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Capri (kä´prē), Lat. Capreae, island (1987 est. pop. 7,750), 4 sq mi (10.4 sq km), Campania, S Italy, in the Bay of Naples off the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. It is an international tourist center, celebrated for its striking scenery, delightful climate, and luxurious vegetation. There are two small towns on the island, Capri and Anacapri. The Blue Grotto is the most famous of the many caves along the island's high, precipitous coast. Monte Solaro, the highest point (1,932 ft/589 m), commands a magnificent view. On the island are remains of the 12 fine villas built there by the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius. The local architecture has Roman, Norman, and Arabic features.

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Capri an island off the west coast of Italy, south of Naples, to which the Roman emperor Tiberius (42 bc–ad 37) retired in ad 26, never returning to Rome.

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