After Rome, Naples, and Sorrento we headed to the island of Capri, which is literally paradise. I can’t think of a more beautiful place! We were there in June and the weather was perfect, warm with no humidity. And the flowers were blooming everywhere! Getting to Capri is not easy, but it is totally worth it. We signed up for a boat tour that picked us up in Sorrento. This option is a little pricier but we knew we wanted to do an all day boating excursion and see the Blue Grotto and swim in the water. A less expensive and more time consuming option is to take the ferry from Sorrento to Capri.
Capri is full of fun things to do: lots of upscale shopping, amazing restaurants, parks, and hiking. One of our favorite things we did was walk to the Giardini di Augusto. It is really easy to get to the Giardini di Augusto from the main square and there are signs along the way pointing you in the correct direction. The garden itself is full of beautiful flowers and also offers amazing views of the coastline.
Lemons are the symbol of Capri and you will see them everywhere: growing in yards, street signs, door fronts and of course on all souvenir items. You can try all kinds of lemon flavored foods: granita, limoncello, candy, and pastries. We couldn’t get enough of the lemon granita here!
We knew we wanted to do a boat tour that included an opportunity for swimming, and a friend recommended SalBoat Tours. It was a full day excursion and included a stop at the famous blue grotto, lunch on the boat, and swimming by the Faraglioni. The Faraglioni are one of the first images to come to mind when most people think of Capri: three spurs of rock that rise up out of the sea, within meters of the island’s Southern coast. Sal and his father run their boat tour together and both were extremely kind. Sal was extremely knowledgable about the history and the topography of the Almafi Coast. His father is the captain of the boat, and he did a wonderful job navigating our trip. Lunch on the boat was multiple courses and all of the food was from their family farm and prepared by Sal’s mother. This was such a relaxing and memorable day. It was the perfect mix of sun, wine, and sea.