The Isle of Capri on the south side of the Gulf of Naples off the coast of Italy. About an hour ferry ride from Naples, this tiny Italian island is the beautiful summer playground of the world’s rich and famous. Here you’ll find glamour, sophistication and a touch of exclusivity in a stunning setting. Noteworthy landmarks are the “Marina Piccola” in the south (the little harbour), “Marina Grande” on the east (home to the ferries, hydrofoils and private yachts), the “Belvedere of Tragara” (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas) and the limestone crags called “sea stacks” that project above the sea (the Faraglioni). Not to mention the “Blue Grotto” (Grotta Azzurra) which is a famous sea cave on the coast of the island!
When I traveled to Italy a few years ago, I didn’t know what to expect when I got on the ferry to go to Capri. I’d heard stories about it, I did a little research, but like with anything it only comes alive when you’re actually there in person. Walking around, I could see how this place became a popular resort for European artists, writers and other celebrities in the latter half of the 19th century. Noteworthy visitors include Clark Gable, Sofia Loren and Jackie Kennedy! I especially loved the main “Piazza Umberto”, home to designer boutiques such as Valentino, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier and Prada. I also loved the scented “Gardens of Augustus” for a tranquil retreat. After hours exploring the cobblestone streets, I enjoyed a typical Caprese dish – Spicy Linguine with Clams and Mussels. Afterwards, I stopped off for a sweet treat of locally-made limoncello… a sweet and potent lemon liqueur fresh from the local groves. I loved it so much I couldn’t resist a photo opp with their giant-sized lemons! Capri is popular for day trippers from Naples and Sorrento. Book your stay there through Capri.com.