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Capri – Italian Dreams

If there is a heaven on earth, its definitely Capri.

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Capri is beautiful – seriously beautiful. Steep cliffs rise majestically from an impossibly blue sea; elegant villas drip with wisteria and bougainvillea, even the trees seem to be carefully manicured. Long a preserve of celebrities and the super-rich, this small, precipitous island off the west end of the Sorrento Peninsula has a tangible deluxe feel.

Your credit card can get a lot of exercise in its expensive restaurants and museum-quality jewellery shops. I bought myself those famous Handmade Capri Sandals. After 2 hours and 150,- Euros later I held my personalized shoes in hands.

Capri is worth visiting, whatever your budget. Glide silently up craggy Monte Solaro on a chairlift. Relive erstwhile poetic glories in Villa Lysis. Find a quiet space in the sinuous lanes of Anacapri. In the process, you’ll enjoy some sublime moments. You also have to see the  Gardens of Augustus and of course the Blue Grotto. My favorite part of the gardens was looking down onto the winder path that was once used to get you from the beach back up to the town of Capri. Due to falling rocks they have closed this path off, but it is pretty awesome to peer down at from above.

For Dinner and Drinks my favorite place is the Capri Rooftop Lounge Bar. The Restaurant is located next to the Hotel Luna and boasts the most stunning location.
A clifftop terrace directly facing Capri’s dramatic Faraglioni.

Capri is easily visited as a day trip from Naples or the Amalfi Coast but would probably be better enjoyed in the mornings and evenings when the hoards of day tourists aren’t around. Summer sees about 10,000 tourists a day (about the same amount as the island’s population). The island’s moderate temperatures make it a year-round destination although spring and fall are the best times to visit.

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