Capri's archway of love
Rising out of the Mediterranean off the southern coast of Capri, the three sea stacks of Faraglioni are among the most photographed landmarks on the island and a place of enduring romantic legend
Majestic and dramatic, the rocky sea stacks of I Faraglioni rise precipitously from the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean, forming the most loved, and most photographed, maritime view in Capri.
Tallest of the three, and closest to shore, is Stella, which rises to a height of 109m, with the middle stack, Faraglione di Mezzo standing at 82m high, and the third, Faraglione di Fuori - also known as Scopolo - standing 106m above the waves.
In the smallest of the three, Faraglione di Mezzo, the sea has carved a perfect arch, large enough for boats to pass through, and, according to the local legend, if you kiss your sweetheart as you sail below that arch, you will find true love and be together forever.
For those on an Amalfi Coast yacht charter, Faraglioni are easily accessible by sea, and no visit to Capri is complete without passing through that famous arch.
A Mediterranean Romance
If you kiss your sweetheart as you sail below that arch, you will find true love and be together forever
As well as the romantic legend of Faraglione di Mezzo's arch, Scopolo has a curious tale of its own. The stack is home to Capri's famous blue lizard, which is though to have developed its distinctive colouring as camoflage, to blend in with the surrounding blue sea.
The best views of Faraglioni are from sea, but there are excellent vantage points on land offering stunning views of the bay and the sea stacks, too, especially from the Hotel Punta Tragara and the pretty Gardens of Augustus.
The best view in Capri
And after a tour around the rocks, you might like to relax on one of the public beaches or private beach clubs to be found around Marina Piccola bay, which offer fine views across the water to Faraglioni, or take a dip in the warm Tyrrhenian Sea.
If you are enjoying a superyacht charter vacation in Capri, a visit to I Faraglioni should be at the top of your itinerary, and don't forget to sail through that famously romantic archway for good luck.