Rebecca's Travels: Capri, Italy
Updated: Mar 11, 2020
Out of all the places I have visited, Capri has by far been one of my favorite places in the world to visit. Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is well known for its natural beauty, and its upscale shops and hotels. Most clothing shops in Capri are designer, and Capri is known for it's amazing limoncello. They also sell amazing handmade leather products.
For this day trip to Capri, my parents and I stayed in a hotel in Sorrento, and then took a ferry to Capri the next morning and then came back to Sorrento on the ferry. The reason we did not stay over on the island was because it was very expensive, especially due to the time period in which we were in Italy. It was a very popular vacation time. The ferry ride to the island was absolutely spectacular. The crystal blue water was stunning, and the perfect mix of sunlight and the cool breeze from the water made the ferry experience extremely relaxing.
Once we got off the ferry, we were greeted by Capri locals, and were offered drinks right off the boat. Definitely did not complain about having some limoncello. Capri has a population of about 12,000, about the same amount of people that my hometown had. I loved the classic small village feel of the island. Everything we were looking to do was of walking distance, which was perfect for us because the weather was beautiful and that gave my mom and I an excuse to walk into every single clothing store we passed by. They also had so many cute little places to eat. We got deli sandwiches from Da Michele Butcher shop and gelato from Il Gelato Al Limone S.R.L. Everything was so fresh and delicious.
People on the island are so artistic, and some of my favorite shops to visit were the handmade ceramic shops, including L'Oasi Ceramiche and Sea Gull.
While hiking up some short hills, we stopped to admire the view from up top. Looking down at the water and beautiful formation of the rocks around us really made me appreciate that natural beauty of Earth even more than I had before. After an hour or so walking around, we got on a small boat, and took a tour around the outskirts of the island. What I loved most about traveling the coastline, was looking at all the yachts and parties going on.
So many people were cliff jumping and swimming in the water, and it looked so much fun! Wish I could've joined.... but I will leave that for next time :)
One of Capri's most known natural sites is the Blue Grotto. It is a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. We were going to go into the Blue Grotto, but the thing that held us back from booking it, was the concern of the water. If the water was too choppy, we wouldn't be allowed in, and then we couldn't go on the boat tour because it was at the same time. I am glad we played it safe because the tour around Capri was an experience that I will forever remember.