TRISHA HARBORD writes about the beautiful Italian island.
ACTRESS Jennifer Aniston chose one of her special friends to join her on the romantic Italian island of Capri last week. The 43-year-old soaked up the sun at a glamorous hotel and on the deck of a yacht with screenwriter partner Justin Theroux.
Capri, in the Bay of Naples, is a mix of stunning landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, archaeological treasures and wonderful Italian food.
Visitors arrive by boat into the port of Marina Grande (below). You'll find quaint colourful houses, the largest beach and atmospheric restaurants serving catches of the day. Aniston, who is filming the crime-comedy We're The Millers, and her Rock Of Ages writer boyfriend stayed in the port's luxurious J.K. Place hotel.
One of the most popular attractions is Villa San Michele in Anacapri, which is worthy of any superstar. It was the dream home of Swedish psychiatrist and author Axel Munthe, who first went to Capri in 1885. He built the villa on the ruins of a chapel dedicated to San Michele and wrote a world best-seller, The Story Of San Michele, about it. Adorning the garden are a Greek tomb and a granite sphinx that gazes out over the island.
Take a funicular train to the Piazzetta, Capri's most famous square or spend a day on the beach in Marina Piccola bay on the sun-kissed south of the island with a view of the giant sea stacks of Faraglioni.
To find a cooler place to relax, visit the isle's oldest building, the Carthusian monastery Charterhouse of San Giacomo, dating back to 1371. There's a good selection of accommodation, from three to five-star, and superb shopping; including those famous Capri pants.
Citalia (0844 415 1956/ citalia.com) offers five nights at the four-star Hotel Syrene from £649 (two sharing), B&B.
Price includes flights from Gatwick and boat transfers. Capri Tourism: capritourism.com