The Natural Arch on the Italian island of Capri is all that remains of what was once a deep and incredibly high grotto. Thought to date all the way back to the Paleolithic era, today the limestone arch stands about 12 meters wide and 18 meters tall. Avid photographers will find that the arch can provide an ideal picture frame for capturing seascapes in the distance. Located on the east side of the island, the walk to reach the Natural Arch is one of the most beautiful on Capri. From a small square facing the arch visitors can also enjoy tremendous views of the Sorrentine Peninsula, Punta Campanella and the islets of the Li Galli archipelago.
Reaching the Natural Arch is best done on foot. Start from the Piazzetta in the town of Capri and then follow Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via Camerelle. Continue along Via Tragara tto the Pizzolungo footpath toward the Grotta di Matermania, where the path becomes narrow and steep. From the grotto, climb the final 200 steps up to the arch.