First let us be clear; we did not visit Axel Munthe's house and garden - we only followed the lovely lane that leads to it, then passing beyond its gardens - with their doric pillars and fine foliage, we went on to a belvedere that has the most wonderful view down to the marina and the town of Capri . But without the Villa and the infrastructure that has developed to support it, that view could have been denied to the casual visitor. So much of Capri is owned by rich people who enclose the land and access beyond their doors is denied. Instead The walk to the viewpoint is perhaps the highlight of Anacapri. "Walk along the path to the Villa and look at the view from the end; it will only take you five minutes", said our tour guide. We recommend you should stay half an hour -just watching the wake of boats below, the arrival of the bigger ferries, and the swirling clouds over Sorrento ; the view alone will make your day.
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