battles between Britain and France in the early 19th century. It is characterised by its "sheer dolomitic slopes" which form an "unsurpassable partition" between the eastern and western sides of the island. Marina Grande lies at the foot of the mountain. It became popular with painters due to its "romantic situation, affording extensive and beautiful views to the NW of the Tyrrhenian sea, the gulf of Naples". Up the mount there is a statue of Emperor Augustus who first landed on Capri.Geology and TopographyMonte Solaro is formed from the same limestone that the island is also composed of.Flora and faunaFloraThe area around Monte Solaro is inhabited by over 900 species of vegetation. At higher altitudes, one might find acanthus, arbutus, heather, juniper, broom, ilex, lentisk, litosperma, myrtle and smilace. At lower altitudes, one might find laurels, rock-roses, strawberry trees, Daphne shrubs, Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic), myrtles, narcissus, orchids, and pines and the Lithodora Rosmarinifolia.FaunaThe mountain is also visited by many species of birds, including peregrine falcons.HikingThe summit is accessible by walking without too much difficulty by either the passetiello or a path that starts from Axel Munthe. Both routes are suitable for walkers in decent physical condition. Notable sites include the Eremo di Santa Maria a Cetrella for its architecture, and the remains of the Fortino di Bruto, a military fort built during the Napoleonic Wars.
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  • If you get the chance take the chair lift to the top. Also take a warm jacket as it gets quite cold up there. The views were magic even though it started to cloud in.  more »
  • Oh my goodness! While visiting the island of Capri, this is a must! Our tour guide dropped us off at the Mount Solaro chairlift in town and we had no idea what we were in for. Slowly, in single-occupa...  more »
  • The chairlift up to the top of the mountain was an excellent adventure - spectacular panoramic views, and fun to see the overview of the town of Anacapri.  more »
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  • Single chairs up to the top of Capri. No clutches so you must jump in. Amazing view on the 11 min way up. Easy access. WC outside.
  • Super fun and unique experience! Literally "Chair Lift" to the mountain top. Amazing view of cliffsides, ocean and the island, great service, no long queues which I was dreading initially.
  • Definitely do the chairlift up to Solaro if you want a stunning view of Anacapri and the dramatic cliffsides with aqua water. The cafe/shop at the top is nothing special, but it does make for a place to take amazing photos. Wine, beer, ice cream, soft drinks, and some basic snacks like chips are available at the cafe. Not much to do at the top except photos and drinks, so the trip can be as short or long as you want it.
  • Worth the price of admission. Great view of the island.
  • I am very scared of heights, but on arriving at this beautiful island I decided that I couldn't leave without first trying the chairlift. I knew I would regret it if I didn't go on it. By the time I reached the top my legs were like jelly and I was shaking inside, but once at the top I found there was a bar and loos of which I first used then had a well deserved glass of wine! 😊 Coming down was much easier than going up and the views were incredible. Certainly a must if you visit Capri 💕💕

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A less expensive alternative to Capri's expensive resorts, Anacapri offers a peaceful setting for a long vacation away from the tourist crowds. The quieter and less explored of the two towns on the island, Anacapri boasts several small hotels with private balconies offering sweeping harbor views. Stay near the compact town center to explore its narrow streets lined with shops and cafes. Surrounded by olive groves and flower gardens, the town's B&Bs offer simple but comfortable rooms, only minutes away from Capri's famous nightlife.
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