The School venue is Villa Orlandi, located in the heart of the historic center of Anacapri, on the enchanting Island of Capri, at via Finestrale 2. Villa Orlandi is a seventeenth century villa which has recently been restored by the University of Naples, in rigorous respect of the original architecture.
It is built on two levels with a rustic colonnade entrance, like many of the gardens of Capri. The entrance drive to Villa Orlandi is lined with a classical colonnade. The interiors are characterized by elegant details in stucco, typical of Capri’s 18th century homes.
Today Villa Orlandi houses the University of Naples’ International Center of Scientific Culture, and its rooms are used to host seminars and academic meetings of international importance.
The villa is surrounded by a nice park and includes all essential facilities.
Getting to Capri from Naples
In Naples, there are two piers from which ferries to Capri depart: Molo Beverello and Calata di Massa. The Molo Beverello pier is located in front of Maschio Angioino in the Piazza Municipio; the Calata di Massa pier is located further east (to the left, facing the sea). The distance between Molo Beverello and Calata di Massa is 1 km on foot.
High speed ferries (hydrofoils – “aliscafi”) depart from Molo Beverello, and ferries and slow ferries (“traghetti”) from Calata di Massa. The trip won’t take more than an hour.
Please, notice that, when seas are very rough, high speed ferries can be suspended and only ferries and slow ferries can continue to run.
For ferries and hydrofoils schedules, click here.
Getting to the harbors from Naples Airport
The International Airport of Naples Capodichino (NAP) has connection to the major cities of Europe and Italy and is just a few kilometres from the city, located 7 km north-east of the city center
(Recommended) The ANM Company provides a regular bus service (Alibus) from the airport to Piazza Municipio, located at few steps away from Molo Beverello.
Routes, timetables and ticket options can be found/bought here.
Out of the terminal, look for the Alibus. The bus stops at Molo Beverello and Varco Pisacane, where Calata di Massa can be reached.
The bus ticket can be purchased on board.
The official taxi rank is just at the exit of the terminal. Requesting the fixed rate run to reach the harbors is recommended.
Getting to the harbors from the Naples Central Train Station
The main railway station is Napoli Centrale, facing Piazza Garibaldi.
(Recommended) Take Metro Linea 1, the Piazza Municipio stop towards “Piscinola” (frequency 15 minutes). After exiting the underground, you will need to walk about 100 meters to the port.
Take the line 1.
Take the Alibus in transit from the Airport to the harbors.
The official taxi rank is just at the exit of the station.
Getting to Anacapri from Marina Grande
Once in Capri harbor Marina Grande, you can reach Villa Orlandi:
- By bus: direct buses from the Marina Grande to Anacapri are scheduled every 15 minutes; the bus stop closest to Villa Orlandi is Piazza Vittoria, Anacapri.
- By cable railway (“Funicolare”) + bus: cable railway from Marina Grande to Capri every 15 minutes, and then bus from Capri to Anacapri every 15 minutes; the bus stop closest to Villa Orlandi is Piazza Vittoria, Anacapri.
- By taxi: establishing the fare in advance with the driver is recommended.
Getting to Villa Orlandi from Piazza Vittoria
Walk from Piazza Vittoria to Villa Orlandi, which is very close to the well known S. Michele's Church (10 minutes by foot).