Capri's historic centre
On one of the areas of high ground, in the shelter of the mountains lies the main town of the island of Capri – island and town share the same name. Capri’s historic centre is the Piazza Umberto I. It’s enclosed and secluded like a courtyard, known by the world’s rich and famous as the “piazzetta”, and is a meeting place for locals and visitors – both famous and non-famous.
Around the piazza is themedieval quarter – its steep and narrow streets not only a site of historical and architectural interest, but also a mecca for high-fashion shoppers.
The town also has other architectural gems, such as the parish church ofSanto Stefano or the beautiful 14th-century monastery ofCertosa di San Giacomo, which despite having been partially rebuilt remains an interesting example of medieval architecture.