Capri and Positano were our destinations for this day.
We started out with a couple of cappucinos and an omelette in Sorrento's Tasso Square.
As the sun rose, the square was abuzz with cars filled with people trying to get to their jobs and school on time.
Shortly after breakfast, we made our way down to the port so we could board the hydrofoil.
As we left the port of Sorrento, the view was pretty remarkable. You could see all the homes and buildings perched up and peppering the hillside. More of this was to come as we sped off to Capri.
The port of Capri was a beautiful sight.
It reminded us of Sausalito, hustling and bustling with merchants while ferry boats arrived to deliver their customers.
Upon disembarking the hydrofoil, we had to get onto a cable car to get to the main square of Capri.
From there, we decided to take a 45-minute hike up to Villa Jovis which is at the far eastern end of the island. This ancient villa was constructed by Augustus Caesar, and later remodeled by Tiberius to use as his vacationing, and eventually retirement home.
We had lunch back at Piazza Umberto, the main square of Capri.
We then visited Marina Piccola (little port), and also
Anacapri, which is at a high elevation at the western end of the island.
It was late afternoon, and we had to leave Capri,
but we were off on a 40-minute ferry ride to another place that was also quite breathtaking...Positano on the Amalfi coast.
Approaching the port, the experience was pretty surreal. Imagine the tiny port of Tiburon but multiply it's scale tenfold.
The beach was still alive with locals getting their last bit of sunbathing in, but the sun was just starting to dip down onto the other side of the hill.
As the sun went down, we sat down to a refreshing dinner overlooking the the ocean. This was a beautiful end to an amazing day!
Here's Positano by night:
Tomorrow is a traveling day. We'll be on a 7-hour train ride to get to the Ligurina coast and hike the Cinque Terre!