CAPRI | Things to Do & See

Oh the lovely Capri. I can see why celebrities flock to this beautiful island of the coast of Amalfi. It’s filled with designer boutiques, stunning restaurants and quaint little walkways… Capri is a small little village on the Island, the other village Anacapri is situated more to the west of the island.

We decided to get to Capri by a boat tour. We went for one that included a tour around Capri island, a light lunch (their popular tomato and mozzarella sandwich) with free drinks, some free time for swimming in the sea and 4 hours to explore the island by foot before we got transferred back to the port in Sorrento. They also pick you up from your hotel which is handy considering the port was about a 15 min drive (expensive in a taxi). This all cost €80 pp. We actually cancelled the boat tour we booked online prior to arriving to Sorrento and went with one we came across in one of the boat rental offices in town; it turned out to be cheaper with more things included. They only book out about 2 days in advance so I recommend just booking on the spot when you arrive.

The tour itself was lovely. We passed the Arch of Love (Faraglioni), green grotto and got to swim and snorkel around in the sea. The captain of the boat stopped at a few more stops with some facts. Capri town is gorgeous of course, but personally I wouldn’t stay there for more than a day. It’s quite expensive and quite small, so a day trip was just perfect! If you are looking for some designer shops such as Chanel, D&G, Louis Vuitton etc. then this place is for you! Actually Jennifer Lopez was in Capri the week we were there!!

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We wanted to go to Anacapri but felt we didn’t have enough time. I’ve read that this village is situated on the slopes of Mount Solaro at a higher elevation than Capri town meaning the views are breathtaking. It’s also less expensive with more artisan boutiques around.

To get to Capri town from the port we took the cable cars (funicular). They don’t sell tickets at the actual entrance. If you walk passed the Funicular (coming from the port), a couple of hundred meters on the right is where you get your tickets. If you’re looking for a nice drink while you people watch in the main square, we went to Il Piccolo and got a few really delicious cocktails. So enjoy!

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Simona x