What to do in Capri, Italy

What to do in Capri, Italy

Italy's Hidden Paradise: The Island of Capri

Capri is located in the Gulf of Naples and the western part of the Amalfi Coast. A beautiful island in Italy which can only be reached by boat. The island boasts a natural rugged landscape and blue waters that attract thousands of tourists worldwide. 

I didn't know anything about Capri, but my friend told me about it and I was in awe of the extraordinary scenery of the island. My only knowledge about Italy is the abundance of vineyards and their perfection in the craft of winemaking.  Let's go!

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Bus and Car Tips: Better View

From Sorrento south to Positano and Amalfi, try to sit on the right side of the vehicle or bus to see the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the coastal houses. And when travelling north, sit on the left side.


October 21 - 24

Monday, October 21 - Morning arrival
Address: G. Augustariccio 14, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
4 days 3 nights
Next Destination: Rome, Italy


We love Hotel La Pergola for its great location, cleanliness, and genuine staff service. The owner greets everyone with a smile and the staffs are knowledgeable about anything you can think of whether it's the bus timings, location, and activities.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy

The night train from Siena to Amalfi Coast was tiring. We checked in early at Hotel La Pergola and I almost cried with happiness as they welcome us with open arms. They even served us the most sumptuous breakfast salad I've ever had. I don't know if it was the fatigue or the hunger talking that morning but my heart was pleased with joy and love for such a wonderful welcome. And yes wine for breakfast with all the love of Italy in each bottle.


Explore Amalfi Coast by boat

What to do in Capri, Italy
We booked online for our boat tour with buyourtour.it. The tour includes snorkelling gear, sandwiches, beers, and limoncello toast, however, there's an additional charge for hotel pick-up to the pier. 


What to do in Capri, Italy
I don't exactly remember the right number of heads who went for the tour but I'm sure it was less than 20 people on the boat. Before embarking I was already eyeing the middle boat with the name "Satisfaction" written on it. Guess what, the forces of the Universe conspired to meet my desire and we were among the chosen ones to aboard this beauty.



Welcome to the Island of Capri

What to do in Capri, Italy

Visit the Island of Capri for the Day
Boat Tour Price: 150 USD (per person)

The boat tour reminds me of my trips to the Philippines and Thailand. Fresh air, colour waters, and the clear blue sky. I love the part where we get a chance to swim around for a few minutes. The water was cold but that didn't stop us from getting in the water.


White Grotta 

What to do in Capri, Italy
The white grotto or also known as Grotta Bianca is a famous sea cave on the eastern coast of Capri. We didn't go inside the cave the boat simply passed by the opening and we all snapped our eyes for still shots.


What to do in Capri, Italy
The best part of being married is having a travel buddy for life. To have someone to share your memories and fun times is incomparable, plus you get to split travel expenses too, ahahaa.


Faraglioni

What to do in Capri, Italy
Another iconic landmark on the Southeast side of the island of Capri is the three rocky peaks namely: Faraglioni di Terra (mainland), Faraglioni di Mezzo (separated by the sea), and the famous among the three Faraglioni di Fruta which is towards the sea. 


What to do in Capri, Italy
A closer look at the Faraglioni where shows an incredible arch that brings a feeling of entering a new world.


Marina Grande (Main Harbour)

What to do in Capri, Italy
Life is better with someone with whom you can enjoy a can of beer and a great view. This is another town on the island of Capri named "Anacapri." A sister village of Capri town which is approximately 10 minutes away by public bus. Our boat docked at Marina Grande and we were given a few hours to run around the island.



Welcome to Anacapri Town

What to do in Capri, Italy
We took a shuttle bus from the harbour to Anacapri town.


Piazza Vittoria: Check out their unique-looking rides

What to do in Capri, Italy

The Piazza is a few minutes away from the bus terminal. We didn't go around much at first as we were hungry so we placed our order to the very first restaurant we found with fewer people. Let's give a moment of silence as we admire the uniqueness of their cabs on the island.


Pizza and Wine for Lunch

What to do in Capri, Italy
I found the best pizza I've ever tasted in Italy at Anacapri. 



