A bird's eye view of an empty Capri

Only fishermen getting ready to sail out for the first catch of the day were in the island's main harbour, which locals hope in the summer will once again be packed with tourists getting Instagram-perfect pictures of the multi-coloured buildings nestled below the mountain by the crystal blue sea.

Beach establishments and five-star hotels were empty as they remain closed, preparing for re-opening in mid-May with COVID protocols in place.

The lack of foreign tourists has already had a deep economical toll on the island's businesses. Official data showed a drop of around 68% of tourists from the year 2019 to 2020, with 97% less Americans, according to the region Campania's tourism agency.

Capri has a population of around 14,000 and is only around 11 square kilometres (6.8 square miles), but pre-COVID some 30-40,000 people would stay on the island each day in the summer months.