July 20, 2013

Capri is a rocky, mountainous island about 35 minutes by fast ferry from Napoli, but much closer to Sorrento by the Amalfi Coast. It is a playground for the rich and famous, as well as the tourists who ferry over every day. The best way to see the island in a day is to rent a boat, or take a leisurely 2 hour boat tour around the island for under 20 Euros, a pretty good deal. But the Blue Grotto along the way defines a tourist trap - an extra 8.50 Euro bumped to 12 Euros for a required tip, and then the boat drivers want an additional tip as you leave. Time to go through the blue grotto, about 2 or 3 minutes. But with the light coming in, it is very nice and blue. There are two main towns - Capri and Anacapri, with Capri easily accessible and featuring chi-chi shops and restaurants, a beautifully kept town and very good gelati.

Above: Arriving in the Marina Grande on the island of Capri

Pictures 1 to 6 are views in the Marina Grande harbour in Capri
Pictures 7 to 11 are views of the North Coast as our tour boat left the harbour

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