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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The Eva Prima Pandora (c 1550) by French Renaissance painter Jean Cousin, in the Louvre Museum

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