For our first whole day in Italy, we decided to take a boat to the island of Capri. The hotel suggested a package that included land transportation from the hotel to the dock, the water transportation to Capri, and the boat would circle around the whole island and include a tour guide who would explain what you were seeing. The price was just a little more than doing it on our own, and transportation from the hotel sounded really good. It was well worth it. After our continental breakfast at the hotel, we set off for Capri.
The boat took us to the place where the blue grotto was. This is where we could buy a 5-10 minute boat excursion to the blue grotto. I had heard good things about the place when I researched it, but the small library book I had chosen to bring to Italy said that the adults would not be impressed (probably because they had to duck down to get in). The people we shared the land transportation with also had heard it was not worth it. Plus, the boat tour included the green grotto and the white grotto. In addition, we had to wait for the boats for the grotto, and the whole boat had to wait for the people going to the grotto. So we opted out and waited. At first it seemed like nobody wanted to go, but it turned out that almost everyone went.
We got to Capri, and decided to have some lunch. We sat beside some American tourists who were on a cruise. They were tired of going to historic tours and had decided to take a relaxing day off.
The plan was to take the chair lift to the top of the mountain and see the fabulous view. But since we had a leisurely lunch, and my daughter was worried about being finished in time for the pickup, we decided to wander through the narrow streets and go to the shops instead. We also wandered a little bit in the residential area to see the patio gardens.
We circled the other side of the island on the way back. This is lover's rock, and if you kiss your lover while going through here, you will have a long relationship.