Hotel La Minerva Capri

LA MINERVA - All the information you will need to reach the island of Capri and the hotel

The Hotel is situated in the center of Capri, looking out towards the sea, in a peaceful pedestrian area where the only vehicles you’re likely to see are the tiny electric carts used to transport merchandise and luggage (see how to get here for further details). Visitors' tranquility is guaranteed, and guests are able to experience the pleasure of strolling along the island's flower decked pathways and of contemplating Capri's many unforgettable panoramas, undisturbed by traffic.

The Piazzetta of Capri is a leisurely ten minute walk away, through the fashionable shopping streets of Via Camerelle and Via Vittorio Emanuele, which commence just steps away from the hotel. The Charterhouse of San Giacomo, and the breathtaking viewing points of the Gardens of Augustus and Tragara are, likewise, within easy walking distance of the hotel.

From this enchanting terrace overlooking the sea, a pathway leads down to the beaches at the foot of the Faraglioni , and to the Via Pizzolungo: a panoramic footpath which hugs the eastern coast of the island. The entire hotel is south facing and in the cooler months of the year, when the sun is low on the horizon, all of the terraces and bedrooms are flooded with the cool sunshinetypical of the winter season.

The hotel will be pleased to arrange transportation to and from the hotel.

Solution 1

A transfer by private car from the airport to the port of Naples costs 65 euro (two passengers). The cost of hydrofoil tickets purchased on behalf of clients by the driver is not included.

Solution 2

Alternatively, a complete transfer service is available at the rate of 115 euro per person (150 euro for single passengers) which includes:

  • Car in Naples
  • Hydrofoil tickets
  • Taxi in Capri
  • Hostess to accompany guests by taxi from the port to the Piazzetta and then on foot as far as the hotel
  • Porter service for 1 piece of luggage per person from the port to the hotel (10 euro for each additional item)

Solution 3

The transfer from the harbor of Capri to the hotel is available at the rate of 60 euro per person and includes:

  • Taxi in Capri
  • Hostess to accompany guests by taxi from the port to the Piazzetta and then on foot as far as the hotel
  • Porter service for 1 piece of luggage per person from the port to the hotel (10 euro for each additional item)

Capri, no embarkation of cars - carparks in Naples and Sorrento

If you have a car bear in mind that non-residents can embark their cars for Capri in the off-season only (normally between November and late March), and only on the ferries. Cars are of little use on Capri, much of which is pedestrianized, so visitors would be well advised to leave their vehicles in Naples or Sorrento.

In Naples, you will want to leave your car in one of the city’s authorized and guarded car parks. There is a small parking area next to the molo Beverello (parcheggio Buono tel +39 335499658). If this car park is full, try the Parcheggio di Interscambio Autosilo Brin in Via Brin (tel. +39 081.7632827).

Embarking for Capri from Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ischia

Regularly updated timetables are published by CapriOnLine (www.capri.com) or can be supplied by the hotel. You can get to Capri from Sorrento by hydrofoil or Fast Ferries (20 minutes, price approx. 15 Euro).

In the high season you can reach Capri directly from Positano, Amalfi or Ischia. You should be aware that Positano does not have a real harbor and crossings are made only in perfect weather conditions. Sorrento is located about 45 minutes from Positano and 90 minutes from Amalfi by car.

Embarking for Capri from Naples

You can get to Capri from Naples by ferry (the crossing takes about 80 minutes, price approximately 10 Euros) or by hydrofoil (50 minutes, price approximately 18 Euro);

Boats leave Naples from the port of Beverello (hydrofoils) and from the smaller port of Calata di Massa (ferries). Beverello port is by far the most convenient, as departures are more frequent and you have a larger selection of hydrofoils.

Regularly updated timetables are published by CapriOnLine (www.capri.net) or can be supplied by the hotel.

Reaching Naples from Rome

To reach Naples from Rome you can fly (a mere 20 minutes flight time, but only really worth considering if you are arriving on a convenient connecting flight), take a train (1 hour and 20 minutes from Termini train station to Naples train station; times and tickets on www.trenitalia.com) or travel by private car with driver (2 hours also).

By car you can arrive straight to the port but it is a much more expensive choice since the private car with driver costs around 450 Euros while the train costs about 40 Euros per person.


If you choose to travel by train you should note that there are three train stations in Naples. Napoli Centrale or Piazza Garibaldi are the nearest to the harbor and where the great majority of long-distance trains arrive.

By Taxi

So as to avoid unpleasant surprises it is advisable to take licensed taxis only. The price of the ride is indicated on the taximeter, which must be used by the driver.

We suggest you ask for the fixed rate to be applied. These rates are available for the journey from the Railway station or Airport to the port and include every type of supplement (holidays, luggage etc.). They should be requested prior to commencing the journey and foresee a fixed route, thereby excluding passengers the option to ask for route variations. The cost is 20 Euros from the airport (about 30 minutes) and 10 Euros from the railway station (about 15 minutes).

By car

If you arrive from the north, leave the motorway at the Napoli turnoff; take the ring road exiting at Naples, then after 15 km take the turnoff for Fuorigrotta and then for Porto/Molo Beverello.

By bus

A less expensive yet comfortable alternative are the CLP (private coaches) that leave every 30 minutes from terminal 1 (arrivals side) for Piazza Municipio. The ticket, which can be purchased on-board, is around 3 Euro; the trip takes about 40 minutes. Bear in mind that the coach goes to Piazza Municipio, which is a 3-minute walk from molo Beverello (rather awkward if you have a lot of baggage. Some coach drivers have the courtesy to make a stop only fifty meters or so from the molo).

Baggage porters service

Remember that from the Piazzetta onwards, all car traffic in the centre and panoramic areas of Capri is strictly prohibited. For this reason, it is best to entrust any heavy or cumbersome baggage (10 Euro for each item) to the porters at the ferry and hydrofoil arrival areas for transport to the hotel.

There are also porters who can take your baggage to the hotel from the Piazzetta in Capri center for 4 Euro per item. You will find them at the taxi stop (1 minute on foot from the exit of cable car in the opposite direction to the hotel).


From the port of Capri to La Minerva Hotel

Once you have arrived at the Marina Grande port, go to the Piazzetta. The most convenient way is by the funicular (3 minutes, price 1,40 Euro per person) or by taxi (slower but more comfortable; approx. 10 minutes, for a cost of 20 Euro circa).

To get to the hotel from the Piazzetta, walk down the main shopping streets Via Vittorio Emanuele, then Via Camerelle. To do so go in the direction of Hotel Quisisana and turn left in front of it (Via Camerelle).

At the end of Via Camerelle (after the restaurant I Faraglioni), instead of taking the path to Via Tragara on the left, follow the sign to La Minerva: this will lead you down a short flight of steps and, after approximately 50 meters, direct to the hotel.

Alternatively, you can follow the sign to La Minerva positioned opposite the Hotel Syrene in Via Camerelle, which invites visitors to turn right in Via Ignazio Cerio. This route is less attractive, but the shortest and without steps. Guests are reminded that the Piazzetta and the entire historic center of Capri, is a traffic-free zone.

We wish you a pleasant journey. Please do not hesitate to contact the hotel for any further information you might require.

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