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.