Capri topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

Free things to see and do in Capri


Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Capri

I have lost the pics I took swimming here, so these are generic shots from a rowboat (Photo by Chris Bertram)

An ill-advised swim into the famed Blue Grotto of Capri


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"Mr. Toulouse paints Mr. Lautrec," a fun trick photographic portrait c. 1891

Art and architecture in Italy


From ancient Romans, Greeks, and Etruscans to the Renaissance to World War II, a brief primer on Italian history


The mysteries of the metric system


Famous people throughout Italian history