La Fontelina

One-of-a-kind beach club and restaurant in Capri

Hours 10AM-late afternoon, seasonal
Phone (39) 081 8370845

Localita Faraglioni Capri 80073 Italy


Located along a jagged-slope of the famous Faraglioni, this rocky-beach swimming hole is a summer sanctuary for Italians looking for sun and bodily scenery. In a desperate attempt to avoid day-trippers, most arrive in the early morning hours and scout out a prime-lounger near the water's edge. The crowd is a mix of seasoned Italians and well-advised guests of the island's better hotels (thank you Mr. Concierge!). In the early ages, it was a favored bathing spot of Roman emperors and aristocracy who sought-out the spot for its beauty and view of the rock formations.

The Food

The club features a casual restaurant and bar with local dishes using the market-fresh fish and regional meats. Offering lunch and dinner, the kitchen serves-up pasta delicacies and seafood dishes for a varied crowd - wearing anything from a thong-swimsuit to a three-piece suit. The restaurant features a lively bar with panoramic views of the rock formation and sultry musical track of house music.

Last Word

While there is no sand at this beach, you will find some of the sexiest Italian bodies in the world as well as celebrities from the Onassis' to the Grimaldi's. Have your concierge book a mattress a few days in advance or expect the worst.

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