Relais Bismarck

Capri, Marina Grande
3 rooms, 7 guests
Terrace and private garden
The ancient charm of the blue Island

An historical and prestigious summer home in Capri, just a brief distance from Marina Grande

Capri, a magic Island, where beauty and grandeur chase each other relentlessly and the enchantment of the wild nature mixes with the fragrances and colours of the Mediterranean Sea.
Enchanted by its atmosphere, the charming Countess Mona von Bismarck, an eclectic American woman with an attractive beauty, hosted friends and International celebrities in her mansion named “The Fortress (Il Fortino)” between the 1940s and 1970s. Mona discovered Capri in the late 1920s, when she gets married for the second time to Harrison Williams,the richest man in America, and celebrates her honeymoon with a long cruise that touched the ports halfway around the world, one of them is Naples and its wonderful Bay. When her yacht got closer to Capri and passed by Marina Grande, Mona glimpsed a formidable mansion in a state of abandonment and got interested and decided to buy it. Mona bought it in 1938 to add mythical historical event to a place that was already a myth.

The first one to inhabit that hill was the Roman Emperor Augustus and his successor Tiberius. The former had 12 mansions built there in 27 B.C., each of them dedicated to one of the Olympian Gods, and the latter had several works restored and completed, specifically the Imperial Palace, which was known as Palace by the Sea over the years..



When they ask me where I was born I answer Naples, but I’d like to add that
Capri raped me many years ago.
Un endeless love, made up of colours and scents, of deep blue sea, of high society and quiet that live together perfectly…
Capri is a magic place and for me the best satisfaction is to read on my guests faces an expression child of the same charm…

Alessandra, your Host

Capri, cozy and relaxing

The Relais

History and charm characterize this finely furnished house. Featuring a scenic terrace and a lovely garden, the estate stands in a desirable location, just a brief distance from the most popular beaches. It is the perfect destination for those who are seeking a cozy, relaxing holidays, surrounded by the gorgeous sceneries of Capri.


Double bed rooms



The house and the exteriors

The Relais includes an elegantly furnished house on one level and a beautiful back yard with a large scenic terrace. The interiors measure roughly 100 square meters (about 900 sf) and can comfortably house up to seven guests.

The house is managed and furnished so to offer a most delightful sojourn to our guests.

Among countless amenities, it includes:

  • Elegant entrance adjacent to the dining room.
  • Three double bed rooms: Il Fortino (the Fortess), with balcony open to the main entrance of the Bismarck property; la Fenicia (the Phoenician), overlooking the private backyard and the Phoenician Stairs; and Marina Grande, from where one can admire the Marina and Punta Campanella.
  • Each bed room offers wi-fi internet connection, climate control and digital TV.
  • A comfortable queen size sofa bed is also available in the living room.
  • A full functioning and equipped kitchen.
  • Private bathroom with showers.
  • Floorings and part of the walls are made of the prestigious white marble from Carrara.
  • A second bathroom, with washer, is adorned with a turquoise, finely crafted floor and walls in maiolica.
  • Independent access to the property.

May it be a relaxing summer afternoon, or a convivial night, the multilevel yard with its mature olive trees and the ample terrace with outdoor furniture and gazebo, offer ideal settings for your outdoor moments.

Room “La Marina Grande”

Panoramic, airy, cozy

King size bed
air conditioning
Private bathroom
complimentary breakfast on the first day

The whole Relais, from

500 euros per night /High season

Room “la Fenicia”

Quiet and intimate

King size bed
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
Complimentary breakfast on the first day.

The whole Relais, from

400 euros per night / middle season

Room “la Fenicia”

Quiet and intimate

King size bed
Air conditioning
complimentary breakfast on the first day

The whole Relais, from

€400 for night/ middle season

Room “il Fortino”

Discrete and comfortable

King size bed
Air conditioning
complimentary breakfast on the first day

The whole Relais, from

€300for night/low season

Where we are

Strategic Location

Bagni di Tiberio, 8 minutes walking distance (also restaurant).
Le ondine Beach Cub, 9 mins. (also restaurant).
Bagni Smeraldo, 11 mins. (also restaurant).

