A Capri elopement? Is always a good idea!
Just the two of you and Capri, the wonderful pearl of Italian islands, living your big day at its best, enjoying every moment. Getting married in Capri, you two alone or together with just a few relatives and friends. That’s a Capri elopement, a romantic getaway in the Mediterranean.
Eloping in Capri is the best way to get married in Italy if you’d love to celebrate with an authentic and intimate wedding. As a local elopement photographer in Capri, I will be happy to help giving you ideas and tricks/secrets about the island and the best practices for your elopement – and even referring about the best wedding vendors in the area! Maybe you are looking for the best place for the civil or symbolic ceremony, or for an hotel with a panoramic view, or an historic villa. From the hotel, to the restaurant, to the flowers and the decor, and considering all the experiences you can enjoy here, planning your Capri elopement would be very exciting!
Why a Capri elopement?
- Capri is super-romantic and is one of the most beautiful places in Europe for sure!
- You can enjoy your elopement day… and the days before and the days after!
- A more intimate and authentic wedding, with less expenses.
- Stress-free, full-joy event.
- You can choose any location you want for your symbolic or civil ceremony.
Being an elopement photographer for couples who would like to get married with a Capri or Amalfi Coast elopement, I offer various photography packages. We can also create together a bespoke package customized on you. Let me know your desires and needs and I will arrange a wedding photography coverage just for you. Personally, Capri is my favorite place. I’m always happy when I can take destination weddings and elopements here, because of its beauty and atmosphere that totally go with my vibes. Capri is wonderful, romantic, serene and joyful. Capri elopements are my favorite experiences in photography!
Capri is a world famous destination with an ancient history. Here you can find antique Roman villas an other important locations like Villa Fersen, Villa San Michele or Villa Jovis. With its emerald and blue sea waters, the Solaro Mount, the Blue Grotto, Capri is a natural gem, various and luxuriant. Even the daylife and nightlife in Capri are full of options, especially for its restaurants and cafes – with good food and breathtaking terraces.
Capri has been a favorite place for artists, writers and celebrities throughout the centuries. It is also a well-known place for shopping, both for luxury and typical – especially sandals and parfumes and other artisanal products like the “campanella”. For those who love art, you will be glad to know that in Capri also art-galleries find place.
While you are on the island, take your time to visit and enjoy the most beautiful places. Go esploring and experiencing its colors, smells and tastes. If you elope in Capri, consider to stay some days after for your honeymoon, as well. You can reach Capri by boat, mainly from the port of Naples and even from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast – lots of boats run from Positano. In about an hour you will reach Capri from all these places. Otherwise, if you want to enjoy the sea an the travel on your own way, consider to rent a private boat with a boatswain captain.
Advice for your Capri elopement
Best time to elope in Capri
To me, mid seasons are the best seasons to elope in Italy and especially Capri elopements are wonderful during spring and autumn. Spring is to me absolutely the best season for a Capri elopement, but in Capri the weather is serene and usually good from March to the end of October. In spring and Autumn you will also find the most special sunlight – because of the inclination on the sun. The best advice I can give is to avoid the high season, from July to September, when the weather is very hot, prices are higher and all the places are very, very crowded of tourists.
How to move around Capri
In Capri you find several transportations: the funicolare, various buses and taxis. And of course, lots of boats, of any dimension and kind! The taxis are quite typical, colorful and opened. But if you want to really enjoy Capri, you’d better go for a walk!
Capri island is made by two towns: Capri and Anacapri. Capri is the center of the island and Anacapri is the upper part. Since most part of the island is not reachable by car – especially the mountains and the tight lanes – if you want to visit Capri and Anacapri in a proper way, you have to be willing to walk a lot! The best thing is that walking around you will explore incredible places and the most breathtaking views you can ever imagine. Even some unique locations and venues in Capri are reachable only by walking through quite long paths, or by some little cabs that can pass through the lanes. Consider this aspect when organizing your elopement day in one of the Capri venues and locations.
Capri elopement ceremony suggestions
In Capri there are many places to say “Yes I do” and exchange your vows. For a symbolic ceremony, Capri offers several wonderful choices, and my advice as an elopement photographer in Capri, is to consider the beautiful wedding venues and locations on the following list.
