Monday, August 1, 2011

Italy Day 3 - Capri


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.

Blue Grotto

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.


Teodo said...

Sono felice di sapere che sei in vivo a Milano ma ti sento vicina.

i'm happy to know that you are in Italy......I live in Milan but I feel you near.

ciao ciao

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I once saw a TV documentary about Capri and always thought it would be the BEST place to visit. I believe there is a cobbler there who used to make special, one of a kind, sandals "to order" for Jaqueline Onassis!

Allie said...

Gorgeous - I'm confused - did you go into the blue grotto or not? I LOVE that ladies sign, lol! Like nobody would know exactly what to do....

Barb said...

looks like you are having a wonderful time. It is so beautiful there - I loved Italy - Greece was great, but I prefer Italy.
What a great trip you planned

Michele Bilyeu said...

Beautiful water. Ladies Donne is hilarious. I guess they must get a lot of squatters ;)

Tanya said...

I laughed at that Ladies' Room sign!