Public Transportation
Bus stop (3 mins)
Funicolare (cable car, 10 mins)
taxi cab station (9 mins)

Services and shopping
minimarket da Mimi’ (2 mins)
Supermarket Supero’ (15 mins), offers home delivery
Restaurant da Paolino (1 min. According to my brother Paolo, the best restaurant on the island!)
Marina Grande harbour, (10 mins)
Turistic harbor (15 mins)
San Costanzo Church (3 mins)

Services we offer


High speed wi-fi internet connection

Private access

Access to the Relais is private and independent of other facilities in the Bismarck complex.

Yard and Terrace

The Relais Bismarck enjoys a large yard with olive and other mature trees. The ample terrace, with its gazebo, table, chairs and shower, offers a comfortable and functional outdoor living space.


A 7 Kg washer machine is available in one of the two bathrooms.


In giardino è presente un moderno barbecue per grigliate e arrosti

Bedroom Comforts

All three bedrooms offer comfortable king size beds and are fully furnished.

All rooms in the house have air conditioning

Neapolitan coffee maker

In Naples we take coffee very seriously! For the real expresso aficionados, expresso makers of different sizes are available, along with all the necessaries for a real Neapolitan coffee.

Check in & Check out

Check out is at 10 am
Check in from 4 pm

accommodations for luggage will be provided as needed


Unbooking policy

It is possible to cancel the reservation at no charge up to 30 days before reservation date.

House rules

No pets.
No smoking

Questions or particular requests?

Ask to the Host

Useful informations

What to do in Capri

Events, excursions, museums, shopping and nightlife. The island is known to be a favourite destination for the international jet set. But its residents and everyday travellers also love it for its quietness, hidden treasures and breath-taking beauty. Everywhere!

Where to eat

No farther than 100 yards from the Relais, the restaurant da Paolino: internationally renowned, for the Mediterranean cuisine lovers one of Capri’s top favourites for over 40 years. For a soothing atmosphere and view on the Gulf of Naples, da Gemma, with itsLounge Bar and Beach Club, is an excellent choice. As an alternative,Lo Smeraldo, which offers similar ambiance and excellent menu. A tad farther, but still within walking distance, the Approdo and Lo Zodiaco, located in the Touristic Harbour, where one may have the impression to have landed somehow inside a postcard. And also,Da Tiberio, unmissable. It can be also reached with the characteristic small boat…
For the sushi lovers in the historical centre (Piazzetta Cerio, 11) there is IKI CAPRI, a Japanese restaurant with a terrace bar, where one may taste extravagant drinks and enjoy an easy-going ambiance. And should you find yourself, perhaps driven by curiosity, strolling in the flowers’ scent, you may not want to miss a romantic dinner at Il Geranio

The Giardini d’Augusto (Augustus’ gardens) are worldwide famous. Built at the dawn on the 20th century on a design from Alfred Krupp, they represent a pinnacle in Botanic mastery. A stroll in the gardens may be a delight not only for the sense of smell, but also for the sight, as one gets to admire from the terraces the majesty of the Faraglioni, the bay of Marina Piccola, and the bottom of the Certosa di San Giacomo… If one starts from via Krupp, the scenery is even more picturesque, with its sharp bends trapped between the rocks and the sea. Also, not to be missed la Miglieraad Anacapri, a lovely hike surrounded by fields and vineyards, where one can also spot the sea from steep cliffs. Also in Anacapri, we recommend the Monte Solaro and Cetrella. Mount Solaro summit can be reached with a chair-lift or by hiking. It offers a spectacular view, at 360 degrees: it is the highest point on the island of Capri. From its terraces it is possible to admire the Faraglioni as well as the urban center of Capri. Rising the sight just a little, one can see the Sorrento Peninsula, the Galli islands and the whole gulf of Naples. When the sky is clear, one may also spot the gulf of Salerno.

The sigh one enjoys from the Eremo di Cetrella is just as lovely. From its gardens one can see Marina Grande, Monte Tiberio, Marina Piccola, i Faraglioni and the Sorrento coast. In especially clear days, it is possible to see the Salerno inland, its mountains, and the South coast, all way down to the Beacon of Punta Licosa… not bad!

Gite in barca

Su richiesta, per gite ed escursioni, è possibile prenotare con agenzia diverse tipologie di barche con comandanti esperti a bordo, compresi i tipici gozzi capresi.


Bars & Lounges

Molti e famosi gli storici Bar della PiazzettaIl Tiberio, Il Gran Caffè, Il Piccolo Bar e il Bar Caso e l’esclusivo Lounge Bar del Quisisana.

