Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Capri

On Saturday we got up bright and early, had a quick breakfast at the hotel, then headed to the ferry with our group to go to Capri. The ride to Capri from Sorrento was about a half hour and it went by very quickly.

Okay, so I'm not going to say a lot on this post because I think these pictures speak for themselves...but they still don't do Capri justice! It was definitely the most gorgeous place that I've been to so far!

View right off of the ferry



Boats waiting to give people tours around the island


Pretty much everyone in my program took a boat tour because our program directors recommended we do so. For 15 euros each we got a two hour ride that took us around the entire island. This boat ride was definitely one of those moments where I felt like I had to pinch myself...I kept thinking to myself "Is this really my life right now??" It was one of the best things I've done since I've been here.

Leaving the dock


On the boat


There are areas of the ocean where the water is brighter in some spots than others. That's because sunlight filters through the ocean floor (or something like that) so the water is way brighter. It was soooo pretty!


This is the famous blue grotto. It's a little cove that you can go into on a tiny row boat and inside the water is brighter (because of the filtering sunlight) but it's supposed to look extra cool because of the water contrast inside the dark cove. Unfortunately, the grotto was closed the day we were on Capri because the ocean was too rough for boats to go inside, but at least our boat driver took us right by it so we could look at it




Sofia Loren's summer house


Our boat driver stopped near the end of the ride to let us swim for a while...amazing


All of us on the boat


Can we just take a moment to appreciate the perfection that was our boat driver Antonio...amore :)


After having lunch we headed to the beach for a little while...it was a rocky beach so we sat on some huge rocks right near the water






Afterwards we decided to trek up the mountain to the center of town. After a half hour of huffing and puffing up a ton of stairs in flip flops, we made it. No wonder why Italians are so thin!




The climb was sooo worth it


We stayed up there for a little while and then had to head back to meet our group to head back to Sorrento. We took a few last pictures before we boarded the ferry...




And that was my day! For anyone who's planning a trip to Italy, you must go to Capri!

Next up...our last night in Sorrento and our day in Pompei.

1 comments:

linanne1 said...

Capri is very beautiful, I would definetly like to see it someday. Its gotta be one of the best in all of Italy. So glad you got to see it!