Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Isle of Capri!

When my husband saw the photo below, he said, "Who are THOSE guys? I said I didn't know... just part of the scenery!)

Quoting Frommer's Amalfi Coast book:

"Capri is a dramatic rugged mountain soaring out of the sea at the tip of the Sorrento peninsula. A haunt for eccentric characters since antiquity (Roman emperor Tiberius had his pleasure villa, the Villa Jovis here), Capri has been a haunt for artists, movie stars and other VIPs in modern times."

We took the ferry from Sorrento to Capri... about a 30 minute ride.

We landed at the Marina Grande, busy with boats, taxis, motorcycles and cafes:

Then came the BEST PART! We met this local man (in the center) who offered to take us around the island in his boat.

What a great guy! He grew up on the island and knew all the interesting places and stories. For two and a half hours, he showed us the island from the water. This is the best way to see it!

We saw multi-million dollar homes perched on the mountain:

He took us to caves and coves:

So many beautiful sights on the water!

I saw this bird flying:

and this cloud that seemed to be flying, too:

He took our photo:

Then waved goodbye! (He even blew us a kiss... I love Italian men!)

We walked up the steps to the island:

Past this man enjoying the view (one of the local eccentrics?):

And... look who we saw at the top! An eccentric island cat?

The Isle of Capri... a day of sun, sea, and beautiful views. A day to remember.


rachel said...

Just beautiful! And improved even more by the cat.....

judy in ky said...

I agree.

Bearette24 said...

I was just about to say, nothing like an eccentric island cat.

judy in ky said...

All my cats are eccentric... i love them that way.