Walk Via Giuseppe Orlandi

What to do in Capri, Italy

There are always lemon treats around the corner. Anacapri loves their lemons and they're very proud of it. The lemons grown on Amalfi Coast are considered special as it has an intense aroma and fragrance compared to other lemons. The skin is not thick and has fewer seeds than the usual lemons.


What to do in Capri, Italy
I saw this old man playing his guitar, the first live local music I'd heard in Italy.


What to do in Capri, Italy
The whole town is painted with whites and streaks of blue hues.


What to do in Capri, Italy
Indulge in sweet pastries as you roam around town.


Chiesa di Santa Sofia (Santa Sofia Church)

What to do in Capri, Italy
A parish church located in the Piazza of Anacapri.


Street Art in Anacapri

What to do in Capri, Italy
This is one interesting art in the streets of Anacapri.


Museo Casa Rossa di Anacapri (Museum and Historical Residence Casa Rossa)

What to do in Capri, Italy
This red brick building is called Cassa Rossa. An interesting find on the island of Capri. Address: Via Giuseppe Orlandi, 78, 80071 Anacapri NA, Italy. After roaming around Anacapri town we walked back to Piazza Vittoria to the bus terminal and took another bus to see Capri Town. 



Welcome to Capri Town

What to do in Capri, Italy

The roads are small and narrow all over the island. It's scary when you're at the edge of the cliffside part of the road and there's another bus coming towards you on the other side of the road, but we made it alive, all is well. There are so many tourist buses in the non-peak season, just like when we were in Paris


Piazza Umberto

What to do in Capri, Italy
This is the famous square in Capri town overlooking the cliffs and the marina. Address: Piazza Umberto I, 80076 Capri NA, Italy 


What to do in Capri, Italy
Fresh smoothie with a great view of the sea at the Piazza. We got tired of walking around as the crowd here is more than we expected. It was overwhelming to see so many people all at once in such a small space.


What to do in Capri, Italy
I hope we're not disrupting the simplicity of people's lives here in Capri. It's such a beautiful island here in Italy, but the number of tourists is too much for me. I'm trying not to imagine the chaos here in Summer.


Shopping in Capri Town

What to do in Capri, Italy
I see more stores here in Capri town. It's also more decorated and a few numbers of restaurants with celebrity pictures posted on its walls.


What to do in Capri, Italy
Pizza shops are everywhere, you'll never go hungry. It's a cheaper option, especially since the food here is more pricey than Amalfi Coast.


Tyrrhenian Sea 

What to do in Capri, Italy

The island of Capri is famed for the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western coast of Italy. It's part of the Mediterranean Sea and off to the westside part of the Sorrento Peninsula. I'm glad Capri Island is accessible by boat from Amalfi Coast, at least we get to see the island even just for a day.



What to do in Capri, Italy
People say it's expensive to travel, it is but you get more out of it. We are not rich, we work hard like everyone else, and we use our vacation leave and save up a lot for our trips. It's always a matter of priority and a smart way of budgeting your money. 


What to do in Capri, Italy

This is how we ended the boat tour with all smiles and a love for travelling. The staff surprises us with a limoncello toast at the end of the day. Limoncello drinks are very popular in Southern Italy, especially on the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri. Our skipper said it's a lemon-flavoured alcohol drink popular among the locals, and he wants to share the famous traditional drink with everyone. The last few words of our tour ended with kind words and a toast for good health and prosperity.


What to do in Capri, Italy
The whale-like waves of the waters of Capri sent us back to Amalfi Coast. 

A memorable trip of a lifetime, this is one of those days that I feel young and carefree. I may not be that young anymore but travelling gives me a sense of nirvana, a youth-spirited feeling of being open-minded and deep satisfaction of wandering.


Also, take a look at "Must-Have Travel Planner for Travelers"The planner also serves as a keepsake of your trip, allowing you to look back on your adventures and relive the memories. Whether you're an experienced traveller or new to exploring the world, a travel planner can help ensure that you have a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Have fun and be safe  ^__^


Do you want more information about our European adventure?
Check out Travelling to Europe for 2 weeks: Art Class in Paris, France then getting on a Hot air balloon ride at Siena, Italy, and relaxing by the beach at Amalfi, Coast with a side trip to Rome, Italy before flying back home.


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