Isle of splendour

The Italian island of Capri offers hints at Rome’s ancient glories and natural wonders to take your breath away, writes Conor Power

19th February, 2011

Capri is one of those places whose allure and fame are such that the numbers of visitors it draws during the summer tends to overshadow its beauty.

It’s in danger of almost submerging, in a metaphoric sense, under the sheer weight of numbers. It has become a place to see and be seen, and is always overcrowded during the hot summer months, when tens of thousands of visitors pour daily through its narrow streets and...

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