My hubby and I recently took a trip to the Amalfi Coast to capture content for the launch of our Mare fragrance. While there, we took a day trip to Capri, the enchanting island known for its magnificent rock formations and magical Blue Grotto. I'd been there before so it was nice not to feel the pressure of checking off all the must-see spots and simply enjoy "la dolce vita" - taking in the beauty of the island and of course, enjoying a delicious lunch!
Getting To Capri
Capri isn't far from Sorrento. The boat ride over is only 30 minutes, and it's absolutely beautiful! There are ferries that depart from the Sorrento port, but since our hotel (the stunning Villa Fiorella Art Hotel) was outside of Sorrento, we hired a private boat (we used Lubrense Boats) that picked us up in the tiny port near our accommodations. This made for the perfect little day trip with the entire event taking ~7 hours including a cruise around the island and time to explore, shop and eat on Capri!
On The Island
Once off the boat, we had about 4 hours to explore Capri. Having been there before, and having Ryan, my hubby, be up for my itinerary, we chose to walk up to the main town of Capri Town rather than taking a cab. It's definitely a good walk - all uphill! - but it takes you through quiet, hidden streets full of all sorts of fascinating discoveries!
Shopping on Capri
Lunchtime on Capri
The lunchtime view of the Bay of Naples was a highlight of the day! If you are visiting Capri for the first time, I recommend taking the chair lift up to Monte Solaro, the highest point on Capri. The view of the Gulf of Naples with Vesuvius in the background along with the incomparable beauty of the blue sea will leave you in awe.
And For Dessert...
We skipped dessert at the restaurant and walked over to Gelateria Buonocore Capri where the line extended down the street with people waiting for their famous gelato. If you love gelato and get to Capri, this shop is a must-try! I remember stumbling upon this spot when I visited Capri in my 20's and was thrilled to discover it was still there. Craving some of that classic citrusy goodness of the island, we skipped the gelato and opted for a couple of their Caprilu Limone cookies. The heavenly mix of chewy, lemony-marzipan filling inside of a crisp sugar-dusted exterior was so good I had to go back and purchase a few more!
Happy with my new sandals and full bellies, we enjoyed a lovely, lemon-scented descent on a perfectly windy street back to the marina (shown in the video below) where we hopped on the boat back to Sorrento.
Here's one last peek at the stunning Grotta Verde (green cave). It's much smaller and easier to access than the famous Blue Grotto and made for the perfect little goodbye to this special island.