Locations in Capri
- Gardens of Augustus
- La Migliera
- Villa Damecuta
- Villa Lysis
- Certosa di San Giacomo
- The Lighthouse (Il Faro)
- Belvedere Punta Cannone
- Belvedere Tragara
- Villa San Michele
- The Solaro Mount
Best Capri wedding venues
- Capri Palace Hotel
- Villa Lysis (Fersen)
- Il Riccio Beach Club
- JK Place Capri
- Hotel Caesar Augustus
- Tiberio Capri Palace
- Lido del Faro
What to do on or after your elopement in Capri
There are lots of things to do and to see in Capri. Whether for your elopement day or for the vacation and honeymoon the days after, the island offers lots of possibilities. You can strolling through the narrow streets of the center, go hiking, relaxing by the sea, visiting historic villas, taking a boat ride, and much more. Capri has incredible spots for photography portraits or simply for excursions. Here is a list of some places to see and things to do in Capri:
Villa San Michele, Villa Lysis and the other ancient villas
Capri has some beautiful and ancient villas. I still remember the first time I went to Villa San Michele in Anacapri. Wandering around the museum, going through the garden and on the terraces, I was literally speechless, so much beauty around! Villa San Michele was built by Axel Munthe, Swedish doctor and intellectual. Is one of the most visited places on the island. It is a house-museum with a splendid viewpoint overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Inside there are the remains of an ancient Roman villa mixed with artworks and furnishings from the late 1800s. Besides Villa San Michele, I want to mention Villa Lysis, Villa Malaparte and Villa Jovis. This last one is a Roman construction by Tiberius, dedicated to Jupiter Today you can visit its remains, which are among the best preserved in the Mediterranean area.
Solaro Mount: the “sacred” mountain of Capri
The Solaro mount is located in Anacapri and is considered the island’s mountain. You can reach the mountain by a chairlift, with a wonderful view, but if you suffer from vertigo it is better you keep your eyes closed! The panorama from the top of the mount is unique. A privileged view of the Faraglioni, Sorrento, Naples and even Salerno. In spring, the Solaro mount is in bloom, and this is the best time to visit. Yon go trekking along the paths, being caressed by the warm wind, in and a placid and meditative atmosphere, like the one found at the hermitage of Cetrella, on the top of the mount.
The Lighthouse of Punta Carena: the most beautiful sunset on the island
Anacapri, the largest town on the island, is a set of colorful streets full of flowers. Anacapri is probably my favorite place, since every place here is gorgeous. In Anacapri there are some of the beauties of the island: the Solaro mount, the Blue Grotto, Villa San Michele and Punta Carena with its lighthouse.
The lighthouse is located in a rocky bay washed by deep blue waters. Is one of the most loved places by the people living in Capri. In fact, around the lighthouse you can enjoy a direct sunlight all day long, and here you can find the most beautiful sunsets on the island. The beaches near the lighthouse are famous for their aperitifs and parties, so if you are a party-lover, you can come here and dance all night long in front of the sea.
A boat tour: the best way to see Capri
What to see in Capri? The whole island! And the best way to see it is by boat, of course! A boat tour around the island is a truly unforgettable experience. In Marina Grande you can find several companies offering shared tours of the island. But when possible, I always prefer to rent a private boat with sailors. The private boat allows me to stop where I want and for as long as I want. What to see in Capri during an island tour? The most beautiful points of the coast, such as the Faraglioni, the Anacapri’s Lighthouse and the most hidden and wild corners around.
The Phoenician Staircase
The steps of the Phoenician Staircase are 921, and once I walked them all! The staircase leads from Marina Grande up to Anacapri. Built by the Greeks, the Phoenician Staircase was the only link between Capri and Anacapri for a long time. The climb is challenging – and the descent is difficult too! The steps are steep and it takes good knees, but I can swear that the view of the Gulf of Naples is is worth the walking.
The beaches of the island of Capri: a swim among the rocks, in the deep blue sea
Capri is a rocky island, and it does not have long sandy beaches. So, if you don’t like to walk on the rocks, my advice is to take a boat, going for a nice swim offshore. The sea in Capri has colors ranging from bright blue-green to deep blue, with transparent backdrops. In Marina Grande there is the largest beach on the island, and even near the port the water is crystal clear. If you want to find a retro-style seaside experience, you have to go to Marina Piccola. Here the beaches still have a very 60’ies allure. As at the famous “La Fontelina” in front of the Faraglioni, that still remembers the golden times of the Dolce Vita.
Bonus tip: what to eat in Capri and where
Talking about Capri, I can’t help but talk about food too! Capri is famous for two different dishes with the same name: the Caprese salad, and the Caprese cake. The first one a fresh salad with tomato, mozzarella, olive oil, salt, oregano and basil. The second one is a dessert made with almonds and chocolate. Both of them are genuine and delicious in their simplicity. When in Capri you cannot miss the fish specialties, such as squid with potatoes, mussel soup and marinated anchovies. And the Caprese ravioli, made with local caciotta and marjoram. Even the so called “Chiummenzana”, spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and typical aromas, are also inevitable.
How tasty is the food here! After dinner, drink a Limoncello prepared with Capri lemons and served in frozen glasses! For a special dinner under the Capri lemons, I recommend “Da Paolino” . For the dessert, take an ice cream of “Buonocore”, in the center of Capri.