Seggiovia Anacapri

the chair lift anacapri

Hermitage of Cetrella


Eremo di Cetrella

Is located on the slope of Mount Solaro facing Capri and sheer over Marina Piccola.

The name seems to be originating from a plant of Capri: the cedronella; the other hypothesis is linked to a legend according to which wants him to be derived from a temple dedicated to Venus Citerea.
Built around 1400, the Hermitage of S. Maria di Cetrella is protected by a wall having glass splinters pointed. The church is composed of two naves: one dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the other is enriched by a painting of the XVI century that represents San Domenico.
Beyond the church you can admire the campanile, the sacristy, the kitchen and some cells where they dwelled Franciscans and Dominicans finding in these places the peace and serenity desired.

 

Cetrella was considered by the families of fishermen a pilgrimage destination before an adventurous journey at sea, it is for this reason that the painting of S. Mary, inside the church, considered the patron saint of sailors, is particularly dear to the entire population of Capri.
The beauty of the Cetrella Valley is also represented by its flora. Typical mediterranean flora is rich of pines, oaks, chestnuts, brooms, erica, euphorbia, arbutus, anemones, daffodils and many other varieties of flowers together with about fifteen species of orchids including the rare Serapios Neglecta de Not. Currently the church is consecrated and in particular periods of the year (especially in May and October) is used as the seat of the liturgy. The visit to the Hermitage of S. Maria di Cetrella is allowed especially during the summer period, thanks to the care of some volunteers who dedicate their time to the maintenance and its opening to the public of this enchanting place.

Eremo di Cetrella

How to get

Monte solaro


Monte Solaro is the highest peak of Capri with its 589 mt.

From Marina Grande or Capri it is ten or at most fifteen minutes to get to the Piazza della Vittoria in Anacapri, just in front of the ancient ruins of the Gate where you find the chair lift station for Monte Solaro.

Seggiovia Anacapri
 

GETTING

AROUND CAPRI


FUNICULAR RAILWAY MARINA GRANDE

SIPPIC Funicolare di Capri S.r.l.
www.funicolaredicapri.it
Tel. [+39] 081 8370420


BUS - Public Service

A.T.C. - Ufficio Clienti
Via Giuseppe Orlandi, 29 - 80071 Anacapri
Tel. [+39] 081 8376302
CAPRI, ANACAPRI, MARINA PICCOLA, MARINA GRANDE, GROTTA AZZURRA, FARO DI PUNTA CARENA


BUS - Private Service

Staiano Autotrasporti
Via Don Giobbe Ruocco, 36 - 80073 Capri (Napoli) Italy
Tel. [+39] 081 8372422
www.staiano-capri.com
TOUR: CAPRI E ANACAPRI + GROTTA AZZURRA + FARAGLIONI


TAXI

Taxi Capri, Piazza Martiri D'Ungheria - Tel. [+39] 081 8376657
Taxi Anacapri, Piazza Vittoria - Tel. [+39] 081 8371175
Radio Taxi Capri - Tel. [+39] 081 8370543 (24h)