The white muscat wines of Vesuvius are also of good quality, and the island of Capri produces some excellent wine.
There are two small towns, Capri (450 ft.) and Anacapri (980 ft.), which until the construction of a carriage road in 1874 were connected only by a flight of 784 steps (the substructures of which at least are ancient).
Travelling by road to Astura (Torre Astura) at the southern point of the little bay of Antium, he sailed thence to Capri and to Naples.
Wide, between Capri and Ischia, and the Bocca Piccola, 3 m.
It was abandoned in the 15th century on account of the inroads of pirates, and the inhabitants took refuge higher up at the two towns of Capri and Anacapri.
Furchheim, Bibliografia dell' Isola di Capri e della provincia Sorrentina (Naples, 1899); C. Weichhardt, Das Schloss des Tiberius and andere Romerbauten auf Capri (Leipzig, 1900).
Wide between Capri and the extreme southwest point of the peninsula of Sorrento.
Sir Sidney Smith with a British squadron captured Capri (February 18o6), and the peasants of the Abruzzi and Calabria soon began to give trouble.
Separates Capri from the mainland at the Punta della Campanella, and from the opening to its head at Portici the distance is 15 m.
In the latter winds Sorrento should be especially avoided, as no safe anchorage can be found there at less than 15 fathoms, and the same remark applies to Capri with winds from S.W.