To the casual eye, Capri can seem like it’s all about what’s on the surface: pretty views, pretty people, pretty clothes, all on display at see-and-be-seen places during the busy summer season. But there is a more contemplative side to Capri: a land of emperors and poets who have drawn both solace and inspiration from the island’s wild back country, vertiginous hiking paths, and wave-splashed coastlines against the deep blue sea. Small wonder that the novelist Graham Greene said he could get more writing done on Capri in a month than anywhere else in a year.
Capri Tiberio Palace beckons its guests to experience this other Capri: its long history, contributions to world culture, authentic flavors and fragrances, and profound sense of place. “Capri makes you want to go deeper,” says Francesca Tozzi, general manager of Capri Tiberio Palace. “Who created and preserved this magnificent place for us to enjoy? This is the Capri we want our guests to discover.” A beloved fixture on the island since the 1920s, the Tiberio (as it was known locally) recently emerged from a full renovation as one of the coolest hotels on Capri – the perfect base to begin your journey, wherever it takes you.
Who created and preserved this magnificent place for us to enjoy? This is the Capri we want our guests to discover.
Blessed with an ideal location – a few steps up from the bustle of Capri Town, near the trailhead for spectacular walks in the hills - Capri Tiberio Palace makes the most of it. Lobby lounges and sun terraces, an inviting indoor-outdoor pool, and many guest suites are oriented toward sweeping views of mountains and sea. The hotel’s new look, by the Milanese architect Giampiero Panepinto, is both relaxing and eye-catching, all vintage modern pieces and pops of postmodern color: a stylish beach house with a Dolce Vita vibe. Unusually for this space-limited island, Capri Tiberio Palace has its own gardens, providing fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables for the hotel’s restaurants (one of them kosher) as well as a serene setting for daily sunrise or sunset yoga sessions.
Bringing Capri Tiberio Palace to life is a young, enthusiastic team that goes the extra mile to help guests discover the best the area has to offer. The executive chef, Francesco de Simone, brings passion and craft to a multifaceted menu of fresh, local cuisine. The blog on the hotel’s website is a must-read for up-to-date hiking itineraries and other insider tips. The guest services team can arrange bespoke experiences to suit any individual desire, from a private art tour to a helicopter ride around a volcano. And to inspire guests to dig a little deeper, Capri Tiberio Palace maintains a carefully curated library of books about, set on, or written on Capri – and even slips a few onto guest-room shelves.