I have to admit, I wasn't expecting too much of Capri. I imagined a typical touristy island with the usual shops and restaurants. Boy was I wrong! Capri is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. It's an interesting mixture of understated luxury surrounded by rugged landscape on an island that is incredibly rocky and steep with amazing views at every turn. We stayed in Positano and took the 1/2 hour ferry ride to Capri with plans of exploring and lunch at La Fontelina beach club (more on that in part 2). Once we got past the really busy marina full of the usual tourist traps, we took a taxi up the hill to the city of Capri (don't even think about walking up that hill to Capri...it's a lot longer than you think!). Next time I think we'll skip the taxi and take the tram up the hill. Sounds better than a taxi doesn't it?
Once we arrived in the city of Capri we wandered around, had a gelato at Buonocore Gelateria (sooo good), took some wrong turns on their winding little roads, saw some amazingly beautiful estates and hotels and took tons of photos. There are so many cute little outdoor cafes (I posted a quick little video of the cutest cafe called Le Camerelle here) It's a good thing we already had lunch reservations because I don't even know how I would choose! Don't miss the Augustus Gardens for some breathtaking views of the coastline. It's a great spot for photos. The winding path to the water was closed when we were there, but it looked really beautiful.
Ahhh. I'm already thinking about our next trip to the Amalfi coast! I would love to spend at least a couple of days on Capri to explore and relax at some of those cafes. We didn't even have time to see the Blue Grotto...next time! More Capri coming soon in Part 2...
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