2016-02-16 01:44:59

About Capri

Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic.

Some of the main features of the island include the following: the Marine Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas), the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea (the Faraglioni), the town of Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.

Capri is part of the region of Campania, Province of Naples. The town of Capri is the island's main population centre. The island has two harbours, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island).

Italy is a Republic, thus Capri, as part of Italy, has adopted those same principles too. The voters of the island elect representatives for the two villages on the island. The chosen representatives then choose two mayors to govern with them.


About the agreement

In October 2013 a delegation from Capri visited Bethlehem in order to sign the twinning agreement. The Mayor of Bethlehem, Vera Baboun, and the Mayor of Capri, Ciro Lembo, were the signatories. The aim of this agreement was to contribute together to further dialogue and the promotion of peace, to encourage initiatives of reciprocal interest, such as history, art, culture, the environment, tourism and pilgrimage, commerce and craftsmanship as well as education and training. They also agreed to encourage exchange programmes between schools and associations for business, commerce, culture, sports and no-profit groups.


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