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Natural Arch (Arco Naturale)
Natural Arch (Arco Naturale)

Natural Arch (Arco Naturale)

Free admission
Via Arco Naturale, Capri, Italy

The basics

The Natural Arch is one of Capri’s top coastal landmarks, and boat tours around the island generally pass beneath its soaring heights so passengers can admire the stone formation from below and make stops at the Blue Grotto, Green Grotto, and Faraglioni sea stacks. Otherwise, hike the scenic Pizzolungo trail along the eastern coast to reach the arch by land, and admire tremendous views of the Sorrentine Peninsula, Punta Campanella, and the islets of the Li Galli archipelago along the way.

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Things to know before you go

  • Be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen if taking a boat tour or hiking on the island. Bring a swimsuit and towel if your boat tour includes a stop to swim.
  • Some boat tours are not accessible to wheelchair users, so confirm in advance. The Pizzolungo trail is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Avid photographers will find that the arch can provide an ideal picture frame for capturing seascapes in the distance.
  • Kids especially enjoy boat tours around the island, especially if they include a stop to swim.
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How to get there

The Natural Arch can be seen from below via boat, or from land via the Pizzolungo trail that departs from Via Tragara in Capri town and passes the Grotta di Matermania, where the path becomes narrow and steep. From the grotto, climb the final 200 steps up to the arch.

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When to get there

If taking in the Natural Arch by boat, set sail during the hottest hours of midday to escape the crowds and heat on the island. If hiking to the arch, time your departure for the early morning to avoid the high temperatures later in the day.

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Highlights Along Capri’s Coast

The coastline of Capri is considered among the most beautiful of all Italy’s islands, dotted with sea grottoes, tiny coves, and picturesque Marina Piccola harbor. In addition to the Natural Arch, highlights include the Blue Grotto, White Grotto, and Green Grotto, soaring Faraglioni sea stacks, and Punta Carena lighthouse.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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