View of the Marina Grande coming in to Capri
I’m so excited to share some vacation photos with you! We took a lot, so I’m going to spread the photos across two (or maybe three…) days, and I’ve decided to dedicate one whole post to food- so food photos to come!
When booking our trip on Italy, the plan was always to go to Rome as the whole reason for going was to see my dad’s latest art show. But since we were flying all the way over there, we decided to extend the trip and visit another part of Italy, too. Initially I had my heart set on the Amalfi Coast, but somewhere along in my research I got hooked on Capri. I mean… how can you not from these photos?? I loved the idea of visiting an island and given the amount of time we had, it seemed like the perfect place.
We flew to Rome and from there took a speedy train to Naples, and then hopped on the ferry to Capri. The whole process involved numerous components of transportation, but we found it surprisingly easy. Plus, once you’re on the ferry you already feel like you’re on vacation! I mean, it’s not everyday you get to be on a boat in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The island of Capri itself is incredibly small- you can walk across most of it. You also see the same people over and over again! We saw a family at the beach one day, and later discovered that the parent’s owned a gelato shop on the island (we saw them behind the counter later in the evening).
Marina Piccolo Beach Club
The beaches are not covered in sand, but rather small stones, and surrounded by big craggy rocks. Brandon took the above picture of me swimming from his lounge chair. I’m such a water baby, I’d swim everyday if I were near water! I later dragged him into the water.
Hotel della Piccola Marina | View from the Hotel
We stayed at the Hotel della Piccola Marina. We really loved this hotel- it was cozy, charming, in a great location, and the staff was incredibly helpful and friendly.
The island is covered in the most beautiful vegetation- flowers, lemon trees, and manicured hedges cover the entire landscape.
Capri’s Main Town Square
The island has one main square that’s flooded with shops and restaurants. We actually didn’t eat in the square because we read the food wasn’t very good, but it was fun to walk through there every night.
The island was covered in little windy walkways, streets, and tunnels. At night when all the shop windows were lit up the tunnels glowed and made it feel like you were inside instead of outdoors. It felt so cool. I also loved the directional signs- colorful tiles built into the walls!
Ok a little food here! We went to Aurora (a restaurant our guide book raved about) for a fancy dinner one night. The restaurant was beautiful- the glassware was gorgeous and the white leather banquets felt so chic. True story, though? The food was pretty good but not great- the best meals were at all the little hole in the wall places! More to come on that.
Here I’m standing on the street outside the restaurant. You can see some of the diners were sitting outside, which looked lovely.
I’ll leave with the view from the main town square. The photo really doesn’t do it justice! I’ll be back tomorrow with more pics. Have you ever been to Capri? These photos are making me long to go back!