Why you should see the Natural Arch

Capri is the glorious hidden treasure of Italy, a small island home to stunning resorts, picturesque views, and majestic natural wonders. With non-other than the wondrous natural arch, also known as Arco Naturale, of Italy, nestled on the east coast of this stunning island. It is known as the most unique rock formation in the entire country, hanging on the edge of the island, surrounded by pristine sapphire waters and jagged cliff tops. The Natural Arch is a beautiful site that should not be missed during your holiday to Southern Italy.

The Arch’s Formation

The arch is a naturally formed ancient rock that stands 200 meters above the sea, at around 20 meters high and is around 12 meters wide. Millions of years ago this entire area was deep under the water. But due to an abundant number of landslides and earthquakes caused the huge grotto which was located on the surface of the water to collapse. Slowly, the water lowered, and a natural arch shape was gradually created by millions of years of erosion. Which is a geologic process which slowly chips away the rock by continuous weather and sea spray.

The Walking to the Arch

One of the great advantages to this incredible site is the scenic walk to and from the site. Due to the undeveloped area of the south side of Capri, travelling by car isn’t really possible, so lace up those walking shoes and set off. Visitors can enjoy the picturesque Italian island that is bursting with lush greenery, jagged cliff tops, and pristine waters. The walk usually takes an easy half an hour from the main Via Matermania road. Giving you plenty of time to discover the area on your way. After seeing the Natural Arch, why not trek along the nearby walking tracks that are scattered nearby, immersing into the tranquil nature even more? There are plenty of lookout spots including the natural arch, so make sure to bring your camera for a truly epic photo opportunity.

Check out our Capri Day Tour from Naples for your next holiday!