Amalfi Coast – Capri

Capri is a beautiful island that is the playground of the rich and famous. It is also much visited by tourists. Most tourists come for just a day. They arrive by ferry in the morning and are gone by evening. This is a big mistake. Capri comes alive with locals at night. The restaurants are great and the people watching is superb. Capri is an island of two cities: Capri and Anacapri. Capri is gotten to from the ferry dock by taxis, bus or funicular. Take the funicular it is a great experience and drops you off in the main square, Piazza Umberto.

From here the roads are pedestrian only. You can have your bags taken to your hotel from the ferry stop by porters. This area of Capri is very crowded until after the tourists leave. There are small ally ways with interesting stores. All the big name designers have stores here. Take Via Tragara to the end for wonderful views of Faraglioni Rock.

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Anacapri is a short bus trip (leaves Capri from a bus station near the top of the funicular) from the piazza to the center of Anacapri. The sites of the harbor along the way are breathtaking. In Anacapri you can shop, take a T-Bar lift to the top of the highest point on the island and explore old churches and buildings. We would recommend at least 2 days to see the minimum on this beautiful island.

We took a private boat trip around the island, through Faraglioni Rock an into the Blue Grotto. It was about $200 for the two of us and took almost 2 hours. When you are ready to leave, porters can take your luggage down to the ferries and you can take a taxi, bus or the funicular. At the bottom of the funicular is the harbor with all the ferries. You can go to Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and many smaller cities. Ferries run often. We chose the higher speed Hydrofoils. Enjoy Capri, have some wine and be romantic.

If you want to be adventuresome and have some money stay at VillaBrunella (

http://www.villabrunella.it/en/index

) onVia Tragara, 24 near Faraglioni Rock. It costs us 500 Euros a night (about $680) but you will be pampered in beautiful suites with heavenly views. We stayed in Room 52, the best!

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View from our suite

Each room is on a separate floor terraced down a mountain side. There is no elevator and lots of steps but this is the most romantic place on Earth!

George & Jo Anne

 

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