The famed island of Capri, playground of the contemporary jet set began its life as a luxurious destination well before today. It seems that the city of Capri has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with evidence of human settlement being discovered during the Roman era, yet its status was cemented when Emperor Augustus chose the island as his private resort. Notwithstanding its diminutive size, Capri boasts plenty to see and do including twelve churches, seven museums and several monuments, as well as the natural wonders of the Blue Grotto, and the iconic Faraglioni.
The island is also the inspiration of Dolce&Gabbana’s Light Blue Love in Capri and Light Blue for Him Beauty of Capri special edition, and the setting of the unforgettable campaign shot by Mario Testino and starring David Gandy, Bianca Balti and the Faraglioni.
Here are 10 reasons to love Capri and why you should add it to your bucket list now.