Capri .. on the Isle of …

Capri .. on the Isle of …

Quite frankly, I much preferred the town of Positano  but I’m glad I can say ” I’ve been to the Isle of Capri”.   The cruise along part of it’s coastline was spectacular .. truly beautiful!!   But … having said that, hubby and I, and our tour group, didn’t go up to Anacapri, which looking at a friend’s photographs, is a beautiful village or comune as it’s called  –  completely separate from the town of Capri.    Soooo … if we ever venture back to the island, we would do the chair-lift up to Anacapri.  That’s a definite !   (.. and see the Blue Grotto 😉 )   ‘Ana’ meaning ‘up’ or  ‘above’  signifies Anacapri is located at a higher elevation on the island than Capri – about 150m higher

A funicular takes you from the Marina Grande up to the town of Capri ..

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An unassuming building: the plaque is more elaborate than the building  – Arcucci’s Palace built in 14th century – difficult to get a good pic  ..

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Capri’s orange coral  …

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It’s beautiful !!!   I’m not an ‘orange’ person but it’s quite stunning !

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Carthusia  :  I Profumi di Capri

So the legend goes … ‘the Father Priory of the Carthusian Monastery discovered a new perfume when tossing out flowers.  Soon after, he teamed up with a chemist to create a fragrance to pay homage to this beautiful island.  Today, the legacy continues with Carthusian’s finely crafted fragrance line. ‘

Another regret .. I didn’t go inside 🙁  🙁  🙁

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Giardini di Augusto : Garden of Augustus

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Top of Via Krupp .. a pathway snaking down the side of the cliff …

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Spectacular views from the gardens !!    Where we had sailed earlier .. Faraglioni Rocks

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Marina Piccola …

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Via Krupp .. built in 1902 … snaking down nearly 4000ft!

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Making our way back downhill to town, we couldn’t resist deliciously icy lemon and orange slushes ..

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.. back through the town … waited for space on the funicular .. and then sat at the Marina Grande for lunch before catching the ferry back to Sorrento

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Tourist traps, these restaurants!!!  They know you have to wait for the ferry and they know you’re hungry and thirsty so they charge the earth!!!   I stood back to take a pic as the waiter who served us (at the one with the red and white awning) wanted a hefty tip for taking a photograph!

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A quick pic of the pebble beach before catching the ferry.  The entrance was guarded by a paypoint so I didn’t venture further than a few steps in case I’d have to pay.  I didn’t even dare bend down to pick up a few pebbles 🙁  !!

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Next stops .. inlaid wood-working and 18th cent olive oil mill

Trafalgar Tours : Best of Italy : June 2013

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