Capri, Italy

Capri was one place I knew I wanted to visit on our trip and I’m so glad that we did. We opted for a day trip and I’m wishing we could have extended that day trip to a 2-3 day trip. This little island is packed full of so much to see.

When we arrived on Capri the weather was a bit chilly and overcast – which actually ended up being perfect for walking around. Towards the end of lunch the clouds started clearing the way for sunny skies.

What I loved most about Capri was the natural beauty. There are flowers everywhere and the entire island smells so sweet, like perfume. Everything just looks more beautiful here. We spent a good amount of time just wandering around the streets to see what we’d stumble upon. We were continuously in awe of the meticulously manicured villas with stunning gardens and picture perfect sea views. What a luxurious little island.

What to Do:

  • Explore the Marina Grande area before taking the funicular to Capri town
  • People-watching and window shopping in Capri town
  • Walk along Via Tragara to Belvedere Tragara for beautiful views of the Faraglioni Rocks
  • Another beautiful viewpoint to check out is Scala Fenicia
  • Take a bus to Anacapri to experience the slower side of Capri
  • Grab a takeaway gelato and wader around the streets on Anacapri
  • Visit the Blue Grotto
  • Spend the day at La Fontelina – this is my dream for my next visit to Capri!
  • Sample limoncello and chocolates from the local shops

Getting Around:

The only way to reach Capri is by sea. Since we were already on the Amalfi Coast, we took a ferry from Positano to Capri. I can’t remember how much we paid, but I do remember thinking it was more money than I would have liked to have spent, yikes. I want to say that for 2 people it was around €80 round trip. The trip there and back was roughly 40 minutes each way and was quite a pleasant trip.

Funicular: The funicular (cable car) runs between the port in Marina Grande and the Piazzetta in Capri town and costs €2/per person each way. It runs every 15 minutes and the trip up the island lasts only 4 minutes. You need to purchase tickets at the ticket office prior to boarding the funicular. Keep in mind that the ticket office is not located at the entrance to the funicular. It’s located at the end of the arrival pier to the right [facing the island], right near the high speed ferry ticket offices. 

Local Bus: There are public buses on Capri that are more like mini buses. We took a public bus over to Anacapri and back. If my memory is correct we just purchased tickets as we boarded and it was under €3/per person each way. Please keep in mind that the lines tend to get rather long for the buses because they don’t accommodate a lot of passengers.

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