Unusual Walks

Scala Fenicia

La Scala Fenicia, a real architectural monument in the open air, is one of the first landscape beauties that strikes the viewer as soon as they land on the island. A stone staircase, with 921 steps, which seems to sculpt the rocky ridge that separates the two municipalities of Capri and Anacapri.

Erroneously attributed to the Phoenicians, it was built by Greek colonists between the 7th and 6th centuries BC. Until 1877, the year in which the carriage road was opened, it was the only passage that could be used to connect and transport goods, from the seaside village of Marina Grande to Anacapri and vice versa.

Anacapri women came down and up it even three times a day carrying large baskets with food and even building materials on their heads. La Scala Fenicia was restored in 1998 and is a walk not to be missed, perhaps starting from the town of Anacapri, after a visit to Villa San Michele. Leaving the historic Swedish residence where you have crossed the famous Porta della Differenza, after a few stairs you reach the Church of Sant’Antonio, a place still dear to sailors.

From here, continue to Marina Grande, in the locality of Palazzo a mare, where you can decide to spend the rest of the day at the beach, or go back to the nearby bus stop.

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