Sunday, April 2, 2017

Capri

Well, it only took me a year and a half but I finally made it to Capri with a little help from my long lost cousin B.

I am happy to report it was well worth the wait and definitely should make your short list if you get the chance to visit. My only caveat is that we didn't visit during the high season so it might be a good deal more crowded if you want to arrive in say, July.

Marina Grande - your entry point to Capri via ferry. We took a train from Rome and from Napoli central train station it was an easy hop on the metro Line 1 to Piazza Municipio where we bought tickets on the 50 min ferry. Upon arrival there are regular buses that will deliver you to the town of Capri at the top of the hill. Total travel time is about 3 hours. 

Best Airbnb I've stayed in so far. The view was just intoxicating. Pro tip: aim for lodging that comes with a kitchen. Restaurant meals were overpriced and in my opinion nothing special.

Our first afternoon was spent at the rock beach down at Marina Piccola (a 20 min downhill walk from Capri town).

The water was so beautiful. Ice cold, but beautiful.

We also had a nice long walk around town to see the main piazza and window shop. We loved these flowers which were everywhere.

Day 2 I was up at dawn to catch the sunrise over the island.

We caught the bus to Anacapri and, after some exploring and cappuccino, we caught the chair lift up to the top of Monte Solara.

The views were kind of nice, if you like that sort of thing. ;)

We then made our way down the trail back to Capri. It started as a beautiful meadow walk ...

And took a seriously crazy turn where we ended up basically rappelling down this cliff. 
Really, this was not remotely safe -  don't try it with kids or anyone who has even mild mobility issues.

In the end we did get to walk through some beautiful, serene forest. I have to admit that it was a real treat to have all this nature to ourselves in such a popular vacation spot.

Our afternoon was spent sunbathing some more and shopping. If Gucci and Prada are a bit out of your price range consider a perfume - this brand is special to Capri and the scent is just lovely.

Our last morning in Capri was spent visiting the Gardens of Augustus. 

The gardens were lovely, and after all the stair climbing of the past two days the low impact stroll was just right.

And the views weren't bad either.

Sigh... 








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