View from Mount Solaro, Capri, Italy 12 Feb 2017
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The iconic Faraglioni Rocks rise from the Mediterranean Sea behind the statue of Emperor Augustus on Mount Solaro, Capri. The statue was erected on the sheer face of the Fortino di Bruto as he was the first Roman to set foot on the island. The Fortino di Bruto was a blockhouse fortification built in the Napoleonic war and used as a defence against invaders. Built on Mount Solaro, it is the highest point of Capri at 589m above sea level.
A cable car runs from Piazza Vittoria to the tip of Mount Solaro taking 12 minutes to reach the summit. There is also a hiking trail starting from Piazza Della Pace, Anacapri, which takes about one hour to climb. Discover Capri, along with other picturesque towns along the Amalfi Coast, on Insight Guides' Wonders of Rome and the Amalfi Coast trip.