What to Pack for a Vacation in Capri, Italy

September 07, 2020 3 min read

view of the mediterranean sea from the capri island

The island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, is a dream vacation for anyone. Visually stunning, it is known for its high-end hotels, restaurants, and fashion. From the Blue Grotto to the rugged landscape, it is a must-see for all.

A trip to Capri will require a few different items of clothing. 

view of capri hills overlooking the sea

Packing for Capri

Depending on the types of activities you plan to do, you will need various types of clothing. 



Men and Women

When it comes to footwear, you will want a selection. Good sturdy shoes for hiking and walking around town and seeing the sights. 

Something dressy for going out to dinner or dancing. Something light and casual that you can slip on and off like an opened-back canvas or flip flops. You may want to buy yourself some handmade leather sandals while you are there, but bring along a pair that you have worn before, as the new ones may chafe and cause you pain.



Tailor your wardrobe around your activities.


Starting with a casual look, men can always use a few T-shirts. Casual T-shirts in cotton are the perfect choice. They are relaxed and comfortable and wash up easily. 

luxury t-shirt for men

They can be worn with shorts, long pants, to the beach, hiking, and under a jacket, sweater or blazer. They are very versatile and will get plenty of use. 

Men will also need a long-sleeved, dressier shirt. These linen shirts will be an excellent choice. Available in a wide range of colors, why not bring a few?

luxury linen shirt man wearing light blue linen shirt with beige shorts

Comfortable and light, they can be worn in the day, as evening wear and over your swimming trunks. Linen helps keep you cool and never goes out of style. 


Men should take a few pairs of durable, well-made shorts. You will need them for sightseeing and hiking around the island. You can wear them all day, and they can be worn with a T-shirt or a button-down shirt. 

Remember to pack long pants too. A pair of dungarees or blue jeans can be useful as will dress pants. Unless there is a dry cleaning service at your hotel, you may want to consider something washable. 

Jackets and Sweaters

For the evenings, for the yacht, for your early morning walk, or just because you will be happy to have a nice sweater to wear. You can’t go wrong with a nice v-neck lightweight sweater

They go with jeans or dress pants, over a T-shirt or collared shirt and keep you warm and look great. Available in several colors. 

cotton bomber jacket will also come in handy and keep you in style. Button fasteners, soft cotton, and large pockets, it has ribbed cuffs and waistband with tartan lining.

 green bomber jacket


Ladies, you will want items for daywear, eveningwear, and beachwear. You also need to consider staying cool and keeping warm.


A quality blouse or shirt will be invaluable on a trip to Italy. This ¾ sleeve voile shirt is ideal. You can wear it with everything and use it every day. Casual enough for sight-seeing and nice enough to go out to dinner in.

Girl wearing a light blue cotton shirt

It’s all cotton and very light and comfortable. They come in several colors, so take a few with you. 

Another top that will get plenty of use is this fil coupe tank top. All cotton with a scooped. Next, you can wear this with anything and look very smart. With long pants, with a skirt or shorts, and it’s perfect for day or night. 

Girl wearing a fil coupe tank top


Along with that little black dress and a sundress or two, you should take along a shirtdress. It is so versatile you will use it every day. Wear it over your bathing suit, around the hotel room, and add a belt to go out for lunch. 


Pants and Shorts

Consider a loose-fitting, casual billow line pant for wearing every day. Soft, linen with large front pockets and a high waist with drawstring, they will be a welcome item.

Find the same style for shorts. These can be worn over a bathing suit, around the room, around the pool, and all over town. 

Linen shorts


This pique cotton bomber jacket will keep you warm and fashion-forward. All cotton, it is soft and comfortable and very versatile. Perfect for sight-seeing, hiking around town, or sailing on the yacht. Available in several colors. 


Save Room for More

You will want to seek out some of the high-end fashion shops while you are there, so save room in your suitcase. You will have to buy a pair of Capri sandals and perhaps a personalized bottle of artisan perfume, so you can remember your trip long after you have returned home. 

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