Lemon blossoms scent the air, while purple bougainvillea, pastel houses and panoramas of the Tyrrhenian Sea dazzle the senses. This is the Isle of Capri, renowned as much for its natural beauty as for the fame of those who visit. Roman Emperor Tiberius retired to Capri where he built lavish villas. In the 19th century the island became a popular haunt for European artists, poets, scholars and musicians looking for inspiration. And more recently, celebrities from Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra to Julia Roberts and Harrison Ford have been captivated by its charm.

This tiny speck of an island in the Bay of Naples continues to enchant discerning travellers with its impressive cliffs, fragrant gardens, seaside cafés and magnificent views. World traveller Ralph Grizzle, publisher of Avid Cruiser, recently explored Capri on one of our optional full-day excursions offered from Sorrento. Watch this short film and join him on his journey, as he shares tips for avoiding the crowds and making the most of your visit to Capri.

Several Silversea Mediterranean voyages in 2011 and 2012 offer the chance to visit this fascinating Italian island from the port of Sorrento. Here's a small sampling:

2011

Voyage 5129: Silver Spirit, Athens to Monte Carlo, 30 September - 7 October

Voyage 1126B: Silver Cloud, Rome to Athens, 5 - 14 October

Voyage 2129: Silver Wind, Rome to Athens, 11 - 18 October

2012

Voyage 5214: Silver Spirit, Rome to Venice, 31 May - 7 June

Voyage 2217: Silver Wind, Athens to Rome , 4 - 13 June

Voyage 5225: Silver Spirit, Venice to Monte Carlo, 27 August - 3 September

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