Se volete regalarvi un’emozione spettacolare, prendete un aperitivo al tramonto al Capri Rooftop, dove vi aspetta una vista mozzafiato sui Faraglioni; un po’ più discreto e altrettanto favoloso, è lo YUU-BAR GALLERY centralissimo ma tranquillo: da provare.


Dal 25 al 28: Sentieri di Capri in Primavera, passeggiata per scoprire le bellezze naturali dell’Isola. Percorsi guidati per godere di ciò che nasconde Capri sia da mare che via terra.

Dal 10 al 18 dal porto turistico: Regata Internazionale della ROLEX CAPRI SAILING WEEK.

Il 14 alle 18 parte la processione del Patrono di Capri SAN COSTANZO: dalla piazzetta arriva al borgo di Marina Grande

Dal 15 al 18: Regata Nazionale del Tirreno dal porto turistico di Capri.

Dal 28 giugno al 7 luglio, sulla splendida terrazza di Tragara, “Le Conversazioni”, incontri con scrittori Internazionali.

15 AGOSTO: “Le note del mare” Grande festa di Ferragosto con musica e degustazioni dalle 21 in poi alla Marina Grande Beach.

Dal 28 agosto al 1 settembre: nel centro storico di Anacapri la Settembrata Anacaprese, una gara tra le 4 antiche contrade del paese, in omaggio “all’Antica festa dell’uva”



A Capri la Certosa di San Giacomo è quasi una tappa obbligata per chi arriva per la prima volta nutre la minima curiosità per l’isola. Costruita nel 1371, era inizialmente un convento. Oggetto di incursioni di pirati nel Cinquecento, fu poi, sotto il dominio francese, utilizzata come caserma, ospedale e bagno penale.

Tra le testimonianze della passione di Tiberio per Capri c’è Villa Jovis, la più grande delle dodici ville che fece costruire l’imperatore.

Ad Anacapri da non perdere la chiesa di Santa Sofia, costruita nel XVI secolo, con la caratteristica volta a botte della navata centrale e con una bella facciata barocca, Bella anche la chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, con un pregiato pavimento in maiolica raffigurante la cacciata di Adamo ed Eva dal Paradiso Terrestre. La Casa Rossa, che trae il uso nome dal rosso pompeiano che colora le sue pareti, si fa invece amare per i diversi stili architettonici. A due passi da Anacapri, si trova un autentico gioiello, Villa San Michele, fatta costruire dal medico svedese Axel Munthe nel punto più panoramico dell’isola. Al museo si unisce il giardino che custodisce camelie, cespugli di rose, ortensie, cipressi e pini, ma soprattutto una splendida vista sul Golfo di Napoli.
Sul lato sud occidentale si trova la famosissima Grotta Azzurra, straordinaria cavità naturale lunga 60 e larga circa 25 metri.

Navi e aliscafi

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Libro degli ospiti

The property was beautifully presented by our hosts Alexandra and Luca. It was spotlessly clean and we had extra linen available for our guests Luca met us in person at the marina and arranged for our family friends and luggage to be transported to the apartment The location was great out if the way but close to the marina. The garden was extensive with many little places to relax and enjoy the sun The villa is very private nestled behind two walled doors Modern kitchen plenty of essentials We arrived to a magnificent platter of fresh fruit breakfast and jams which made us feel at home Little extras were considered and provided such as cable adaptors and complimentary colourful tea towels Luca also arranged for a boat and skipper to take us in a tour of the island and arranged for the best coffee and paninis prior to boarding. This trip was a real highlight for our family and we toured the various grottoes and had a few swims in the sea and observed some of the beautiful cliff villas from the water Our friend from Australia recommended that we stay in Capri for 3 days rather than day trips which was an inspired suggestion – Capri at night and early is peaceful and spectacular. Sunset at Faro memorable dinner at Da Tonino and Gennaro Amitrano both major highlights
Nothing it was perfect Mitch , (AU)

Accoglienza splendida e soggiorno bellissimo. Non vedo l’ora di ritornarci. Grazie Alessandra! Francesca Brancaccio

Nice location, clean rooms, flower and trees in the garden, the staff are very kind and always available.
It would be good to have a dish wash machine.


Su un’isola incantevole avere la fortuna di trovare una casa così bella e degli ospiti così disponibili rende il soggiorno indimenticabile.

Roberta R.

Capri and its unforgettable colours

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